BEAVERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
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Recovery, racing and rockets
Sometimes one decision opens countless doors in front of you. With support from the Joan & Tom Skoro Collegiate Recovery Community, John Kittelman, ’18, found the stability he needed to stick with sobriety, finish his master’s degree and land a job at SpaceX.
Facing the climate crisis head-on
Meet the new deputy chief climate officer who has been leading sustainable and humanitarian projects globally since her time at Oregon State. The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation announced Aparna Shrivastava, ’11, as part of its first-ever dedicated team of senior officials focused on climate action.
No. 1 feels good
Oregon State Ecampus is no stranger to earning top 10 national rankings. But in a year that raised the bar for online higher education programs everywhere, ranking first in the nation for Best Online Liberal Arts College means OSU is doing something right.
Congrats to Black Alumni and Friends Network board members Jonathan Riley, ’09, and Temmecha Turner, ’04, for earning recognition at the annual Black Excellence Celebration hosted by the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center. In addition, Keith Dempsey, ’93, M.S. ’96, Ph.D. ’10, awarded scholarships to five students from the Nia Black Scholar Living-Learning Community.