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Microbiology alumni create scholarships to support science students

Paul Kenis founded the California Wolf Center. Matthew Bacho helped confront AIDS. Deb Bellinghausen supervised a lab combatting periodontic diseases.

Now they are among the alumni who want to show their appreciation with financial donations to the microbiology department.

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Alumni and Friends

Alumni Awards celebrates exceptional achievements

The College of Science community recently gathered to celebrate this year’s Alumni Award recipients. These alumni distinguished themselves through their groundbreaking research, strong leadership and efforts to enhance equity, access and inclusion.

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Alumni and Friends

Wildlife conservation: Devising statistical tools anyone can use

Research statistician emerita and alumna Manuela Huso (M.S., 88’) received the highest honorary recognition an employee can receive within the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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Alumni and Friends

Inside the coolest collection of artifacts you’ve never seen

Tucked away in a corner of Cordley Hall in Corvallis, there was, for a short time, an amazing but tiny museum. Its artifacts ranged from medals to original artworks to photos, but there were no admission fees or interpretive plaques, and — alas — no gift shop. In fact, this unusual museum wasn’t open to the public at all and, at least for now, has been packed into boxes and stored away; whether it will ever exist again is unknown.

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Alumni Awards celebrates excellence in the College of Science

On October 24, 2022, the College of Science community gathered to celebrate this year’s Alumni Award recipients. These awards publicly recognize our alumni, friends, and colleagues for their distinguished personal and career achievements, service, and contributions to society that reflect positively on the College of Science and on Oregon State University.

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Alumni and Friends

Young Alumni Award: Excellence in neuroscience education

One question changed the course of Tari Tan’s (Biochemistry & Biophysics, ‘08) professional career.

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Alumni and Friends

Alumni Awards: Raising the bar for diversity in the legal profession

Only 1.7% of attorneys in Oregon identified as Hispanic or Latino/a in 2020.

College of Science alumni Román Hernández (‘92) is not only part of that 1.7%, but he has dedicated his time to making sure that number grows.

Paula and Ken Krane
Alumni and Friends

Distinguished Service Award: Supporting experiential learning

Paula and Kenneth Krane are in the business of granting dreams.

On October 21, the College of Science will award the Kranes the 2022 Distinguished Service Award, recognizing the distinguished service of alumni or friends of the College.

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Alumni and Friends

Eileen and Norbert Hartmann Faculty Scholar established to support faculty in College of Science

The Hartmann Faculty Scholar was established in 2021 by Eileen Hartmann, ’74, ’76, and Norbert Hartmann to support faculty in the College of Science. Their planned estate gift also benefits scholarships in OSU Baseball and Women’s Basketball, Polk County 4-H and programs in the College of Science.

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Events

Alumni Awards highlight impact at home and abroad

The College of Science community gathered on Friday, November 12, 2021, for the 2021 Alumni Awards, recognizing alumni who stand out in their accomplishments across industry, philanthropy and research.

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Alumni and Friends

Students with disabilities accomplish their dreams with Distinguished Alumna-founded scholarship

Judy Faucett, recipient of the College of Science 2021 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, founded the Rise Scholarship – the first scholarship at Oregon State exclusively serving students with disabilities.

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Alumni and Friends

Wire-working pioneer receives Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

Ron Schoenheit (B.S. Mathematics ’65) is the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for his accomplishments that have brought honor, distinction and visibility to the College of Science.