Dedication. Inspiration. Motivation. Three powerful words describing those invested in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences – and in particular – the students and donors recognized at this year’s Celebration of Excellence event held May 5.
The 10th annual event brought together the college’s extraordinary students and those who support them in a meaningful way – parents, grandparents, friends, donors, faculty, staff and alumni.
The event kicked off with a warm welcome by CPHHS Dean Tammy Bray, who has celebrated her students’ achievements for 10 years as dean.
“This college and the people who make it great, our amazing faculty and students, could not dream and achieve without the support of our wonderful donors,” Tammy said.
More than $350,000 in fellowships and scholarships were awarded to approximately 175 high-achieving students (pdf) to help relieve financial stress and aid them in their studies.
Collectively, the college’s donors have also supported the creation of new research centers, funded scholarships and graduate fellowships, and made investments in the college’s faculty.
The generous support is helping the college on its way to becoming the first accredited college of public health and human sciences in Oregon, which adds tremendous value and prestige to students’ degrees.
Other speakers at Celebration of Excellence included Oregon State University President Ed Ray, CPHHS donor Cheryl Lutz, undergraduate student Exercise and Sport Science student Natalie Morgan, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety graduate student Andres Cardenas and Endowed Director of the Moore Family Center Emily Ho.
Guests enjoyed two videos (watch them below) highlighting students in all four of the college’s disciplines – Public Health, Nutrition, Exercise and Sport Science and Human Development and Family Sciences. Each student discussed their need for the scholarship or fellowship, as well as their goals for the future.