Oregon State’s Triad club awarded $750 scholarships this spring to honor the accomplishments of two Oregon State students: Ellen Yin, a junior in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences majoring in exercise and sport science and minoring in business and entrepreneurship; Roy Almog, a senior in the University Honors College majoring in exercise and sport science and minoring in chemistry.
Yin is from Corvallis and graduated from Crescent Valley High school. Since transferring to Oregon State from the University of Southern California, she has been active with extracurricular and service activities as a board member for the OSU Beaver Store. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, volunteers at Red Cross blood drives and served as a wellness coordinator for the Corvallis School District, where she dedicated 60 hours planning and coordinating events.
“By pursuing a degree in the field of kinesiology,” she says, “I hope to combine my knowledge of movement with my love for words and journalism by making a positive impact on people.”
She looks forward to increasing her involvement on campus in the future with initiation into the Order of the Omega, a leadership honor society for members of the Greek.
Roy Almog grew up in Portland and graduated from Westview High School. He has been on the dean’s list and honor roll while at Oregon State. His extracurricular activities include serving as an undergraduate teaching assistant for the anatomy and physiology lab, working at the student learning center in the Honors College, and volunteering with the OSU blood drive, where he was elected to the position of director of promotions and publicity.
One of the most influential service activities he has been involved with is volunteering with IMPACT for Life, a program that serves individuals with disabilities. In her recommendation letter, the coordinator for that program writes, “I can confidently say that Roy is one of the most dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers our program has had. He brings boundless energy to his role working with IMPACT participants and helps them become more confident, independent and motivated to engage in activities.”
Almog is applying to medical school with the goal of becoming a doctor.
Triad awards scholarships annually and is open to all Oregon State employees. Since 1926, the club has emphasized service, fellowship and cooperation. Triad meets weekly at noon on Thursdays in the MU. More information is available at oregonstate.edu/triad.