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Put yourself out there.

          Bet you didn’t know there is only one species of beaver in
          the whole U.S. You’d never know it at Oregon State. Here,

          you can be who you are and explore who you want to be. This
          community will welcome you, support you and celebrate you.

          Wherever you come from, wherever you’re going, we’ll

          always call you a Beav.

          If the dream of college

          seems out-of-reach, we
          step up to give students

          a boost.

          For Angel Torres, that boost was CAMP. The
          College Assistance Migrant Program helps make
          a college education attainable for students from
          migrant and seasonal farmworker backgrounds.
          With CAMP’s support, Oregon State became
          affordable. And when Angel got here, CAMP
          provided academic resources, mentoring and
          activities to help him thrive. Which he has —
          through an internship taking plant tissue samples
          for local growers, a research project using x-ray
          absorptiometry to study livestock bones and a
          study abroad experience examining agricultural
          systems in Puerto Rico.
          Angel has served as a mentor for first-year
          students in the CAMP program, sharing the
          same tools and resources he received. “Without
          the program, I wouldn’t be as successful as I am
          now,” Angel says. “Programs like CAMP allow for
          that inclusivity of students who don’t necessarily
          have a college background. It provides that sense
          that education is for all.”

          He’s right. And he’s proof.
          Angel Torres ’18
          Crop and Soil Science | College of
          Agricultural Sciences

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