OSU-Cascades Campus commencement recognizes graduates


BEND - A commencement ceremony was recently held for the second graduating class of Oregon State University-Cascades Campus.

The event recognized students receiving degrees from OSU and all of the partnering institutions in the OSU-Cascades Campus. The campus already is offering 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees, a very high number for an institution that has just completed its second year of operation. More degrees will be added by fall term, and enrollment is continuing to increase, said Jay Casbon, campus executive officer.

The commencement address was given by James C. Carnahan, a member of the Board of Directors of Central Oregon Community College and the Board of Advisors of OSU-Cascades Campus, in a ceremony that also recognized graduates of Central Oregon Community College. Tim White, the president of OSU, and a number of other administrators from campus partner institutions also participated in the ceremony.

"OSU-Cascades was designed through a collaborative process with many institutions," Casbon said. "Our graduates know the important benefits of collaboration, learning with a community and achieving worthwhile goals within a context of cooperation."

The students receiving bachelor's degrees from OSU included:

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    Michele Marie Bartow, liberal studies; Scott William Cooper, environmental science; Susan Yoleen Faerber, liberal studies; Kayla Marie Henderson, liberal studies; Heather Lea Hoyt, human development and family science; Cathi Marie Elena Jenson, environmental science; Brian Robert Malone, liberal studies; Chad Alan Montgomery, liberal studies; Jeffrey Dean Moss, fisheries and wildlife science; Kimberly J. Schroeder, liberal studies; Laura E. Walker, liberal studies
    Rosemary Allynne Allport, human development and family science
    Elizabeth Carol Bare, human development and family science
    Jara Renee Woolf, human development and family science
    Alan Gary Ome, natural resources
    Daniel J. Mattioda, agricultural business management
    Shawn L. Banta, liberal studies; Doyce E. Bedortha, human development and family science; Keri L.E. Holcomb, general agriculture; Ashley Lyn Weller, liberal studies
    Christine Melissa Kellison, liberal studies
    Laurel Marie Foster, animal sciences; George E. Welch, Jr., liberal studies