CORVALLIS - At a recent ceremony, the College of Business at Oregon State University officially dedicated the Arthur Stonehill International Business Exchange Program, which has opened broad educational opportunities to OSU business students and honors one of the college's leading educators.

The program is based on a commitment by the OSU College of Business to provide every qualified student an opportunity for an experiential learning experience, such an as internship, consulting or industry based project, work in the field of study or an international exchange.

Last year, officials say, 128 students had an international exchange or study abroad experience, in the largest business exchange program in the state. "The success of this program is largely due to the vision, hard work and enthusiasm of professor emeritus Art Stonehill," said Ilene Kleinsorge, dean of the college. "During his 24 years at OSU teaching international finance, he was instrumental in getting our Denmark international student exchange off the ground and has continued to support the exchange concept with other programs, funding and support."

OSU business students can now study in Australia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Hong Kong, Thailand and the Czech Republic, and Stonehill has received honors and recognition from several of the universities with which he helped establish exchange programs.

"Due to Art's commitment and passion for international business, our College of Business has a solid international curriculum that prepares our students for working within the global economy," said Steve Lawton, associate professor of international business, at the ceremony. "One of our most distinctive elements of the College of Business is our international exchange programs that span the world."