Jun 07, 2012

The Distinguished Student award is one of the top honors given at OSU-Cascades.  Recipients are selected by members of the faculty.  The award recognizes a student from within each degree area in the current graduating class for outstanding achievement in academics and contribution to their field.  

Distinguished Students consistently show a passion for learning and a dedication to their field of study and to the OSU-Cascades community.  The Distinguished Student award was initiated in 2004.



Graduate Programs

Master of Arts Teaching Elementary -  Jason Kingrey, Springfield, Ore.

Master of Arts Teaching Secondary - Kyle Skidgel, Redmond, Ore.

Master of Science in Counseling (clinical mental health counseling) - Natalie Hull, Atlanta, Ga.

Master of Science in Counseling (school counseling)-Amanda Rose Briese, Gresham, Ore.


Undergraduate Programs

Art -Jordan Barendse, Tualatin, Ore.

Business - Caroline Ervin, Prineville, Ore.

Human Development and Family Sciences - Chelsea Lynn Ramsey, Redmond, Ore.

Liberal Studies - Vanessa Ragsdale, Bend, Ore.

Tourism and Outdoor Leadership - Elyse Lynch, West Linn, Ore.



Undergraduate Programs

General Science - Ryan Ressler, Belfair, Wash.

General Social Science -  Jerome Johnson, Bend, Ore.

Psychology - Heather Springer, Bend, Ore.

Mathematics  - Ryan Bevins, Park City, Utah


The awards ceremony and reception will be held Friday, June 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m at Cascades Hall on the OSU-Cascades campus.  Henry Sayre, Distinguished Professor of Art History and a former leader of the campus will serve as emcee, and Vice President Becky Johnson will host a reception for the students, their families and others.  Bob Eberhard, president of Eberhard's Dairy Products of Redmond and OSU-Cascades 2012 Commencement Speaker will offer remarks.