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The Distinguished Student Award is one of the top honors given to students by the Oregon State University – Cascades faculty. The annual award recognizes one graduating student from each degree area for outstanding academic achievement and contributions to their field.
The following graduates of the OSU-Cascades Class of 2018 received the award.
Robyn Loxley, Prineville, Ore.; Master of Counseling, Clinical Mental Health
Jesse Kratz, Bend; Master of Counseling, School Counseling
Amy Gautschi, Bend; Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education
Lindsey Namanny, Medford, Ore.; Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education
Rachel Wiley, Bend; Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Alicia Welbourn, Bend; Bachelor of Arts, Applied Visual Arts
Taylor Mehr, Bend; Bachelor of Science, Biology
Melanie Widmer, Madras, Ore.; Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Makeila Lundy, Bend; Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
Agustinus Lawandy, Jakarta, Indonesia; Bachelor of Science, Energy Systems Engineering
Artesha Wilkinson, Klamath Falls, Ore.; Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Sciences
Tristin Sornson, Salem, Ore.; Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Management
Courtney S. Haber, Bend; Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology
Jordan S. Weaver, Sisters, Ore.; Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies
Corrinne Oedekerk, Bend; Bachelor of Science, Natural Resources
Rayisa Debler, Bend; Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Kaylin Landry, Bend; Bachelor of Science, Social Science
Michelle van Hilten, Bend; Bachelor of Science, Tourism and Outdoor Leadership
About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s campus in Bend, Ore. features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Nearly 20 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and options, and three graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism, recreation and adventure leadership. OSU-Cascades expanded to a four-year university in 2015; its new campus opened in 2016.