Distinguished Students 2018

The Distinguished Student Award annually honors a graduating student in each degree program at OSU-Cascades.

Jun 18, 2018

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.


Graduate Students

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


Undergraduate Students

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


Stories about each of the honorees can be found here.  To learn about degree programs offered at OSU-Cascades visit http://osucascades.edu/academics.

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.