Congratulations, Class of 2021

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is extremely proud of you. It’s been an honor to see you shine at OSU.

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Friday, June 11 – In-person commencement activities
Saturday, June 12 – Virtual commencement ceremony.
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We want to take this time to recognize you and your hard-earned accomplishments.

We also recognize that our celebration is occurring in a society experiencing separation, outrage and sadness. We know you will be the catalyst for essential change and necessary healing.

We commit to joining you in building community, both locally and globally, where equity-minded decision-making informs safety, health, well-being, and justice.

Student stories

International kinesiology student credits research, OSU for bright future ahead

When Yulin Hu attended her first Beaver football game in 2015, she instantly fell in love with the campus and energy of Oregon State University. Now in her final term before graduation, she treasures years of memories and accomplishments.

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Making the most out of your education

Anna Stefanou is an undergraduate student studying kinesiology. Following commencement, she’ll be commissioning as a Naval Officer and will go to San Diego to start training as a Surface Warfare Officer.

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Despite numerous obstacles, public health graduate persevered

Tamme Young received her bachelor’s degree in public health from Oregon State University in winter 2020. Originally from Havre, Montana, Tamme returned to OSU as a non-traditional college student. Despite numerous obstacles, she persevered and plans to support homeless veterans on a path to stability.

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Pursuing a career with passion

Logan Iverson is an undergraduate student studying human development and family sciences and will graduate this spring. After graduation, he hopes to work as an instructor or educational assistant.

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Using food and nutrition as an asset for health

Once Cameron Stone realized nutrition was related to medical challenges we see today, majoring in nutrition at Oregon State became an easy choice. After graduation, she will commission into the Army's medical services core before attending medical school.

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Using public health to amplify the voices of those who don't get to be heard

Conor Foley chose to earn his MPH at Oregon State University so he could address health disparities he saw in his community and others. After graduation, he hopes to create a healthier future by amplifying the voices of those who don’t get to be heard and advocating for better health systems and policies.

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Creating a healthier future through public health

Keeley Blackie is an undergraduate student studying public health with an option in health promotion health behavior. She believes that accessibility and equality are the future of public health and hopes to help people from all walks of life be the healthiest and safest they can be. 

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Creating a healthier future through kinesiology

Rachel Meighan is an undergraduate student studying kinesiology. After graduation, she hopes to create a healthier future by helping women in marginalized communities who have low maternal and infant health outcomes.

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There is no secret to nutrition

Lisa Perrett is an undergraduate student studying nutrition and dietetics. After graduation, she will attend the University of Utah’s coordinated master’s program in nutrition and dietetics with a focus in sports nutrition.

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Creating a healthier future through HDFS

Rylee Maston is an undergraduate student studying human development and family sciences so that when she becomes a nurse, she understands the people behind the chart. After graduation, she will continue her education at Oregon State University in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program.

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Ensuring health and safety for all workers

Natalie Wenzlick will graduate with a master of public health focused on environmental and occupational health and safety. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career that implements sustainable and safe practices for all workers.

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Helping the homeless

Regan Benitez received her bachelor’s degree in human development and family sciences in winter 2020. She always knew she wanted to work with people and make a difference. A practicum working with the homeless gave her the chance.

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Making an impact in individual’s lives and communities

Maddie Fuhrman received her bachelor’s degree in public health in winter 2021. Originally from Silverton, Oregon, she participated in Oregon State’s track and cross-country teams throughout her college education. In fall 2021, she will start a Master of Science in Nursing program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Community-serving, equity-first epidemiologist

Drew Docter will graduate with a master of public health focused on epidemiology. Originally from Madison, Wisc., he is confident that his time in the MPH program has given him the tools to better translate community voices and experiences into data-driven decision-making.

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The student athlete experience

Ellie Slama will graduate this spring with her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. During her time in the college, Ellie played on the Oregon State women’s golf team. She took over the college’s Instagram stories in May to share her experience as a student athlete and kinesiology major.

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A love for public health

Ezra Affoumado is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in public health management and policy and a minor in business entrepreneurship, with plans to go into health care administration. Ezra has been a part of OSU’s TRACE community testing program since it began in April 2020, working with the field operations manager on logistics and management for teams doing door-to-door sampling throughout Oregon.

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