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College of Health

Everyone has a role to play in making the world a healthier place for all.

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We are at the forefront of addressing complex challenges to population health and well-being. Backed by science, community engagement and more than a century of experience tackling urgent challenges, our work has never been more vital.

This includes training the next generation of public health and human sciences leaders, who grow their passions into purposeful careers that make a difference in a world in which three times the number of current public health graduates is needed to meet the needs of the future.

There are a number of ways to make a difference and support our work, from changing a student’s life through a scholarship or giving to specialized funds that support IMPACT, the Dean’s Fund for Excellence and more.

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About Dam Proud Day

On April 24, 2024, Beavers everywhere will rally together to support Oregon State University during Dam Proud Day. This 24-hour period is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of the Beaver community, supporting all OSU students and stretching ourselves toward our aspirations.

A tradition since 2019 and now in its fifth year, Dam Proud Day 2024 will build upon the momentum of years past to connect Beaver Believers everywhere, share belief in our great university and support more than 70 OSU programs and causes.

Your gifts to Dam Proud Day 2024 allow Oregon State University to advance its education, research and outreach mission. With nearly 80% of the giving opportunities directly supporting students, rallying behind a cause you care about ensures the next generation of Beavers are ready to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow!

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Dean’s Fund for Excellence

Dean’s Fund for Excellence

Help the dean support the areas of greatest need within the college by giving to the Dean’s Fund for Excellence.

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Impact fund

IMPACT Fund

Make a difference in the life of a child with disability and their family by supporting the Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children (IMPACT) Fund. In this globally recognized program, students work weekly with children ages 6 months to 21 in a variety of activities that move the body and inspire the mind.

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Student Success Fund

In order to tackle the health challenges of tomorrow, and to meet the world’s demand for public health graduates, we must train future generations of health professionals to be rooted in community engagement and research and to prioritize lifelong health.

Ways to support students

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Rachel Harmon
Dietetics Intern, Summer 2023

Recipient of an Experiential Learning Scholarship

“My most cherished lesson from my experiential learning opportunity was realizing the profound impact I can have on someone's life. During my internship rotation, I encountered patients who arrived at the clinic feeling utterly defeated by their health challenges.

Employing the knowledge and motivational interviewing skills I acquired in college, I engaged in meaningful conversations with them, helping craft plans to regain control of their well-being.

Witnessing the gratitude and joy that emanated from these patients reaffirmed that I can make a positive difference in people's lives and confirmed that I am on the right career path.”

  

Giving FAQ

Common questions and answers about making a gift to Oregon State University.

Contact

Jessica Merkner

Jessica Merkner

Senior Director of Development
College of Health, Linus Pauling Institute

[email protected]

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Molly Moriarty Russell

Molly Moriarty Russell

Assistant Director of Development
College of Health

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Casey Farm '05

Casey Farm '05

Director of Alumni Relations
College of Health
541-737-3456
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