(Photo above: OSU-Cascades kinesiology major Cecilia Ledford served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2004 to 2008 | courtesy of OSU-Cascades)
To honor student veterans at Oregon State University-Cascades in advance of Veterans Day, the Bend campus is hosting a variety of activities now until November 11.
Seven percent of OSU-Cascades students are veterans, including 65 active duty veterans and 18 students receiving veteran dependent benefits.
Included in the week of activities are:
An exhibit titled I Served featuring posters of women student veterans who are currently enrolled. The exhibit in part honors the anniversary of 100 years of women in the U.S. Marine Corps.
A display in the Beaver Dam of notes of appreciation from campus community members to student veterans A lunch reception recognizing the contributions of student veterans that took place on November 6 Complimentary tickets for student veterans to the OSU Veterans Appreciation Game that took place in Corvallis on November 3 Participation in the 19th Annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Bend on November 11.
Of the active duty veterans enrolled at OSU-Cascades:
- Eight are women
- The oldest is 56; the youngest is 22
- 40 represent Central Oregon, 11 are from elsewhere in Oregon and 14 are from outside the state
- Of those residing in Central Oregon, 26 are from Bend, nine are from Redmond, three are from La Pine and one each is from Madras and Sunriver
The OSU-Cascades Student Success office provides dedicated resources for student veterans to assist with the transition from military to college life and to a civilian career.
OSU-Cascades is committed to supporting veterans in their pursuit of a degree. For information visit osucascades.edu/studentsuccesscenter/veterans-information.
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.