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OSU-Cascades announces 2021 distinguished students

Bridger Cook, who received a 2021 Distinguished Student Award, atop Bessie Butte
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Bridger Cook, who received a 2021 Distinguished Student Award, atop Bessie Butte

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Oregon State University–Cascades has announced the recipients of the 2021 Distinguished Student Awards.

The annual awards are among the top honors given by faculty to OSU-Cascades students and recognize outstanding academic achievement and contributions to each degree  program’s field of study.

The undergraduate recipients and their fields of study are:

  • Emmerson Donnell of Bend - American studies.
  • Sandra Dennis of Bend - arts, media and technology.
  • Abigail Larkin of Bend – biology.
  • Megan Bolt of Bend - business administration.
  • Marji Symonds of Bend - computer science.
  • Bridger Cook of Bend - energy systems engineering.
  • Tyler Morris of Bend - hospitality management.      
  • Thelma Pruett of Bend - human development and family sciences.   
  • Jess Hofherr of Pueblo West, Colorado – kinesiology.   
  • Willie Farias-Rivera of Bend - liberal studies.
  • Laura McWhorter of Bend - natural resources.
  • Jade Warner of Bend - social science.
  • Mitchell Sheridan of Portland - tourism, recreation and adventure leadership.

The graduate recipients and their fields of study are:

  • Chris Madigan of Lakeville, Minnesota - Master of Counseling in clinical mental health counseling.        
  • Aurora Jensen of Corvallis  -  Master of Counseling in school counseling.
  • Angela Rose Leverich of Bend - Master of Teaching in elementary education.          
  • Amber Tollerud of Eugene - Master of Teaching in secondary education.      

To view stories about the award recipients, visit osucascades.edu/distinguished-students-2021.

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.

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    1. Ummm…Taken a look at the population of Central Oregon lately? Pretty sure there’s a Hispanic student in there too unless Farias-Rivera is an old Welsh surname.

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