Focus: Fall 2020

This edition of Focus on Forestry underscores how we as a college strive for research innovation, meaningful educational opportunities, and pledge to advance society by finding solutions to our most complicated questions. We do this work with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, helping create a more just society for all.

Fall 2020 Focus Stories

College News and Notes

Dedicated to preparing the future leaders of our working forest landscapes, the college awarded 210 undergraduate degrees and 66 graduate degrees with a virtual celebration held in June. At the celebration, three graduates were presented with awards recognizing their exceptional work during their time at Oregon State:

  • Anis Bel, bachelor’s degree in renewable materials, earned the Paul & Neva Dunn Outstanding Senior Award in recognition of his outstanding scholastic achievement and professional ability.
  • Wade Christensen, bachelor’s degree in foresry, received the Harold Bowerman Leadership Award for demonstrated leadership, outstanding contributions and enthusiastic participation in student club activities and college programs.
  • Tristen Guzaitis, bachelor’s degree in forestry, received the Kelly Axe Award for tirelessly supporting professors, fellow students, clubs and college projects during his time at Oregon State.

The completion of the Oregon Forest Science Complex was made possible thanks to the generosity of our donors.

Lead Donors of $5,000,000 and more
Emmerson Family, Roseburg Forest Products, Starker Forests, Ann & Bill Swindells Charitable Trust

$1,000,000 – $4,999,999
Freres Familly, Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund, Weyerhaeuser Company, The Wollenberg Foundation, Anonymous

$250,000 – $999,999
CoBank, Jim Giustina ’67, N. B. Giustina Family, Giustina Resources, Hampton Lumber, Lone Rock Resources, Murphy Company, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Thompson Tree Farm

$100,000 – $249,999
Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc.; Patty White Bedient ’75 & Ron Bedient; Diane L. & James A. Hallstrom ’74; Martin Nygaard ’51; John and Linda Shelk; Ronald E. Stuntzner ’64 & Joyce Reusser Stuntzner ’64; Swanson Group Inc.

$25,000 – $99,999
Boise Cascade Company; Campbell Global, LLC; Cascade Timber Consulting, Inc.; Green Diamond Resource Company; D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations, LLC; Miller Timber Services; Janet Aydelott Pease ’60 & Norman C. Pease; Pope Resources; Richen Family; Willamette Valley Company LLC; Zip-O-Log Mills Inc.

For more information on how to donate to the College of Forestry, please visit the OSU Foundation.

The Oregon State College of Forestry mourns the loss of these alumni, friends of the college and former faculty. We wish peace and comfort to their family and friends.

Constance Warne Bowden
Friend of the college
June 26, 1935 – Feb. 19, 2020

Frederick Bierlmaier
Staff, H.J. Andrews
May 4, 1944 – May 4, 2020

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