Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Dear OSU Community Members,

Please join me tomorrow, Nov. 11, in celebrating Veterans Day and offering appreciation for veterans’ many contributions through the years and the continuing service of active duty military personnel across the world each day.

Oregon State University is a place where hundreds of veterans and active duty personnel are valued members of the community and contribute in many ways while earning their undergraduate and graduate degrees. This fall, 1,143 veterans make up 3.4% of our Corvallis campus enrollment. At OSU-Cascades, 68 veterans make up 5.5% of that campus’ enrollment. Oregon State is a designated military-friendly university. In collaboration with the federal government, OSU offers financial assistance and supports active duty personnel and veterans with flexible course scheduling to support their educational success. Both campuses in Corvallis and Bend have focused support and resources to assist with the transition from military life to student life

This week, OSU acknowledges veterans and active duty personnel with many highlighted programs and activities on the Corvallis and OSU-Cascades campuses. For example, today from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., the OSU Alumni Association will host a ‘Veterans Perspective’ online panel discussion with four OSU graduates, who are veterans that will share their personal experiences and how the university has contributed to their lives. On Saturday, OSU Athletics will host a veterans’ appreciation recognition as the Beavers football team plays Stanford at 2:30 p.m. in Reser Stadium. Meanwhile, the Albany community will host its 70th annual Veterans Day parade tomorrow.

I hope you will join me tomorrow in reflecting on the service and sacrifice of our country’s veterans and active duty personnel. 

Sincerely,

Becky Johnson
Interim President