Science Lecture

Your success is our success

Your connection to the College of Science inspires our students to tackle some of today's most pressing problems. It gives them the tools they need to succeed and flourish, personally, academically and professionally. Your contributions are visible everywhere – from the scholarships, programs and internships you support for our students to the international and research experiences that help them apply classroom learning to achieve their goals outside the classroom.

Our students look to you as an example of how to contribute in a meaningful way and become a leader in science. We welcome you to engage with our students and faculty – whether it's coming to campus for an event, sharing career advice with a student, presenting a talk about your career path in science or giving back through philanthropy. Your support is invaluable.

Alumni Awards

Recognizing excellence among our alumni and friends

The College of Science is proud to publicly recognize and honor our alumni and friends for their distinguished personal and career accomplishments and for exemplary contributions to society that brought credit to the College and to Oregon State University and has made a lasting impact in our communities and our lives.

Our alumni awards are the highest honors presented by the College to our alumni and friends on an annual basis. We are very proud to claim our alumni as part of our strong science community.

The College of Science launched its 2015-2020 Strategic Plan aimed at building a diverse and inclusive science community of excellence; serving as a global leader in scientific research and scholarship; and excelling in outreach, engagement, visibility and economic development. Our distinguished alumni embody these goals and are dedicated to advancing science and to supporting the next generation of leaders in science.

Our alumni are a testament that a science degree can transform lives and lead to personal and professional success to address some of the most pressing problems facing society. They inspire us all!

Learn more about these prestigious awards or nominate someone.

2017 Alumni Award recipients

2016 Alumni Award recipients

2015 Alumni Award recipients

2014 Alumni Award recipients

2013 Alumni Award recipient


2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award 

After graduating with a degree in mathematics, Suzanne McGrath charted an ambitious career path that led to her becoming President of Vision Capital Management, Inc., an investment advisory firm she founded 18 years ago with her daughter. McGrath and her husband, math alumnus Bernie McGrath ('70, '74), have generously supported OSU across the Colleges of Science, Engineering and Business to athletics. She has certainly broken the stereotype of a science graduate.


Contact us 

To discuss how you can support the College of Science, please contact our Directors of Development for the College.

Tom McLennan

Sr. Director of Development
541-737-0847 office

Marlys Amundson

Director of Development 
541-737-0055 office
541-737-9689 fax


Learn more about the latest philanthropy news, giving opportunities and events at Oregon State University by visiting the OSU Foundation website. Or make a gift online today.


Connect with the OSU Alumni Association

For more information on OSU alumni services, programs and events, visit the OSU Alumni Association website.