Portland, OR. Over 800 Oregon State University alumni and friends gathered on February 1st at the Oregon Convention Center for the annual State of the University Address. Debb and Robert Zagunis visited the OSU College of Business booth before lunch. Mr. Zagunis is a 1977 alumnus of the college. (Photo credit, Hannah O’Leary)

Lunch guests enjoy hands-on displays from several OSU programs and archival footage from OSU’s history as it celebrates its sesquicentennial. (An exhibit on the university’s history opened the following week at the Oregon Historical Society and runs through Sept. 9.)

Nancy Garner and Bob Moore of Bob’s Red Mill sit at one of nearly 50 sponsored tables at this year’s event.

Patrick Stone and Angela Snow, OSU liberal arts alumni and active volunteers.

In his OSU’s State of the University Address, President Ed Ray spoke about OSU’s impact as Oregon’s largest and only statewide university, noting in particular OSU’s expanding presence in Portland.

From Oregon State:

Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so. 

2 campuses, 11 colleges, 15 experiment stations, 35 Extension offices, 200+ academic programs — COUNTLESS IMPACTS.