Academic Champions

University of Oregon students excel in classrooms, labs, athletics and around the globe in amazing ways.

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Hayley Michelle Belli graduated this spring from the University of Oregon with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and minors in German and business administration. She's an Oregon native from Philomath. "My undergraduate education opened up a world of opportunities that are only just the beginning as I carry forward with my personal aspirations," she says.Extracurricular/leadership activities:
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Adrien Ann Wilkie, 23, earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science with a minor in biology this year from the University of Oregon. She is from Dallas, Texas.Extracurricular/leadership activities:Coalition Against Environmental Racism (CAER), Student Sustainability Fund Advisory Committee, Environmental Studies Club, Environmental Leadership Program.
Celebrating Champions-Katelyn Enebo
This Celebrating Champions video, featuring Katelyn Enebo, is one of our favorites. She thanks her academic advisor, Kara Hirano, for helping to make her a first-generation college graduate. See more Celebrating Champions videos.
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (June 6, 2011) – University of Oregon golfer Jack Dukeminier has been named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team, conference commissioner Larry Scott announced this week.
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Sean Nack, 27, of Springfield, received a bachelor’s degree in international studies on June 13 from the University of Oregon. He is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.I chose to attend the University of Oregon because … it was close to family.
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Jason Gribsy, 22, will earn his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Oregon on June 13. He is from Hayward, Calif.Extracurricular or leadership activities:President of the Warsaw Sports Business Club; recipient of the David Warsaw Outstanding Undergraduate in Sports Business award.I chose to attend the University of Oregon because… of the Warsaw Sports Business Club, the prestige and acclaim of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, and Oregon athletics. Oregon is a big Pac-10 school.
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Deni Basaraba, 29, received her doctorate in educational leadership in 2011 from the University of Oregon. She is from Sacramento, Calif. “I have found work that I enjoy, am passionate about, will provide continuous opportunities to learn and grow, and may have positive effects on the lives of others,” she says.Extracurricular/leadership activities: Master’s swimming, running; volunteering for the Willamalane Swim Club and Eugene Christian Fellowship; co-coordinator for faculty colloquia in the Department of Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership.
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Craig Ashford, 29, of Austin, Texas, will receive his law degree with a certificate of completion in tax when he graduates June 13 from the University of Oregon. “I have found an education that has filled out and complemented my life,” he says.Extracurricular/leadership activities:
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Naomi Rowden of Woodinville, Wash., will receive a law degree and a master’s degree in conflict and dispute resolution when she graduates from the University of Oregon. She was originally from Mesa, Ariz., and moved to the Seattle area when she was 10. “So many people come to UO Law from different backgrounds and experiences, and contribute to a great learning community here,” she says.
Lawson Inada and Dan Miller
“What We Could Carry,”a documentary film produced and directed by Professor Daniel Miller from the UO School of Journalism and Communication has been awarded the 2011 Best Documentary Award in short form faculty documentaries in the 2011 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts.