OSUAA Fellows Awards

Date: 10/25/2013
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


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Please join us as we
celebrate Oregon State alumni who bring credit to Beaver Nation by making a difference. 

Friday, October 25, 2013 CH2M HILL Alumni Center | Oregon State University | Corvallis, OR
6 p.m. Social | 7 p.m. Dinner & Awards Program

$50 per person | $45 for OSUAA members
$360 for a table of eight
$20 students 

OSU Alumni Association Fellows Awards

Jack Borsting, College of Science, '51
Martin Goebel, College of Forestry, '79
Sandra Henderson, College of Science, '83, '88, '01 (Nominated by the College of Education)
Debra Nelson, College of Veterinary Medicine, '87
Carol Hill Pickard, College of Home Economics, '76 (Nominated by the University Honors College)
James Womack, College of Agricultural Sciences, '68

Young Alumni Award

Darrin Crescenzi, College of Liberal Arts, '07

Honorable Jack R. Borsting
BA, College of Science, 1951 
(M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1952 and 1960 respectively from University of Oregon)

As a lead volunteer at OSU, Honorable Jack R. Borsting has done much to promote the College of Science where he has set up a fellowship fund for graduate students in the Department of Statistics. The fund has resulted in a stronger connection between undergraduate statistics departments in California and the graduate program at OSU, enabling us to bring the best and brightest to Corvallis. 

Dr. Borsting’s distinguished list of professional and public service accomplishments includes Assistant Secretary of Defense for the United States Department of Defense, visiting Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University, Project Officer at the Air Force Special Weapons Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and appointments as an academic dean from Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USC’s School of Business Administration and School of Business Administration at University of Miami. 

Martin Goebel
College of Forestry, BS, 1979 
(Master of Agriculture, Texas A&M University, 1989)

Mr. Goebel is one of the pioneers of the sustainability movement and a recent recipient of the prestigious Earle A. Chiles Award. His desire to find solutions that work for communities, businesses and the environment during the timber and salmon wars of the 1990s led him to create Sustainable Northwest in 1994. Martin recently completed 10 years as a founding member of the Oregon Sustainability Board and currently serves as a Trustee of the Compton Foundation, Mexico Nature Conservation Fund and the Mesoamerican Reef Fund. He is frequently asked to publish and speak on themes related to collaborative leadership, conservation and sustainable development policy and practice in the Pacific Northwest and Latin America. 

Sandra Henderson
Bachelor of Science, 1983; Master of Science (Geography), 1988; Doctor of Philosophy (Science Education), 2001
Dr. Henderson has made a lasting impact on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and research throughout her career.  In June of 2013 she was honored at The White House as a Citizen Science Champion of Change for her work in NEON’s Project BudBurst which she co-founded in 2007. BudBurst is a national online citizen science campaign where individuals from all walks of life and all 50 states report on the timing of leafing, flowering and fruiting of plants in their communities. The data is freely available to researchers and educators who can use it to learn more about the responsiveness of individual plant species to local, regional and national changes in climate.

Debra Nelson
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, 1987
(B.S. Portland State University, 1983)

Debra Nelson has served in a mixed animal practice for over 25 years in Casa Grande, Arizona. She has an exemplary record of service to her profession and community, including serving as president of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and participating in pet-enhanced therapy services. She has traveled to other countries to provide volunteer veterinary services to underserved communities.

Carol Hill Pickard

College of Home Economics, 1976, Nominated by the University Honors College
(Doctor of Jurisprudence, College of William and Mary, 1979)

Carol’s professional and service career exemplifies an ideal balance between career and civic engagement. She has been particularly dedicated to education in a wide range of roles, and no Oregon State alumnus has done more to support the growth and vitality of the University Honors College (UHC).  It is this commitment to community that truly distinguishes Carol as an outstanding representative of OSU and the past and present programs it offers to high-achieving students. In 2005, Carol joined the UHC Board of Regents, the college’s external advisory board, and she has been a committed, effective voice in that group ever since. 

James Womack

Ph.D., College of Agricultural Sciences, 1968
(BS, Abilene Christian University, 1964)

Dr. Womack is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Animal Biotechnology and Genomics at Texas A & M University. He is an accomplished and internationally recognized leader in bovine genomics with numerous awards and honors for his research. In addition to being a member of the National Academy of Science, he was awarded the 2001 Wolf Prize in Agriculture “for the use of recombinant DNA technology, to revolutionize plant and animal science, paving the way for applications to neighboring fields.”


Darrin Crescenzi 
BFA, College of Liberal Arts, 2007
As a young boy, Darrin Crescenzi was obsessed with the graphic designs of flags and insignias painted on warplanes. This pure infatuation of what we call branding today fueled his life-long love for the creative process.  While at Oregon State University, he redesigned the OSU Alumni Association’s Stater Magazine to what you see today and upon graduation interned at Nike before being hired there full-time. At Nike, Darrin worked on projects ranging from wallpaper in Nike Athletes’ lounge at the Beijing Olympics to the initials-and-crown personal logo of NBA superstar LeBron James.  Darrin now serves as senior designer in the Manhattan offices of Prophet, a worldwide brand and marketing consultancy and was recently recognized as one of the world’s 100 most creative people in business. 


Contact Information

OSU Alumni Association
204 CH2M HILL Alumni Center
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737-2351
Toll free: (877) OSTATER

Date & Location

Date: 10/25/2013
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
OSU Alumni Association 
CH2M HILL Alumni Center
Corvallis, OR 97331