Alumni Feature Story Archive



 

Good Humor

Emmy-award winning alumnus Ian Karmel pitches comedy both day and night.
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Alumna Rose Jubb

Style and Substance

Alumna Rose Jubb ignites confidence through image consulting.
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Drive for Social Change

Activism, experience, and insights give alum Cameron Whitten the forces to shape culture.
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Sweet Magic

Alumna Lee Hedgmon turns her affinity for honey and talent for distilling into a specialty business.
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Peace, Security and Justice for All

Alumna and veteran Pam Campos-Palma's work improves society on a global scale.
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Identity Design All-Star

Graphic Design alumnus Mario Milosevic leads art direction for the Trail Blazers.
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In the Public Eye

Alumnus Jim Westwood helped place PSU on the national stage.
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Art Accessibility

Alumna Nellie Scott promotes art as a means of inspiration, education, and social justice.
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State of Wonder

Alumnus John Waller's sense of adventure elevates his video production company.
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Realizing Potential

Alumna Zanele Mutepfa-Rhone creates platforms that celebrate diversity and unite communities.
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Educating at every level

Alumnus Dale Milam strives to consistently offer the best student experience.
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Growth mindset

Alumnus Brian Salvador pursues and shares knowledge to empower himself and others.
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Dedicated to exceptional customer experience

Alumna Jessica Ferrell delivers highly personalized marketing strategies through honest storytelling.
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Lifelong learner

Curiosity and self-direction give alumna varied perspectives for adult education and development.
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Crafted with care

Alumna Jill Kuehler launches a rare women-owned-and operated distillery.
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Flavorful discovery

Alumnus Jaime Soltero Jr. finds his passion by offering cuisine true to its origins.
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Strong roots

Alumnus Alex Sokol Blosser pairs values and tradition at one of Oregon’s pioneering wineries.
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Connecting the dots

Alumna Anita Ramachandran's diverse experiences elevate Mercy Corps’ MicroMentor program.
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Clever perception

Pulitzer-prize winning alumnus Jack Ohman brings wry humor and knack for drawing to political cartoons.
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The way forward

Alumna Diane Nguyen forged her own path to impact youth and the retail industry.
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Creating access for all

Alumna Nickole Cheron’s advocacy enhances accessibility services and challenges assumptions.
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Supporting communities of color

Alumna LM Alaiyo Foster paired her Black Studies degree with a career built on passion and perseverance.
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On a high note

Alumna Audrey Luna sings her way into history.
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Celebrating alumni achievement

Former NFL player, Neil Lomax, '81 was honored with the Simon Benson Award for Alumni Achievement at the 2018 Simon Benson Awards Dinner.
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One of the good guys

Former undercover agent, veteran and PSU alum Christopher Hughes enlisted loyalty and grit to battle corruption.
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Three decades of team spirit

Winning a national volleyball championship was only the beginning for 10 PSU Vikings.
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Finding the right fit

As PSU’s MBA program celebrates its 50th anniversary, alum Justin Chi is a prime example of why the program is a success .
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A community perspective

PSU alumnus Kyle Vsetecka instills local identity into Portland State of Mind artwork.
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A winning way with words

PSU MFA alumna Chelsea Bieker earns exclusive national literary award.
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Transforming farming with drones

Alumnus Ryan Jenson invented a drone to help farmers manage their crops.
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Legendary by design

A chance encounter led PSU alum Carolyn Davidson to create the Nike "swoosh".
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Where art meets activism

PSU alum Pedro Oliveira’s award-winning photography cultivates compassion.
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Celebrating Pride

A conversation with PSU alum and award-winning author Sassafrass Lowrey.
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Bringing a native perspective to Congress

Former PSU student body president Rudy Soto strives to protect tribal sovereignty.
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Creating a brighter world

PSU graphic design alumna Gretchen Schauffler transforms spaces with vibrant colors.
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An architecture of empathy

PSU alumna Alejandra Ruiz creates spaces for connection.
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Driving new opportunities

Students and alumni connect at the 4th Annual PSU Day at Daimler Trucks North America.
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Stop-motion magic

Travis Knight '98 leads the enchantment at LAIKA animation studio.
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The power of voice

Graphic design alumnus Pete Denman helped Stephen Hawking communicate with the world.
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Driving Change

PSU business alumna Lori Heino-Royer uses her unique perspective to drive innovation for Daimler.
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From PSU to PyeongChang

Former PSU volleyball star Bree Schaaf covers 2018 Winter Olympics as a sports commentator.
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The Art of Etiquette

PSU Alumni Association's 6th annual student etiquette dinner prepares students for life after college.
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A dream within reach

PSU alumnus Eddie Ramirez advocates for undocumented students in dental school.
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Building a creative company

Small business owner and PSU alumna Kayin Talton Davis transformed her creativity into a career.
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Teaching robots to think, create and learn

Alumna Tesca Fitzgerald explores the intersection of human cognition and artificial intelligence.
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Powerful portraits

Alumnus Kevin Truong's photography project tells the stories of gay men around the world.
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