The Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Project

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Tammy Bray Oral History Interview - March 28, 2014

Tammy Bray Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.
March 28, 2014
Tammy Bray (b. 1945) was the Executive Dean of OSU's Division of Health Sciences and Dean of its College of Public Health and Human Sciences from 2002 to her retirement in 2016. An accomplished researcher in the field of Nutrition, Bray arrived at OSU in 2002 following stints as research professor and administrator at the University of Guelph and the Ohio State University. As an OSU dean, Bray oversaw the expansion and reorganization of what was formerly known as the College of Health and Human Sciences. In 2014 the college achieved a major milestone when it became home to the first accredited public health curriculum in the state of Oregon. Bray's interview focuses on her upbringing in Taiwan, her academic career, and her efforts as a dean at Oregon State University.

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The Lives of International Students - March 3 - 6, 2015

The Lives of International Students

Three life history interviews conducted by Chris Petersen.
March 3 - 6, 2015
In 2015, Oregon State University served as a home away from home for over 4,000 international students hailing from 107 different countries. Over the course of three interviews conducted in March 2015, the experiences and perspectives of four current OSU international students were recorded, with particular emphasis paid to changing perspectives on U.S. culture, contrasting systems of education around the world, and the major social and cultural adjustments required of international students studying at Oregon State. The international students who shared their stories are Jenny Urbina, a Ph.D. candidate from Colombia; Kong Zheng Yeang, an undergraduate from Malaysia; Andrea Jara, also a Ph.D. student from Colombia; and Chidi Okonkwo, a master's candidate from Nigeria.

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