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Yvenson Bernard Oral History Interview. September 12, 2014

Yvenson Bernard Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

September 12, 2014

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Yvenson Bernard (b. 1984) attended OSU from 2003-2007, majoring in Merchandising Management and starting for three years at running back for the football team. Known for his versatility and toughness as a football player, Bernard finished his career second on the school's list for career yards rushing and third in career touchdowns. The son of Haitian immigrants, Bernard also made news in 2010 by organizing a major relief effort in response to the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12th of that year. His interview focuses on his upbringing in Florida, his experiences as a student athlete at OSU, his outreach work in Haiti, and the importance that family has played throughout his life.