OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

On May 20, 2012 with the help of 350 community members current Peace Corps Master’s International environment volunteer, Ramona Arechiga, and fellow Beaver alum, Jonathan Schmierer planted 1,100 native trees in a newly created park in Goba, Ethiopia. This event was part of Oregon State University Alumni Association’s Community Service Day.

Bring together your passion for knowledge, service, adventure and the environment by combining Peace Corps service with a master's degree at Oregon State University College of Forestry (Photos by Shannon Daniels, PCMI 2010-present, Peru 2011-2013; David Zahler, OSU PCMI Coordinator, Guatemala 1996-1998).

On May 20, 2012 with the help of 350 community members current Peace Corps Master’s International environment volunteer, Ramona Arechiga, and fellow Beaver alum, Jonathan Schmierer planted 1,100 native trees in a newly created park in Goba, Ethiopia. This event was part of Oregon State University Alumni Association’s Community Service Day.

Bring together your passion for knowledge, service, adventure and the environment by combining Peace Corps service with a master's degree at Oregon State University College of Forestry (Photos by Shannon Daniels, PCMI 2010-present, Peru 2011-2013; David Zahler, OSU PCMI Coordinator, Guatemala 1996-1998).

Bring together your passion for knowledge, service, adventure and the environment by combining Peace Corps service with a master's degree at Oregon State University College of Forestry (Photos by Shannon Daniels, PCMI 2010-present, Peru 2011-2013; David Zahler, OSU PCMI Coordinator, Guatemala 1996-1998).

On May 20, 2012 with the help of 350 community members current Peace Corps Master’s International environment volunteer, Ramona Arechiga, and fellow Beaver alum, Jonathan Schmierer planted 1,100 native trees in a newly created park in Goba, Ethiopia. This event was part of Oregon State University Alumni Association’s Community Service Day.

Bring together your passion for knowledge, service, adventure and the environment by combining Peace Corps service with a master's degree at Oregon State University College of Forestry (Photos by Shannon Daniels, PCMI 2010-present, Peru 2011-2013; David Zahler, OSU PCMI Coordinator, Guatemala 1996-1998).

Bring together your passion for knowledge, service, adventure and the environment by combining Peace Corps service with a master's degree at Oregon State University College of Forestry (Photos by Shannon Daniels, PCMI 2010-present, Peru 2011-2013; David Zahler, OSU PCMI Coordinator, Guatemala 1996-1998).

Bring together your passion for knowledge, service, adventure and the environment by combining Peace Corps service with a master's degree at Oregon State University College of Forestry (Photos by Shannon Daniels, PCMI 2010-present, Peru 2011-2013; David Zahler, OSU PCMI Coordinator, Guatemala 1996-1998).

Bring together your passion for knowledge, service, adventure and the environment by combining Peace Corps service with a master's degree at Oregon State University College of Forestry (Photos by Shannon Daniels, PCMI 2010-present, Peru 2011-2013; David Zahler, OSU PCMI Coordinator, Guatemala 1996-1998).

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College of Forestry PCMI offers Master of Science (M.S.) or Master of Forestry (M.F.)  with an area of concentration/focus/option that you and your major professor agree upon. Degree emphases are described here for the College of Forestry and here for Applied Economics.

UPDATE:

Fall 2014: If we build it, will you come?   We will offer PCMI programs in Horticulture, Soils, Crop Science,  Mechanical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Ecological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Public Health, and Water Resources.  More information will be available by September 2014 at the OSU PCMI website.

Summer 2014: Our 2013-2014 cohort is ramping up for the Peace Corps assignment. 

  • PCMI-Forestry student Sonia Bruck is leaving for Nepal in September!

From her blog: "I’ve been living in this weird transition phase.  A year of Grad School between Peace Corps.  A year on the west coast.  And now that my last term rushes towards the end I feel stuck.  There’s too much to do in too little time and I want everything to just slow down, but I’m ready for school to be over and enjoy my summer with family and friends—It’s quite a predicament.   This term includes 12 hours of class, TA’ing, working 10 hours a week in the Dean’s office, AND trying to get my proposal written.  It’s overwhelming and exciting and teaching me a lot about how much I like sleep.  But this is actually the most enjoyable term that I’ve had all year.  I like the material in my classes, I get to focus a little more on my research, and with only a month left in Corvallis I’m finally comfortable with my place at work and in the campus community."

  • PCMI-Forestry student Taylor Lucey is heading to Senegal in September!  A very exciting time...

 Great Huffington Post article about one volunteer's perspective on what Peace Corps volunteerism is: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ross-szabo/volunteering-peace-corps_b_1610215.html

 


 

Shannon Daniels (seen here with her RPCV husband, Kail), MI student in Forest Ecosystems and Society, is back at school and working to complete her Master of Forestry degree program. Close-of-service, COS, is a very emotional time for Peace Corps Volunteers, as it is a life transition just as significant as leaving for the Peace Corps at beginning of service-- "readjustment" to another culture (US), and "wearing new lenses" while do so. 

Their blog captures the celebratory intensity of the moment: http://peacecorpsperu.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/close-of-service-cos/.

 


A US Peace Corps web-streamed recruiting video for PCMI can be viewed on-line. It is on the MI page of the Peace Corps website: www.peacecorps.gov/masters