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Hi, everyone! My name is Dillon Koch, and I am currently a third-year student at Oregon State and in the Honors College. I’ve lived in the Portland-area for my entire life, and graduated from Beaverton High School. In my free time, I love to watch movies, hang out with friends, and snuggle with my cats! After completing my studies at OSU, I hope to take part in higher education to pursue my dreams of working in the medical profession.
After researching, touring, applying, and deliberating, I finally decided to attend OSU, and I’m so happy that I did. I knew that I wanted a large school with a wide variety of activities and events, in a smaller town that seemed to revolve around and support the university. Additionally, even though I did want a larger school, I also wanted the opportunity to connect with students and faculty in a small classroom setting; I was able to get this through the HC. OSU had all of these things to offer to me, and after touring the beautiful campus, I knew I had found my new home!
Due to my involvement in a variety of activities in high school (ranging from theatre and band, to student leadership, to soccer and track), I knew that I would want immediate involvement on campus. By living in West Hall, I was able to meet other honors students like myself through the many hall-oriented activities. Also, I was able to collaborate with other HC students as the hall council treasurer and make a lot of new friends. The friends that I made in West became my go-to people for hanging out and studying, and even became my roommates off-campus!
In addition to being a part of the HC, I also have found many other opportunities for involvement at OSU. I worked with the Associated Students of OSU to help my peers register to vote. I am a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary, and was on the Memorial Union Program Council committee for Moms and Dads Weekends. I also have a job as a campus tour ambassador in the Campus Visitor Center, and am a Resident Assistant in Tebeau Hall. I also have a lot of fun participating in various campus-wide events, like football games in the fall and Dam Jam in the spring.
I’m so happy I chose to be a part of the Honors College, and can’t wait to see what I can achieve as a part of this community. Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have, and Go Beavs!