West Linn, OR
Economics, Innovation Management


Hello! My name is Pope McHenry and I am a senior studying Managerial Economics through the College of Liberal Arts and am part of the Innovation Management Double Degree Program through the College of Business. I will also be graduating with a minor in Music.


After spending my first few years of life in Lake Oswego, Oregon, my family and I ended up relocating to southwest Ohio, and Southern California, before finally settling down back in the Pacific Northwest. I grew up in West Linn, Oregon and graduated from West Linn High School in 2014. Back home I was involved with Young Life, Boy Scouts of America (earning my Eagle), and athletics including recreational soccer and varsity lacrosse.


While at first I didn’t see Oregon State University as one of my top choices when deciding where to attend college, after these past few years I cannot imagine having gone anywhere else. From the campus to the student organizations to the faculty, OSU and Corvallis have allowed me to grow, learn, and work towards becoming who I want to be more than I ever imagined. The Honors College has been a huge part of that of course, providing unique class opportunities and honors sections of many of required or core classes that provide ideal learning environments.


Outside of school, I am involved in the thriving Greek community here in Corvallis as a member of the Oregon Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon, I served during my junior year as an undergraduate Representative on the Associated Students of OSU, and I participate in College Young Life and Grace City Church. Additionally I will be a Resident Assistant in West Hall, part of the Honors College Living-Learning Community, during the 2017-2018 school year. Another one of my favorite activities is getting out and seeing the natural beauty that Oregon offers such as Mary’s Peak, areas around the city of Newport, and Silver Falls State Park all within an hour drive of campus.


I am a great resource if you’re trying to decide on an area of study or still exploring majors. I have changed my major several times while attending OSU including a wide range from Mechanical Engineering to Music Production. If you have questions about that or anything else please feel free to contact me. I can't wait to hear from you.