LAD Scholar Fiasamoa Faasauvale Finding Belonging Opportunity at SOU

LAD Scholar Finds Belonging & Opportunity at SOU

The next student in our LAD Scholar Series is Fiasamoa Faasauvale who has come to SOU from the village of Malaeloa in American Samoa. As the youngest of seven children in her family, Fiasamoa worked hard to support her family financially, an ethos instilled by her parents who have worked tirelessly to provide for their children’s education.

Honors College Scholar Taylor Jackson Balancing Brilliance on the Court and in the Lab Learn More

Honors College Scholar Taylor Jackson: Balancing Brilliance on the Court and in the Lab

Taylor Jackson, Honors College Scholar and SOU Beach Volleyball Athlete, is an exceptional student whose SOU journey exemplifies a commitment to societal betterment, academic excellence, and athletic skill. Taylor is a senior studying biochemistry with a minor in biology, and she hopes to enter the world of medicine and ultimately, would like to become a physician.  

Exploring Possibilities in Research Southern Oregon University Summer Research Experience Read More

Exploring Possibilities in Research: SOU’s Summer Research Experience

Spanning various academic departments, from Chemistry and Biology to Computer Science and Mathematics, and under the guidance of faculty mentors, the SOU Summer Research Experience engages students in projects that push the boundaries of conventional knowledge.

Sustaining the Arts and Beyond Donor Gives Charitable Gift Annuity to SOU Read More

Sustaining the Arts and Beyond: Donor Gives Charitable Gift Annuity to SOU

Julia Sommer is no stranger to the influential power of music. From briefly playing cello with the Rogue Valley Symphony to singing with Southern Oregon Repertory Singers since 2006, Julia has found significant joy in music and the performing arts. She performed with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus for many years.  

SOU Nurturing Minds and Expanding Knowledge Dale Vidmar Establishes Library Scholarship Read More

Nurturing Minds and Expanding Knowledge: Dale Vidmar Establishes Library Scholarship

Dale Vidmar’s engagement with SOU spans forty years—first as a student and then as a long-time faculty member in Hannon Library. His early experiences at SOU were pivotal in shaping his worldview and played an important role during his career.

Embracing the Aloha Spirit and Finding the Best in Others SOU Read More

Embracing the Aloha Spirit and Finding the Best in Others

A two-degree alum of SOU, Bernie believed in the powerful opportunity that education offers, especially as he experienced it in SOU’s closely knit and nurturing community.

2023 Impact of Giving: The SOU Foundation Annual Report

Our optimism in philanthropic commitments for 2023 materialized remarkably—the dedicated generosity of over 2,600 benefactors set a new record, culminating in $15.4 million in contributions to strengthen the university.

Spotlight on Creativity Athletics LAD Scholar Embraces Her First Year at SOU Read More

Spotlight on Creativity & Athletics: LAD Scholar Embraces Her First-Year at SOU

Natasha Perez Parra is our second featured LAD Scholar, a first-year SOU beach volleyball athlete who is studying Emerging Media and Digital Arts.  

Cultivating Student Leadership at SOU: Tiana Gilliland’s Scholarly Achievement and Leadership Development

Tiana Gilliland is a first-generation student who grew up in Grant Pass, Oregon. Tiana’s journey to SOU is a brilliant testament to the profound impact of higher education on students who earnestly carve their own path toward academic excellence.

Legacy Gift Will Foster Sense of Belonging and Community at SOU Read More

Legacy Gift Will Foster Sense of Belonging and Community

Sue and Mike Collins are driven by a commitment to community, education, and philanthropy. Their journey is a blend of shared experiences, professional accomplishment, and a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the world around them.