Teague Teece of Ashland was nervous to transfer to Oregon State after studying for two years at Linn-Benton Community College through the Degree Partnership Program. Now, her advisors joke that she might never leave.
“I just keep finding more opportunities,” Teece says.
So far, those opportunities have led Teece to a degree in agricultural sciences with minors in leadership and business and entrepreneurship. She will stay at Oregon State to pursue a master’s degree in agricultural education, after which she hopes to teach high school students and participate in FFA programs.
Teece made sure to have the full college experience in her three years at Oregon State. She competed on the women’s rowing team, was a START new student orientation leader, a building manager for the Memorial Union and a pre-college program tour guide. She was also active in Ambassadors for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources, Preparing and Exploring Agriculture Careers (PEAC), the College of Agricultural Sciences Leadership Academy, the Agricultural Education Club, the International Agriculture Club and Collegiate FFA.
Teece says all of these opportunities have provided her skills to put in her tool belt, and she encourages current students to get involved as well.
“Say yes to anything and everything,” she says. “Every day is an opportunity to make this place your own and make it great, so go out there and do it.”