Student Profile

Amanda McDougall
Hometown: Kona, Hawaii; Kealakehe High School
LBCC/OSU Degree Partnership Student
LBCC Student Body President
Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT), Education, 2014

My experience with the LBCC/OSU Degree Partnership Program (DPP) started when I decided to move to Oregon from my home state of Hawaii. I had planned to transfer from the UH to Oregon State University, but discovered my math was not at college level. That's when I learned about the degree partnership program.

LBCC is a great place! The smaller class sizes and personal attention really helped me to excel. Enrolling in the program allowed me to catch up on my math, but while here I found there was so much more to do. I joined LBCC Student Life and Leadership, where I served two years as the student body president - a great experience! 

And you can take your bacc core classes here, which is cheaper than the university, and still receive a quality education, then transfer your credits and finish your four-year degree at OSU.

Community college is a good place to get your feet wet. The smaller class sizes and cozier college atmosphere help you get familiar with college life. A lot of my LBCC instructors helped shape what I wanted to do, including Christy Stevens, Liz Pearce, David Bird and Mark Urista. They gave me a lot of personal time, and helped me to make sure I was taking the correct classes for transfer.

I’m already applying what I learned from my time at LBCC at the preschool where I work. Durning my last year here, I was taking classes at both LBCC and OSU. Now I've fully transferred to OSU. The transfer process was fairly easy, and I’m working on finishing my bachelors degree in Education.


Check it out: LBCC/OSU Degree Partnership Program