Every year my job takes me on a tour of the states community colleges to encourage students to consider going to Oregon's Land Grant institution. Now I could sit here and tell you about the wonders of the Morrill Act and how this guy named John Morrill came up with this idea about giving each state land to create universities for the people. But you knew that, right. One of the goals of a land grant institutions is to serve the people of the state. So in that light, I take to the road every winter to "serve the people of the state". This year I will visit twelve community colleges in four weeks. From Bend to Roseburg, Coos Bay to Ontario, I will put about 2000 miles on Tedward the Trooper this year. Along the way I will get to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. I will be exploring the finer hotels of the state and indulging in the adventures the state has to offer.
Week 1 will be to Bend and Central Oregon Community College, OSU's Cascade Campus and to Prineville and OSU's new Open Campus.
Week one planned route