E.R. Jackman

E.R. Jackman Friends and Alumni is the Colleges membership organization for our alumni and friends. This group of dedicated volunteers actively plans, participates in, and supports student programs, alumni relations, and friend building on behalf of the College.

Consider joining this dedicated volunteer organization.

We have a small and nimble board that works year-round on committees to support students. Here is small sampling of the things we do to create opportunities for students and provide learning experiences beyond the walls of a classroom…

Funding a club field trip to a prominent Northwest business, allowing students to hear from leaders about challenges facing the industry.

Providing scholarships to students who might typically ‘fall through the cracks’.

Supporting summer internships for students in Oregon, the U. S. as well as outside the U.S., such as studying cheese-making in France or wine-making in New Zealand.

Sponsoring club outreach events like OSU Dairy Club’s Beaver Youth Day, which invites students from third grade through high school to come to campus and learn about fitting techniques.

Learn more about who E. R. Jackman was and why we have an entire organization proudly bearing his name.

2019 Board Members

Kim Bellingar, Chief Operating Officer of Adelsheim Vineyard in Newberg
Graduate of Animal Sciences & Biology from OSU in 2007

Hayden Bush, Agricultural Sciences and Industrial Technology Instructor, Tillamook High School;
Agricultural, Animal, Food, and Soil Science, and Welding Instructor, Tillamook Bay Community College.
Resides in Tillamook, OR. haydenlbush@gmail.com; 503-812-6189

Stella Melugin Coakley, Retired, Associate Dean Emeritus, College of Agricultural Sciences, Professor Emeritus, Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University.
in Corvallis, OR. Stella.coakley@oregonstate.edu; 541-753-6215

Mary Anne Cooper, Vice President of Public Policy for the Oregon Farm Bureau.
Honors Bachelor of Science in Environmental Economics, Policy and Management in 2006.
Resides in Gladstone. maryanne@oregonfb.org, 541-740-4062

Jack Long, Retired, J & L Nursery Co., Part President American Association of Nurserymen.
Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences, OSU 1960.
Jack Long treemanx5@gmail.com

John McCulley, retired Professional Administrative Services, Inc., administrator for commodity commissions and agricultural organizations; lobbyist.
BS in Agricultural Economics from Oregon State University in 1973.
Resides in Monmouth, Oregon. john@profadminserv.com 503-559-5464.

Denver Pugh, President of Pugh Seed Farm Inc. and Ampac Seed Co.
B.S. in General Agriculture from Oregon State University in 1997.
Resides in Shedd, OR. denverpugh@yahoo.com, 541-979-3435.

John Roberts, retired former Senior Vice President of Harry and David and former chair of the Oregon Water Resources Commission and member of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board.
Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology OSU 1964.
Resides in Medford, OR john@roberts1.me 541-944-0540

Kathy Ward, Global Vegetable R&D Testing & Operations Lead, Bayer Crop Science;
Oregon State University-Agronomic Crop Science, 1977 BS;
resides in Woodland, CA bluegrasskl@aol.com, 530-867-0566

Karen Withers, Owner of AgCultured Consulting, LLC works with agricultural business and associates on International Trade issues and programs.
Oregon State University, Agricultural and Resource Economics Bachelor of Science – 1997.
Resides in Turner. karen@agcultured.com, 503-767-8232.

Lou Ann Wolfe, irrigated agriculture in Hermiston, OR.
Merritt-Davis School of Commerce 1965.
Contact info: feedlot@eotnet.net; 541-571-3352

Upcoming Events:

ER Jackman Friends and Alumni (those giving $1000 or more annually to any fund within the College of Agricultural Sciences) are invited to join us for our Annual Meeting to be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 2-6 p.m.

Where: OSU Foundation 4238 SW Research Way, Corvallis


2-3 p.m. Annual Board Meeting

3-3:45 p.m. Academic Programs with students reporting on projects funded

3:45-4 p.m. break

4-4:45 p.m. Global Experiences within the College of Agricultural Sciences

4:45-6 p.m. Reception with students and donors to the Global Experience Fund


Comments from Board Members about why they are serving:

Kim Bellingar "I love OSU and the College of Agricultural Sciences, because that’s where I met my wonderful hubby! I also believe that ERJ is doing wonderful things in being able to provide hard-working students within the College of Agricultural Sciences and a chance to expand their learning beyond the classroom, and take advantage of truly incredible opportunities through clubs and internship programs. I benefitted massively from my experiences with the CAS clubs, ERJ scholarship program, and want to see others have the same opportunity."

Karen Withers “Since my teen years I dreamt of working in International Agriculture. Without the support of the ER Jackman funding that may not have come true. I am very thankful for their financial assistance but even more so the encouragement and communication from my donor who stayed in touch with me beyond my undergraduate years. The College of Ag. Sciences and the ER Jackman Friends and Alumni are amazing organizations changing lives of students every single year!”

2018 Annual Meeting

On Friday, October 19, 2018, the E.R. Jackman Friends and Alumni Board hosted its annual meeting at the new location of the OSU Foundation  at 4238 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333. In addition to the Board, over 18 other ER Jackman members joined to hear about recent happenings in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Executive Associate Dean Bill Boggess provided an update for the college and introduced incoming Dean Alan Sams. Assistant Dean Penny Diebel provided a summary of the college’s academic programs funded by ER Jackman (attachment 1) and at the Board’s request, a wish-list summary of additional needs (attachment 2). Through the earning of the various E.R. Jackman Endowment Funds and current use gifts, $110,000 is approved for the FY 2018-2019 Academic years. This is made possible due to donor generosity and the details are available (attachment 3). Dr. Dale Weber described the Internship Program that the Board funds; there were 28 students supported across 8 majors for Winter, Spring/Summer and Fall term 2018. International internships also receive support from the College’s Global Experience Fund that our Board partnered with to create.

We were pleased to have presentations from students who have benefitted from our support. These included the Puerto Rico Community Service Trip, Beginning Researcher, Club of the Year,  Internship Support, Scholarship, Ambassadors, and Ag Executive Council. A reception followed the presentations and we enjoyed the opportunity to learn more from our student guests and fellow E.R. Jackman members.

We welcome all donors to the College’s programs to become involved in our work to support our students.