Ian Tarnovsky

Hometown

Happy Valley, OR

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 The largest "Thank You" is in store for the wonderful donors who give back to Oregon Tech and the Klamath Falls community. Their continued support instills confidence and reassurance in all students, not just myself.

Ian is a member of the Oregon Tech Soccer team, who recently became the first team in school history to make the Cascade Conference Playoff. Ian was recognized as an NAIA Scholar Athlete and Cascade Conference Scholar Athlete in 2016, as well as being a recurring Presidents List recipient.

Why did you choose Oregon Tech?

I like to think that Oregon Tech chose me more than I chose Oregon Tech. What’s not to like? Small class sizes, rigorous and preparatory coursework, plus an amazing opportunity to play intercollegiate soccer. Oregon Tech’s hands-on education was extremely appealing.

What do you like best about your major?

The best thing about my major is the group of friends that I have developed through our shared struggle. It’s difficult and exciting at the same time, so having some awesome comrades along the way makes for an unforgettable experience. I’m confident that the relationships and friendships that I’m building here at Oregon Tech will stick with me for the rest of my life.

What is your favorite memory from Oregon Tech?

My favorite memory from Oregon Tech to date is actually on the soccer pitch. In September of 2016 we upset nationally ranked #11 Corban University on our brand new turf field. It is a moment I will never forget and one that will live on within me even when I’m old and gray.

What career do you hope to have after you graduate from Oregon Tech?

I hope that I can graduate with my degree and move on medical school where I will pursue my MD. I can’t say what field of medicine interests me most at this time in my life, but I know that I will figure it out along the way.

What clubs or activities are you involved with?

I’m a member of the Health Sciences club, Volunteer Owls, and the Student Health Advisory Committee. Being able to make an impact on campus is something that not just me, but all students should try to take part in.

What would you say to the donor or donors who support Oregon Tech. What does their support mean to you?

The largest "Thank You" is in store for the wonderful donors who give back to Oregon Tech and the Klamath Falls community. Their continued support instills confidence and reassurance in all students, not just myself. I reminds us that we are on the right track and making good, responsible decisions towards our futures.

How do you want to impact the lives of other people in the future?

I want others to think of me as a friend, mentor, companion, and acquaintance… really all of the above. Just being a positive influence in the lives of others is fulfilling and worthwhile. Hopefully a career in medicine will allow me to make a big impact in the health and wellness of others as well.

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