OSU Cascades handed out 200 degrees Sunday afternoon at Drake Park. More than 1500 family and friends turned out to see their graduates walk across the stage for their degrees. Former State Senator Neil Bryant, delivered the keynote address: “If you could write a job description for yourself right now, what would it be? I believe and I hope that it would include that the love for the world will be enough for you to assume responsibility.” Bend La Pine Schools Superintendent Ron Wilkinson was there to shake hands. “And as I told the group I did have something in common with them. If they started kindergarten in the Bend La Pine School District 13 years ago, I started at Bend La Pine School District as Director of Human Resources. It was great time.” During the ceremony, OSU Cascades presented the campus's first annual Distinguished Service Award. Libby Westlund, the widow of State Lawmaker and Treasurer Ben Westlund, received the award on his behalf.