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EOU Alumni Association Board of Directors

Message from the Alumni Association President


EOU Alumni Association Past-President Holly Kerfoot (left) with EOU Distinguished Alumna Josie Heath (middle) and EOU Alumni Association Secretary Mike Daugherty (right) at Homecoming 2012.

Dear Alumni and Friends,

What are you waiting for?  It runs through my mind every time I walk across our beautiful campus!  As President of your Alumni Association, I find it pertinent to ask you this question.  If you attended or graduated from EOU and have not been back in a while, it is time to add a visit to campus to the top of your destination list!  If you have been back recently and had the opportunity to see the newly renovated Pierce Library, Zabel Hall and David E. Gilbert Event Center, then you are probably already making plans to return soon!  Your university is looking good, and with the renovation of Quinn Coliseum and Hoke Union Building, it will only get better.  More importantly, our students, faculty and staff are working diligently to continue to place EOU at the top!  I do not have nearly enough room in this letter to list the many accomplishments of our students, athletic teams and award-winning faculty.  But all it takes is a visit to campus to experience the energy and excitement that is EOU.

Your Alumni Association benefits from all the excitement on campus, and we take the same enthusiasm with us on the road when we host events around our region.  We would love to see you in Bend or Boise for a baseball game, in Portland for a Timbers game or in the Tri-Cities for a hockey match.  These events are very fun and it is such a pleasure to meet other alumni and share memories about EOU.

In June, your board makes sure that new graduates of the university are welcomed as alumni and in October, Homecoming weekend is full of activities for former and current students and families.  We have welcomed reunion groups for track, the choral program and a 60’s decade group.  What a great opportunity to bring your friends back to the university – do you have a group in mind?  Let us know so we can help!

That is what we are here to do…help EOU alumni like you stay connected with the university.  We are so appreciative of your support and we strive as your Alumni Association to give back. We would love to hear from you and meet you in person.  Please check the calendar often for events, and if you are not receiving information from us, don’t ever hesitate to contact us so we can keep you up to date on everything happening at EOU.

Go Mountaineers!

Holly Kerfoot, ’85
Past-President, EOU Alumni Association
E-mail: kerfoot@eou.edu 

Become a Member Today!

The Eastern Oregon University Alumni Association Board is dedicated to serving and representing all EOU alumni and is seeking nominations for new board members to increase diversity and fulfill important roles. Board members are elected by the alumni of EOU each year at the Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion held during Homecoming. Board members must be graduates of EOU and are elected for three (3) year terms. If you are interested in serving on the board please fill out the alumni application form indicating your interest in serving on the board, or you may contact the University Advancement Office at (541) 962-3740 or e-mail alumni@eou.edu.


Alumni Association Board Application

EOU Alumni Association Board 2013-2014


2013-14 Executive Committee
President Bob McMillan, ’68, Pendleton, OR
Vice President James ‘Jamey’ McDonald ’93, West Linn, OR
Secretary Mike Daugherty, ’74, La Grande, OR
Treasurer John Patterson, ’68, Walla Walla, WA
Past President Holly Kerfoot, ’85, Fruitland, ID
Board Members
Jeffrey Church ’95 Fruitland, ID
Nick Toreson, ’11 Eugene, OR
Jim Akenson, ’79 Enterprise, OR
Patty Herron, ‘83 Elgin, OR
Mary Jo Lemon, ’67 La Grande, OR
Mary Sharinghousen, ’11 & ‘13 La Grande, OR
Jim Cohen, ’76 Eagle River, AK
Karin Tsiatsos,’93 La Grande, OR
Jamie Jo Haddock, ‘04 Island City, OR

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