Dixie Lund Service Award
Craig Braseth, of La Grande, is a founding member of the EOU Mountaineer Booster Club and is serving his seventh consecutive year as the club’s president. In 1999, he joined other key community members to form the Booster Club as a way to help foster a connection with the community to support student athletes at EOU. In the past five years the Booster Club has awarded $180,000 in scholarships for student-athletes, and under Braseth’s leadership the club has established a solid endowment for scholarships with 26 lifetime memberships. Braseth is the owner of Mountain West Moving and Storage Company and he often employs students who have received Booster Club scholarships. He is involved with countless other organizations that help young people succeed and his business is a major sponsor for the United Way of Eastern Oregon fundraising drive.