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Year in school: Senior
Major: History/Theatre Arts
Hometown: Winston, Oregon
Why did you choose EOU? I chose EOU for the small campus and the friendly environment.
Favorite activity at EOU: Helping new students find their way.
Favorite activity in the La Grande community: Going to the drive-in movie theater!
Advice to give new students: Get involved with clubs on campus and meet new people.
Favorite hangout spot on campus: Loso Hall
Favorite memory of college so far: Getting involved with the theatre department and being cast in the traveling show my junior year.
I’m an ambassador because…Meeting new people is fun and being able to share the campus with them is always enjoyable.
Year in school: Senior
Major: Communications Studies/Computer Science
Hometown: Micronesia (FSM)
Why did you choose EOU? EOU is a very beautiful campus.
Favorite activity at EOU: My favorite event on campus is the Island Magic Show during spring term!
Favorite activity in the La Grande community: The farmer’s market and parade.
Advice to give new students: Work hard, have fun, communicate with your advisors, professors, and faculty when you have questions!
Favorite hangout spot on campus: The 3rd floor of Hoke
Favorite memory of college so far: All the student activities and free stuff!
I’m an ambassador because…I am responsible, hard working, and a good student.
Year in school: Senior
Major: Social Welfare/Anthropology
Hometown: Echo, Oregon
Why did you choose EOU? Because I grew up in a small town and went to a really small school, I still wanted that feeling that everyone knows each other and Eastern definitely offered that. I didn’t want to feel lost and was really drawn to how small the class sizes are.
Favorite activity at EOU: The Outdoor Program! I love to take their classes and rent gear from them.
Favorite activity in the La Grande community: Volunteering at the Haven from Hunger food bank and Union County Warming Station. I also love to go skiing and hiking at Anthony Lakes, Mt. Emily, and Morgan Lake.
Advice to give new students: Talk to your professors and don’t be afraid to ask for help. They truly care about you so don’t be shy when it comes to reaching out to them for help inside or outside the classroom.
Favorite hangout spot on campus: The admissions office with Jeff!
Favorite memory of college so far: Studying abroad in Southeast Asia fall 2019. We traveled to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
I’m an ambassador because… I love sharing my story to prospective students and helping them see how amazing Eastern is. It really has been my rock and taught me how to be successful in and out of the classroom. There are so many amazing opportunities here and I want students to know about them!
Year in school: Junior
Hometown: Nyssa, Oregon
Why did you choose EOU?I saw a musical production here and I decided I wanted to be a part of their production team!
Favorite activity at EOU:I just like to be away from home and watch movies.
Favorite activity in the La Grande community:I really like watching movies so it’s lucky that there is a movie theater here.
Advice to give new students:If you’re not first you’re last so get to class on time.
Favorite hangout spot on campus:Hoke cafeteria
Favorite memory of college so far: Moving in was pretty neat.
I’m an ambassador because…I like to show off this campus and get a sweet jacket.
Year in school: Sophomore
Hometown: Umatilla, Oregon
Why did you choose EOU?It is the closest university to my hometown and when I visited campus it was a perfect size and fit for me!
Favorite activity at EOU:Week of Welcome
Advice to give new students:College is a lot like high school so don’t stress so much. It is time for you to learn how to be independent and stay on track with your studies.
Favorite hangout spot on campus:Mac’s Grill
Favorite memory of college so far: Getting to know new people from across the world who have come to study at EOU.
I’m an ambassador because…I want to help families see what this university can provide for their student.
TRISHA HARSHBERGER – ADVISOR
Graduating College: Eastern Oregon University, Bachelor of Music, 2009
Hometown: Albany, Oregon
Why do you work at EOU?As a student, I loved my experiences at EOU and in the community. I want to continue living in an area of Oregon that I love and help other students find Eastern so they have the opportunity to create fond memories in our valley!
Favorite memory of EOU: Fall term of my freshman year, there were five of us friends sitting in the common area of Dorion Hall (now Dorion Park) just laughing! I don’t remember how it started but once we all started laughing we couldn’t stop and it lasted for at least a half-hour.
I’m an ambassador advisor because… I get to work with a great group of students who love Eastern just as much as I do!
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