Meet your Ambassadors!

MICAH TROUTMAN

Micah Troutman


MICAH TROUTMAN
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 campus with them is always enjoyable.

PAMELA FREDRICK

Pamela Fredrick


PAMELA FREDRICK
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.

EMILY SANDBERG

Emily Sandberg


EMILY SANDBERG
Year in school: Senior
Major: Ag Science and Business
Hometown: Newberg, Oregon
Why did you choose EOU?I originally wanted to go to OSU but didn’t want a big school. I found what I was looking for at EOU and knew it was the right fit!
Favorite activity at EOU:The Ag Club
Favorite activity in the La Grande community:Being outside and spending time with family.
Advice to give new students:Get involved in campus clubs and activities because before you know it you will be in your senior year!
Favorite hangout spot on campus:Ag lounge
Favorite memory of college so far: Being a part of small classes and getting to know everyone. The field trips are the best because we get to travel around the state and receive hands-on learning.
I’m an ambassador because…I want to share the stories and experiences I have had here at EOU and everything Eastern has to offer.

ERIN KELLY

Erin Kelly


ERIN KELLY
Year in school: Senior
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Meridian, Idaho
Why did you choose EOU?EOU felt like home when I visited my senior year of high school and I just knew it was where I needed to be.
Favorite activity at EOU:The trap shooting club
Favorite activity in the La Grande community:Hiking on Mount Emily
Advice to give new students:Get involved! Join a club, go to events, do something to help you meet people and make connections.
Favorite hangout spot on campus:The Zabel Hall lounge
Favorite memory of college so far: WOW week! I missed out because I tranferred in but got to experience all the fun team building activities as a leader.
I’m an ambassador because…I love sharing my passion for this school and community with prospective students!

DUSTIN FOLLETT

Dustin Follett


DUSTIN FOLLETT
Year in school: Junior
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Bend, Oregon
Why did you choose EOU?It was the right fit and it feels like a mini version of my hometown.
Favorite activity at EOU:Fishing and chasing butterflies.
Favorite activity in the La Grande community:Fishing!
Advice to give new students:Don’t be afraid to ask questions about anything, especially if it pertains to something you are stressed about.
Favorite hangout spot on campus:The computer lab in Badgley Hall
Favorite memory of college so far: Being a Week of Welcome leader and the WOW retreats!
I’m an ambassador because…It pushes me to get out of my comfort zone.

DEVON HARRINGTON

Devon Harrington


DEVON HARRINGTON
Year in school: Junior
Major: Chemistry/Biochemistry
Hometown: Grants Pass, Oregon
Why did you choose EOU?I chose EOU because of the secluded and calm location and small class sizes that create a personalized learning experience.
Favorite activity at EOU:The indoor rock climbing wall.
Favorite activity in the La Grande community:The drive-in movie theater.
Advice to give new students:Learn to manage your time and find a relaxing hobby.
Favorite hangout spot on campus:The secret garden.
Favorite memory of college so far: My favorite memory is having a Top Ramen cook-off in the residence halls!
I’m an ambassador because…I have the desire to meet new people and serve as one of the faces of EOU.

CASSANDRA SANCHEZ

Cassandra Sanchez


CASSANDRA SANCHEZ
Year in school: Junior
Major: Biology/Pre-Dental
Hometown: Ontario, Oregon
Why did you choose EOU?I picked Eastern because of the beautiful weather here, it is close to home, and it has awesome programs!
Advice to give new students:Stay on top of work and get involved.
Favorite memory of college so far: Transferring to EOU!
I’m an ambassador because…I love helping people.

GARRETT MOYES

Garrett Moyes


GARRETT MOYES
Year in school: Junior
Major: Sociology/Anthropology
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.



Ximena Infante


XIMENA INFANTE
Year in school: Sophomore
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Richland, Washington
Why did you choose EOU?It felt like my home away from home.
Favorite activity at EOU:The Halloween event in the residence halls.
Favorite activity in the La Grande community:The farmer’s market downtown.
Advice to give new students:As long as you have a planner and use it you won’t forget about many things.
Favorite hangout spot on campus:Mac’s Grill
Favorite memory of college so far: Being a part of the Residence Hall Association
I’m an ambassador because…

It allows me to be more involved within the university, gain useful skills, and learn more about staff and administrators.



Fatima Sanchez


FATIMA SANCHEZ

Year in school: Sophomore
Major: Pre-Nursing
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.

SARAH- ALEXANDER

Sarah Alexander


SARAH ALEXANDER
Year in school: Freshman
Major: Pre-Nursing
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Why did you choose EOU?I love La Grande! I really enjoy the Outdoor Adventure Program and all the amazing nature surrounding campus.
Favorite activity at EOU:Anything with the Outdoor Adventure Program or sledding down the 8th street hill!
Favorite activity in the La Grande community:Visiting Wallowa Lake.
Advice to give new students:Try new things by joining clubs and extracurriculars.
Favorite hangout spot on campus:Stenard Garden.
I’m an ambassador because…I love this school and want to help you love it too!

TRISHA HARSHBERGER

Trisha Harshberger


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!