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Welcome to the Eastern Oregon University Alumni Association, the cornerstone of our alumni community! We reach out with the goal of building lifelong relationships and supporting the university’s mission. Through social activities and volunteer opportunities, alumni and friends forge connections with their alma mater, faculty and our students. Alumni are important to EOU’s success!


Portland Timbers - August 14

Cheer on the Timbers vs. the Chicago Fire from the Widmer Brothers Southern Front Private Deck. Purchase your VIP tickets today which include drinks and snacks. $50 per person.

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EOU Football @ College of Idaho – August 31

Save the Date! Support the Mountaineers against their I-84 rival C of I Yotes.

EOU Football @ Portland State University – September 21

Save the Date! The Mountaineers take on the Vikings at Hillsboro Stadium, just west of Portland. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the event!

The Mountaineer Magazine - Spring/Summer 2019

Learn about the some incredible Women on the Rise in this edition of The Mountaineer! Previous editions are also available for even more stories showcasing the success and accomplishments of EOU alumni!


Homecoming 2019 – October 10-12

Save the date for Homecoming 2019! Plans are in the works for an action packed weekend to celebrate all things BLUE and GOLD!


Coach Don Turner Reunion

The EOU Alumni Association would like to invite all former student athletes of Coach Don Turner back to campus for Homecoming 2019. Coach Don Turner will be inducted into the EOU Athletic Hall of Fame (posthumous) on the evening of October 11.

Skye Fitzgerald Oscar-nominated alumnus

Oscar-nominated alumnus to speak at spring commencement

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and Eastern Oregon University distinguished alumnus Skye Fitzgerald will speak at EOU’s commencement in La Grande on June 15.Fitzgerald’s latest film, “Lifeboat” was among the top five documentary shorts selected by members of the academy this year. He spent the week prior to the award ceremony brushing shoulders with the likes of Willem Dafoe and Sam Elliot at nominee-only events in Los Angeles.

After graduating with a degree in theatre and a minor creative writing in 1993, Fitzgerald earned an MFA and started Spin Film in Portland. His company has since produced a handful of hard-hitting documentaries that have taken him from Rwanda, to Cambodia, to Germany and Syria.

As a director and producer, Fitzgerald has explored complex global issues for nearly 20 years. But he said his passion for storytelling began during his education at EOU. After growing up in Monument, Ore., Fitzgerald quickly found mentors in theatre and English professors on campus.

“There are two institutions in my life that receiving an award like this from them means more than any other — one of them is the academy because I’ve dedicated my professional life to this medium,” he said. “And the other institution is EOU because I received such a great education there and got such a personalized education that was tailored to me as a person.”

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Alumni News

2019 President’s Scholar finds Mountie spirit from afar
Cori Heymann, class of 2019

Online student Cori Heymann, ’19, discovered a passion for end-of-life care through her anthropology studies.

Faculty Recital features retiring professor
Faculty Recital

Matt Cooper bids farewell to 28 years at EOU with a concert at 3:30 p.m. on June 6.

Alumna brings gaming future to EOU
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The 1-Up Game Club host its “Futures in Gaming” Symposium at 6 p.m. on May 17.

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