EOU announces new $1 million gift for scholarships

Sept. 17, 2018 LA GRANDE, Ore. –  After decades of faithfully supporting Eastern Oregon University students, alumnus Denver Ginsey has established an endowed scholarship that will continue his family’s legacy for many years to come.

At $1 million, the Jean and Denver Ginsey Scholarship is the largest gift to the EOU Foundation by a living donor in the university’s history. The endowment earnings will provide multiple scholarships for students studying in business or science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) programs.

“This gift is an incredible display of generosity that will enable EOU to expand student access, opportunity and completion,” said Tim Seydel, Vice President of for University Advancement. “Denver and his family are making an impact on EOU that will be felt for generations.”

Denver and his wife Jean, plus her two younger brothers, grew up in the Grande Ronde Valley. His love for baseball and a talent for sports in general led Ginsey from student body president at La Grande High School in the early 1940s… Read the full story

Recent articles

East Tracks 2018

Outdoor orientation

New students at EOU can take their orientation outside with a six-day adventure trip in Hells Canyon Sept. 16-21.

Read more...

Incoming EOU students enjoy lunch in the cafeteria during Summer Bridge. Sarah Fischer, second from left, is a program specialist for TRIO Student Support Services.

Supported from the start

TRIO Student Support Services welcomes incoming students with a weeklong orientation program on campus.

Read more...

New turf at night

New turf opens August 25

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place before the coin toss at 6 p.m. Saturday in Community Stadium.

Read more...

Upcoming events

Oct
23

Employee Wellness Fair returns

Retirement and health services will be represented on campus Oct. 23 for employees to browse.

Oct
29

EOU showcases programs, access and success

An accreditation team from NWCCU will visit EOU in October as part of its Year Seven Report.

View all of the latest news at : eou.edu/news

EOU on Instagram RSS Feed for EOU

Eastern Oregon University Logo

This email newsletter is created and distributed by University Advancement
Phone: 541-962-3740 | E-mail: ua@eou.edu

Submit YOUR story