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EOU Foundation funds keep students enrolled through life’s challenges Last year alone, 27 students benefited from EOU Foundation Crisis Awards. The funds support online and on-campus students who find themselves in difficult situations, where medical expenses, car trouble or childcare costs could threaten their progress toward earning a degree. These private funds close the gap to […]
They’ve got a spark in them The late Ted and Mary Brown bequeathed a bevy of interests to their three children. Ted, who taught at EOU, studied for a master’s in entomology and followed his passion from teaching Spanish, to anthropology, to education courses, and leading outdoor recreation groups. Mary worked on campus as an […]
A numbers game A love for baseball and talent for athletics in general guided Denver Ginsey from student body president at La Grande High School to Eastern Oregon College in 1946, and his aptitude for math and science kept him in the game long after graduation. Denver, ’48, and his wife Jean, and her two […]
It all adds up One good teacher can make the difference between loving math or hating it. But for Herb and Linda Jolliff, ’66, a calculus professor at EOU taught them even more. The two met in Leroy Damewood’s class in 1963 and graduated together three years later. “We met and got to know one […]
Part of something bigger A new business in his old hometown inspired James Gorham, ’95, to get involved in the EOU Foundation. Now, more than 10 years later, the business is thriving and Gorham is a member of the EOU Foundation Board of Directors. After graduation, he earned his master’s in physical therapy and opened […]
Investing in rural communities The Banner Bank Track debuted this spring, marking the first sponsor-named facility on campus. For years, Banner Bank has appeared on signs and sponsor lists throughout EOU athletics, but as of this spring the company has taken it to the next level. The company agreed to a $100,000 sponsorship spread out […]
Almost 50 years after he set the record for most runs in a season, Steve Carter, ’06, is leading his Mountaineer teammates once again. Carter established the EOU baseball program’s first endowed scholarship earlier this year. Now, he’s encouraging fellow alumni to step up to the proverbial plate. After transferring to EOU in 1970 and […]
When members of the EOU women’s soccer team hit the field this fall they were wearing bright new uniforms of a different color thanks to a $1,000 donation from Shawn and Lisa Mangum enabling them to “go pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Student-athletes connected with the Mangums during the team’s annual community-wide […]
Gleeson Scholarship Fund Timothy and Linda Gleeson, of La Grande, established a fund that will provide two or more students with a minimum $1,000 renewable award each year beginning in 2015-16. “We want to make an immediate impact in the higher educational lives of students,” said the Gleesons, who created the scholarship in part due […]
Edna and Frank Paris Memorial Scholarship Carol and Doug Campbell are showing their support for music programs at EOU with a recent additional contribution to a scholarship Carol first established in 1998 in memory of her late mother and father, Edna and Frank Paris, who were enthusiastic advocates for the arts. Carol and Doug both have […]
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After decades of public service, Board Chair David Nelson will retire at the annual Board Retreat on August 10.
The EOU Foundation and the Financial Aid Office coordinated to provide much-needed support.
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