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One man’s trash

By Katy Nesbitt Luke Dynes, ’02, is the poster child for the self-made business executive — but his work goes beyond his success in agriculture. Dynes moved to Eastern Oregon as a teenager from Danville, Illinois. He attended Hermiston High School and spent summers in Elgin. Motivated to get an education and gifted with a […]

Comfort in crisis

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 […]

A President from Pohnpei

David Panuelo, ’87, was sworn in as the ninth president of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in May 2019. Islanders make up a growing number of EOU students and alumni, doubling from less than 2% to more than 4% of the student body over the last three years. Long-standing connections between EOU and Pacific […]

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President’s Letter – Fall 2019

Alumni and Friends, Altruism, giving selflessly to empower one another through inclusiveness, appreciation, and stewardship, is a core value of our EOU community. We are all beneficiaries of this value and it makes for an especially distinctive student experience — an Eastern Edge. Frequently, I see altruistic service amongst EOU Mountaineers. Meaningful mentorship, creative curricular […]


Good to the bone

About one in 430 registered donors get matched with a recipient and successfully donate bone marrow. EOU Women’s Soccer Coach Jake Plocher became one of them last May. Plocher joined the registry of donors with a cheek swab in 2012 to support a soccer player who helped coordinate the drive on campus. Six years later, […]


Bringing healthcare home

Freshman year got off to a rough start for Andrea Camacho, now a junior studying Health and Human Performance at Eastern Oregon University. The first year away from her island home in Saipan was full of difficult transitions. “I had never been away from island life, and the transition to American living was overwhelming,” Camacho […]


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