Mountaineer Magazine

Mountaineer Magazine

Fall / Winter 2021

In this issue: 

  • A new EOU degree equips students to “farm forward” as agripreneurs.
  • An alumnus who never intended to become an author now has multiple titles in amazon’s bestseller list.
  • Alumni who never crossed paths on-campus found each other in the Petrified Forest National Park

This issue is available for download, flipbook viewing, and references to published articles.


Making women veterans visible

It was 1977 in La Grande, and Elizabeth Estabrooks, ’01, hadn’t really planned on joining the U.S. Army. She had just accepted a higher paying job and bought a new Nova SS, but the job fell through and a friend talked her into going down to the recruiters’ office together.

Finding their park

After 12 years of working in traditional Hopi homelands at the Petrified Forest National Park, Sarah Herve, ’03, got to introduce a group of young people from the Indigenous tribe to her own origins in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Baseballer to bestseller

Paul Phillips, ’82, didn’t plan to go to college. Nobody else in his family had done it, but a clandestine visit to campus led him to baseball coach Howard Fetz’s office and the rest was history.