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A student’s teacher, and a teacher’s student
Jose de Jesus Melendez went to college at the age of 27 in order to expand his career opportunities. By the time he graduated, education was both the journey and the destination. Born and raised in a remote village in Mexico with no electricity or services of any kind, Melendez said he was barely literate […]
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.
Two pals, four paws and one dream
Winnie, a service animal, accompanies EOU student to assist with daily activities and allow her more freedom in her daily life.
Pierce Library: A pillar for change
A committee of students, faculty and staff spent two years researching the legacy of the Pierce name, and found it doesn’t align with EOU’s values.
Coyotes, badgers and bears, oh my!
Lauren Hull, ’11, uses her degree to turn animal remains into stunning art and wall mounts. Her business has found a thriving clientele in rural Oregon.
From the Beat to the Street
Alumnus George Thompson, ’02, worked closely with Sesame Street muppet Julia to reach people with autism through music.
Living in Neon
Rebels on homemade motorbikes clash with gleaming cyborgs in the cyberpunk landscape of Neon District. The soon-to-be-released video game is the brainchild of Blockade Games CEO Marguerite deCourcelle, ’09. Hidden riddles and surprise attacks await players in the painterly tech-noir environment.
Home away from home
Four college friends left Eastern Oregon College and scattered across the U.S.: Satwant lives in California now, Sami is outside Washington D.C., Riad’s out in Ohio, and Sally lives near her mother in La Grande. But when they get together, it’s like no time has passed at all.
Running with the Lions
Jace Billingsley is 5’9” and 189 pounds — among the shortest and lightest players on the Detroit Lions’ active roster — but he’s used to exceeding expectations. Billingsley grew up in Winnemucca, Nev., a town of less than 8,000 that lies about six hours south of La Grande. He was an all-state quarterback for the […]