President’s Letter – Spring 2020

President’s Letter – Spring 2020

Posted on May 20, 2020

EOU President Tom Insko addresses alumni and friends regarding the institution’s COVID-19 response and how the university community remains an engine for rural places.

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President’s Letter – Fall 2019

President’s Letter – Fall 2019

Posted on November 19, 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 […]

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President’s Letter – Spring 2019

President’s Letter – Spring 2019

Posted on April 30, 2019

My Dear Fellow Alumni and Friends, It is my honor to write this issue’s opening letter. I am a 2011 and 2013 graduate of Eastern Oregon University, and the current President of the EOU Alumni Association Board of Directors. It has been my pleasure to work with the Alumni Association for the last six years, […]

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President’s Letter – Fall 2018

President’s Letter – Fall 2018

Posted on October 2, 2018

October 2018 Friends and Fellow Alumni, I count living much of my life in rural Oregon as one of my greatest blessings. Growing up on a farm, coupled with unwavering parental love and support provided me with innumerable values-based experiential learning opportunities. It was easy to see the fruits of my labor and consequences of […]

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President’s Letter – Spring 2018

President’s Letter – Spring 2018

Posted on March 1, 2018

As we approach graduation, I am thrilled to reflect on another incredible year at Eastern Oregon University. The achievements and distinctions that we have chronicled in this issue of The Mountaineer are a few of the ways our students, faculty, partners and alumni embody our Values and Principles as we make progress toward strategic goals. […]

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President’s Letter — Summer/Fall 2017

President’s Letter — Summer/Fall 2017

Posted on June 1, 2017

Fellow Alumni and Friends of EOU, As we set out on another academic year at Eastern Oregon University, I am incredibly proud to welcome new students, faculty and staff to the Mountaineer family. We are moving with purpose toward EOU’s centennial anniversary in 2029. We’ve identified an ambitious set of goals focused on student success, […]

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President’s Letter — Fall 2016

President’s Letter — Fall 2016

Posted on September 1, 2016

Dear Fellow Alumni and Friends, Is a college degree worth the time and money a student invests? For me, attending and graduating from EOU has proven more valuable than I had imagined as a newly-enrolled Mountaineer 27 years ago. More broadly, The Economist magazine recently ranked EOU the best Oregon public university and second best […]

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