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Shaylee Nielsen, ’11 and ’12, married Kimberly Judd on Sept. 3, 2021. Nielsen earned her Physical Activity and Health degree from EOU, followed by a Master of Arts in Teaching. She played basketball for the Mountaineers from 2009 to 2011 and was the team’s graduate assistant in 2011-12. She now teaches Health and PE in Lehi, Utah, where the pair live with their two dogs.
Emma Kost, ’16, married Tyler Pfeffer on June 26, 2021. Kost earned her degree from EOU in Physical Activity and Health, and now works as a chiropractic assistant in Spokane, Washington.
Travis DeLong, ’13, and Addie (O’Neal) DeLong, ’14, welcomed Huxlee J DeLong on Feb. 2, 2022. Both art majors, the two now live in Bend, Oregon with their children Harper and Huxlee. “We met at EOU in color theory painting class,” Addie said.
Trent and Brooke (Randall) Brown, ’13, welcomed Jaxee Rose Brown on June 9, 2021. The pair live in Kennewick, Washington with their children Oaklee, McKinlee and Jaxee.
Kale Cockett, ’95, was named the 2021 Distinguished Alumnus by the EOU Alumni Association Board of Directors. Kale has worked as a secret service agent for nearly 20 years, and has served every living president of the United States of America. He has traveled the world providing special detail to U.S. dignitaries, their families, and other foreign heads of state and government.
Sarah Berglund, ’08, was named Washington State’s 2022 Middle Level Music Educator of the Year.
Faculty & FriendsMel Buffington, ’65Jack DaughertyRobert FullertonJim LundyJoel KnightD. James “Jim” TookeCoral Ward
Alumni1940sArlene Ingle, ’48Audeen Wagner, ’48
1950sBetty J. Irons, ’51Cecil Puckett, ’54Ronald Bayes, ’55Clara M. Stenkamp, ’56Gail Swart, ’57Joanne Wiseman, ’57
1960sOrville Blaylock, ’62Robert Tolar, ’62Wanda Case, ’64Keith A. Stubblefield, ’64Nancy Gover, ’65Robert Willcuts, ’65Ronald Harris, ’68Nancy Faletti, ’68Fern Albert, ’69John Meyrick, ’69
1970sIrvin Huntsinger, ’71Sharon Davis, ’72Judith Martin, ’72Elmer Stone, ’72Sandra J. Serrano, ’73Milton Durand, ’76Ellen Gregg, ’78
1980sKathryn Cutsforth, ’81Howard Bailey, ’83Fred Pelroy, ’83Catherine Wamsley, ’84Rhoda Beauchemin, ’85James Reisman, ’85Betty C. Booth, ’88Pat A. Lewis, ’891990sPatricia England, ’94Connie Carter, ’95Marcia Anne Butler, ’97
2000s and 10sKenneth Moore, ’11Linda Marion, ’12Charlette Burghard, ’18
Elmer “Stoney” Stone, ’72, made a lasting impact on his teammates during his tenure on the Mountaineer baseball team. He paid it forward by supporting countless student-athletes through the EOU Foundation. Stone, who passed away in Kentucky at 80 years old the January, was a big women’s basketball fan. He donated to the women’s basketball team, as well as the newly reinstated baseball team. A right fielder, Stone was born in Kentucky and attended Powell Junior College before transferring to EOU in 1969. He was named the 1970 Honorable Mention All League, and is dearly missed by his former teammates.
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