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Nielson, ’11
and ’12 with
wife Kimberly

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.


Huxlee J.

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.

Jaxee Rose
Brown with

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 & Friends
Mel Buffington, ’65
Jack Daugherty
Robert Fullerton
Jim Lundy
Joel Knight
D. James “Jim” Tooke
Coral Ward

Arlene Ingle, ’48
Audeen Wagner, ’48

Betty J. Irons, ’51
Cecil Puckett, ’54
Ronald Bayes, ’55
Clara M. Stenkamp, ’56
Gail Swart, ’57
Joanne Wiseman, ’57

Orville Blaylock, ’62
Robert Tolar, ’62
Wanda Case, ’64
Keith A. Stubblefield, ’64
Nancy Gover, ’65
Robert Willcuts, ’65
Ronald Harris, ’68
Nancy Faletti, ’68
Fern Albert, ’69
John Meyrick, ’69

Irvin Huntsinger, ’71
Sharon Davis, ’72
Judith Martin, ’72
Elmer Stone, ’72
Sandra J. Serrano, ’73
Milton Durand, ’76
Ellen Gregg, ’78

Kathryn Cutsforth, ’81
Howard Bailey, ’83
Fred Pelroy, ’83
Catherine Wamsley, ’84
Rhoda Beauchemin, ’85
James Reisman, ’85
Betty C. Booth, ’88
Pat A. Lewis, ’89

Patricia England, ’94
Connie Carter, ’95
Marcia Anne Butler, ’97

2000s and 10s
Kenneth Moore, ’11
Linda Marion, ’12
Charlette Burghard, ’18

Elmer Stone, ’72

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.