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2016 Student Awards

Photo by Kathleen Brown / Donni Later, of Union, accepts the Presidential Art Award from Tom Insko for her work “Coalesce."

Photo by Kathleen Brown / Donni Later, of Union, accepts the Presidential Art Award from Tom Insko for her work “Coalesce.”

2016 Student Award recipients announced

News contact: Laura Hancock, University Advancement, 541-962-3585

LA GRANDE, Ore. June 17, 2016Eastern Oregon University presented a total of 36 awards to undergraduate and graduate students at its annual assembly June 10. Many of the individuals honored are completing degrees this year, and the assembly is an opportunity for faculty to publicly acknowledge and highlight their accomplishments prior to leaving EOU.

View photo gallery of recipients


Donni Later for  “Coalesce,” Union, Ore.


Erica Hitzman for “Spill 71720-53193,” Ukiah, Calif. 

Devon Galiszewski for “Contamination,” of Baker City, Ore. 


Cassie M. Gray-Jeffries, La Grande, Ore.


Female Ragsdale Scholar Athlete – Taylor Smith, Chewelah, Wash.

Male Ragsdale Scholar Athlete – Zane Smith, La Grande, Ore.

Female EOU Scholar Athlete – Kailey Wilson, Copper Center, Alaska

Male EOU Scholar Athlete – Jason Hendricks, Boardman, Ore.


Anthropology – Cassie M. Gray-Jeffries, La Grande, Ore.

Art – Donni Later, Union, Ore.

Biochemistry – Darcy Morales, La Grande, Ore.

Business Administration Accounting – Becky Hartman, Gresham, Ore.

Business Administration, On Campus – David Anderson, Pendleton, Ore.

Business Administration, Online – David Spenner, McMinnville, Ore.    

Master’s of Business Administration – Dana Kurtz, La Grande, Ore.

Chemistry – Jeremy Bard, La Grande, Ore.

Communication Studies – Sarah Myers, Dallas, Ore.

Computer Science – Connar Stone, Cove, Ore.

Economics – Johnny Fulfer, La Grande, Ore.

Education CUESTE (Elementary) Gresham – Joanna Leusca, Portland, Ore.

Education CUESTE (Elementary) On Campus – Lara Bushue, Boring, Ore.

Education – CUESTE (Elementary) Pendleton – Morgan Watson, Troutdale, Ore.

Education MAT (Elementary) –  Brittanie Sorensen, La Grande, Ore.

Education MAT (Secondary) – Brett Andry, Drain, Ore.

English/Writing – Justina Martin, Oakland, Ore.

Fire Services Administration – Michael Wesener, Happy Valley, Ore.

History – Charlotte Bowers, Baker City, Ore.

Integrative Studies    Karen Wiant – Eugene, Ore.    

Mathematics    Alannah Jones – Cove, Ore.

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing – Asha Lickley-Dorè, Hillsboro, Ore.

Music – Shahayla Ononaiye, Kuna, Idaho

Philosophy/Politics/Economics – Patricia Taylor, Prosser, Wash.

Physical Activity & Health – Deanna Melvoen, Pomeroy, Wash.

Psychology – Jordyn Roberts, La Grande, Ore.

Sociology – Tracie Paddock, Grants Pass, Ore.

Outstanding Student of Agriculture – Amy DeLong, Vale, Ore.

Student leaders and organizations were also recognized during the 2016 Student Leadership Awards presentation June 8.