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EOU presents student awards

2015 Student Awards

Interim EOU President Jay Kenton congratulates Presidential Art Award recipient Genevieve Gaudreau.

EOU presents student awards

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement | 541-962-3585 or lhancock@eou.edu
Source contact: Beth Upshaw | Colleges of Business & Education | 541-962-3816 or bupshaw@eou.edu

June 24, 2015

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – From musicians to mathematicians, educators to economists, artists to athletes, Eastern Oregon University presented a total of 39 awards to undergraduate and graduate students at its annual awards assembly June 12.

“Today we have the privilege of honoring some of our best and brightest students,” said Sarah Witte, interim provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, who served as master of ceremonies for the event.

Some of the students receiving awards are also graduating this year, so the assembly provided an opportunity for faculty to publicly acknowledge and highlight their accomplishments prior to leaving EOU.


Following are the award recipients:


Genevieve Gaudreau, Wichita, Kan.


Jessie Orduno, Elko, Nev.
Alexandra Fuller, La Grande, Ore.


Camila Claycomb


Female Ragsdale Scholar/Athlete – Kailey Wilson, Copper Center, Alaska
Male Ragsdale Scholar/Athlete – Jace Billingsley, Winnemucca, Nev.
Female EOU Scholar Athlete – Bobbi Sumpter, Eagle, Idaho
Male EOU Scholar Athlete – Hans Roelle, Anchorage, Alaska


Agriculture – Terra Tarter, La Grande, Ore.
Anthropology – Candice Keller, White Salmon, Wash.
Art – Genevieve Gaudreau, Wichita, Kan.
Biochemistry – Stefani Sorensen, Camas, Wash.
Biology – Mia Stoddard, Roseburg, Ore.
Business Administration/Accounting – Mary Hawman, Hermiston, Ore.
Business Administration/Leadership, Organization & Management – Tiffany Johnstone, Oregon City, Ore.
Business Administration/Marketing – James Trumbo, La Grande, Ore.
Chemistry – Jessica Clements, La Grande, Ore.
Computer Science – Mark McDonald, Summerville, Ore.
Communication Studies – Ronn Witcraft, La Grande, Ore.
Economics – Anthony Eisenbarth, Hermiston, Ore.
Education: CUESTE (Elementary) Gresham – Denisse Ruiz-Perez, Sandy, Ore.
Education: CUESTE (Elementary) – Shawn Brooks, Richland, Wash.
English/Writing – Camila Claycomb
Fire Services Administration – Johnny Mack, Sublimity, Ore.
History – Amy Lease, Summerville, Ore.
Liberal Studies – Jane Wilcox-Emery, Toledo, Ore.
Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary) – Jocelyn Berado, La Grande, Ore.
Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary) – Jess Roberts, La Grande, Ore.
Master’s of Business Administration – Jorge Melendez, Portland, Ore.
Mathematics – Mark McDonald, Summerville, Ore.
Music: Instrumental – Rachel Kecskes, Helena, Mont.
Music: Vocal – Caite Debevec, Fairbanks, Alaska
Native American Studies – Daniel Bullock, La Grande, Ore.
Philosophy – Brian Eisenbarth, Hermiston, Ore.
Philosophy/Politics/Economics – Evan Bryan, Hillsboro, Ore.
Physical Activity & Health – William Walters, Keizer, Ore.
Political Science – Tamie Kaufman, Gold Beach, Ore.
Psychology – Dominic Tzimisces, Omaha, Neb.
Sociology – Brent Labhart, Mount Vernon, Ore.
Spanish – Alondra Esquivel, Medford, Ore.
Theatre – Israel Bloodgood, La Grande, Ore.

To view more photos of the award recipients go to www.eou.edu/provost/student-awards.