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This section of EOU's website is dedicated to the collection and distribution of student testimonials, thoughts, and sentiment regarding Eastern Oregon University in their life. To add to this collection please submit your quote here.
Alan Stogin, '18"EOU is unlike any other theatre department. In my time at Eastern, I was able to participate in every aspect of production from acting, to design, to directing. EOU prepared me for my professional work and graduate school in more ways than I can count."

Alan Stogin, '18
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Buck Potter, '09"The classes and productions I participated in [at EOU], prepared me for a multitude of enriching opportunities, both within the many settings in the community, and now in my current position at Lane Community College. My hat goes off to all the Eastern Oregon University Theatre staff who allowed me...

Buck Potter, '09
Eugene, Ore.

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C. Dylan Plummer, '03"As a directing student at EOU, I studied acting, design, playwriting, and other practical courses. When I entered graduate school I had an edge over the other directors, because I could speak the language of the actor, tech and designer thanks to my well-rounded education at EOU. I have independently...

C. Dylan Plummer, '03
Ontario, Ore.

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Cody Wyld Flower, '15"My time at EOU taught me new areas of my profession that I never would have explored otherwise. Now, besides working for a local theatre company as an actor, I have constructed scenery in Seattle, styled hair backstage, and choreographed over 50 combat sequences for various productions."

Cody Wyld Flower, '15
La Grande, Ore.

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Heidi Gerlach, '18"I earned my degree in a field that everyone warned me would merit no income: theatre. I am happy to announce that everyone was wrong. What is theatre? Storytelling. While I did not immediately succeed as an actress, I discovered a different venue that used my theatre skillset – marketing,...

Heidi Gerlach, '18
Eugene, Ore.

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J.J. Hill, '11"Since leaving EOU, I have performed as a stand-up comedian, musician, stage actor, improv performer, production assistant and writer. The tools I gained from EOU have gone a long way in making my dream a reality. The environment allowed me to make mistakes and learn from them in meaningful ways."

J.J. Hill, '11
Pendleton, Ore.

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Josh LeBrun, '03"The EOU Theatre Department is in large part responsible for setting me on the path that I’m on today. I have a successful career as an actor because the faculty in this department showed me how to pursue it, and kept telling me that it was possible, even when I...

Josh LeBrun, '03
Kansas City, Missouri

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Rick Mugrage, '15"My time at EOU gave me the foundation I needed to succeed in graduate school and helped give me the confidence, knowledge, and experience that any actor needs to flourish in their craft. The training I received at EOU and the camaraderie I had with other students and faculty in...

Rick Mugrage, '15
Union, Ore.

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Trea Taylor, '08"Currently, I work in L.A. with the Motion Picture Costumers Union as a custom tailor. EOU gave me the opportunity to discover my true passion and my career path in the technical side of theatre/film. With the wide variety of classes and electives, I was able to discover and explore...

Trea Taylor, '08
Los Angeles, Calif.

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"The transition from Treasure Valley Community College to Eastern Oregon University was simple and easy. I was grateful for the fact that they are on the same schedule as far as terms, as well as when the school year starts and finishes, so I was able to adjust much easier....

Tessa Conrad
Education (transferred from Treasure Valley Community College)
Ontario, Ore.

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Bonnie Laib"When I came and visited the campus, I loved how small the campus is. The Agricultural Science department is very personable and it's really nice that you can pick any major to go with your degree."

Bonnie Laib
Range Management (transferred from Walla Walla Community College)
Dayton, Wash.

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Tyana Musrasrik, '18"I transferred to Eastern from Pohnpei, and earned my degree in Anth/Soc with a concentration in social welfare. For my capstone project, I partnered with Union County's domestic violence shelter to learn about the services they provide as advocates for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. I helped...

Tyana Musrasrik, '18
Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

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Henry O'Keefe"I am working as the General Counsel for Greater Oregon Behavioral Health (GOBHI), based in The Dalles. GOBHI works with behavioral health organizations, especially those providing services to Oregon’s rural and frontier counties. After finishing my Anth/Soc degree, I attended law school. My EOU experience has grounded some of the...

Henry O'Keefe
Adel, Ore.

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Jamie Landa, '17"I began as an online student and finished on campus my last year. Soon after graduation I accepted a position at the Department of Human Services in Union County, in the Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) division. I have since accepted the Executive Director position at Shelter from the...

Jamie Landa, '17
Union, Ore.

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Nicholas Duffy"Throughout my years in college I had trouble finding my true passion, something to turn my life into a career. A hands-on business marketing course called TheAgency@EOU helped me explore the advertising world by letting me work with and develop ads for real businesses in La Grande."

Nicholas Duffy
Business Administration
Camas, Wash.

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Jillian Gerschefske"The Integrative Studies degree really helped me to find the perfect combination of minors that incorporate my passions and strongly prepare me for going into a Mental Health Counseling master's degree program. My Early Childhood Development/Education and Sociology/Anthropology minors position me to develop strong interdisciplinary skills. Both minors, as well...

Jillian Gerschefske
Integrative Studies
Medford, Ore.

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Brady Watkins"Eastern Oregon provides a great learning experience. By completing online while working full-time I was able to accomplish a huge goal of purchasing a home at 19. I have found the degree to be very helpful as I have begun a career in public accounting."

Brady Watkins
Business Administration, Accountancy
Meridian, Idaho

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Evan Bryan, '15“The Public Administration program at Eastern provided me with the knowledge and skills that I needed to be successful in the public sphere. From the United States Congress to the Oregon State Senate, I would not have had these opportunities without the strong education I had through this program.”

Evan Bryan, '15
Legislative Director at the Oregon State Senate
Hillsboro, Ore.

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Govind Brar“I love EOU because of the amazing people who work here and the way they have their door always open for you if you have a problem. It is a very nice campus with small a class size and amazing teachers. Outside of class there are so many activities you...

Govind Brar

Ludhiana, India

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"I attended EOU as a non-traditional student from 2011 to 2016. All of my professors and mentors during that time were phenomenal, I learned and grew so much as both a writer and a reader. I can honestly say that I would not be where I am professionally if it...

Theresa Hamman, '14 & '16
B.A. in English/Writing (2014) Master of Fine Arts in Writing (2016)
La Grande, Ore.

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"My time in the MFA program at EOU was the one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences for me as a writer. Working with my professors and classmates helped me gain confidence in my work and submit it for publication. Now, as a doctoral student in creative writing, I'm...

Amy Parker, '17
Master of Fine Arts in Writing
New York state

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Kathryn Quaempts Burke, '18"The Native American Studies Minor has allowed me to be informed as a scholar and as a Native American woman, in concert with my culture to recognize how to face challenges and use critical thinking and scholarly methods when doing so. I am an enrolled Tribal Member with the Confederated...

Kathryn Quaempts Burke, '18
Liberal Studies
Pendleton, Ore.

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Tiffany Hansen, '12"As a student, I benefited from EOU scholarships and local community scholarships to assist with my education. I was also able to begin my professional career in the criminal justice system prior to graduation. I kept a connection with the broader community while a student, a connection many students, staff,...

Tiffany Hansen, '12
La Grande, Ore.

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Theo Miller"While earning my degree in Anthropology/Sociology, EOU presented me with an opportunity to volunteer at an Oregon Youth Authority Correction Center. I volunteered as an art instructor, which gave me a springboard to continue this passion as an employee of the Union County Juvenile Department. Teaching a weekly art class...

Theo Miller
La Grande, Ore.

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Taylor Wilson, '15"I earned my bachelor's in Anthropology/Sociology from EOU, and I'm now working for Umatilla County as a Mental Health Associate for a new prevention and outreach program, where we conduct small skills groups in the schools. I have also completed the first year of a master's degree program in clinical...

Taylor Wilson, '15
Pilot Rock, Ore.

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Sheryln Roberts, '14"With a major career change in my 40s that required a bachelor’s degree, EOU was instrumental in getting me prepared for my new profession in social services. I was hired as a Union County CARE Resource Coordinator to help create, build, and implement a new resource partnership for at-risk students...

Sheryln Roberts, '14
La Grande, Ore.

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Rachael Reilly"I work for Union County’s mental health organization (CHD), with the Developmental Disabilities team. My job as Services Coordinator for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is to present the service options, coordinate with providers, and ensure the individuals’ health and safety in that process. At EOU I completed a...

Rachael Reilly
Baker City, Ore.

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Nelson Calderon"I have a Bachelor of Arts from EOU in Sociology and Anthropology with an emphasis on research and social welfare. I also have a Master of Social Work from USC. I am a therapist with training in dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy and...

Nelson Calderon
Anaheim, Calif.

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Michelle Sprouffske"I work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within the mental health field, administering and managing a 16-bed residential facility in Eugene. I previously worked in children's psychiatric day treatment, interpersonal violence, and addiction/recovery, while pursuing my master's in social work--something I would not have considered were it not for...

Michelle Sprouffske
Eugene, Ore.

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Mary Lakey"I've been living in Denver for about a year, working for a special education attorney here and I love it. We represent children with disabilities who are not being provided a free appropriate public education (FAPE). The attorney I work for recently won a landmark case that was ultimately decided...

Mary Lakey
Denver, Colo.

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Brittany Pryce, '09"I'm a mental health therapist and substance abuse counselor at Grande Ronde Recovery in La Grande. I received my bachelor’s degree from EOU in 2009, then enrolled in United States Peace Corps as a volunteer in Bulgaria. After returning home, I earned my master's in social work. I plan to...

Brittany Pryce, '09
La Grande, Ore.

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Alex Taunton, '18"If you had told me five years ago that I was going to live in Eastern Oregon and graduate from EOU, I would have questioned you. These last five years have been absolutely amazing, regardless of the hard times. I wouldn't have changed a thing about it."

Alex Taunton, '18

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Frederick Wallace"The APEL class was the most inspiring class I took at EOU. It helped me acknowledge my past experiences and then merge them into my future academic and professional life goals. The class assignments kept students engaged and interacting with each other, and through this process I realized I could...

Frederick Wallace
Anthropology/Sociology, Communication Studies
Salem, Ore.

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James Wierson"APEL enabled me to complete my undergraduate degree in a timely and efficient manner. The process was guided expertly by the class instructor and the feedback I was given was extremely helpful in enabling me to craft both an effective and meaningful essay. What was truly amazing was seeing how...

James Wierson
Estacada, Ore.

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Jerry Mott, '18"I made an effort to use all the accelerated options EOU offered. I’m a non-traditional student with a heavy professional workload. The flexibility and cost savings of the Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) program was just one of the attractive attributes of EOU. A student utilizing APEL must understand...

Jerry Mott, '18
Business, Communication
Monmouth, Ore.

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Amanda Machuca-Martinez"I love the flexibility of online schooling through EOU. I can fit in all that I need to get done throughout my day and I can do schoolwork at a time that is convenient for me. Compared to other schools, I believe that EOU has a far better organizational structure...

Amanda Machuca-Martinez
Integrative Studies
Fruitland, Idaho

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Mackenzie Trotter, '14My English/Writing professors took as much of an interest in my well-being as they did in my writing. My understanding of writing, which was built and nurtured by one-on-one interactions with English/Writing faculty, has been the most valuable tool I have in terms of education.

Mackenzie Trotter, '14
La Grande, Ore.

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Katy Barnett, '08Eastern Oregon University has the affordability, small class sizes and caring faculty that make a monumental difference to student success. Politics and Economics taught me to think critically about factors that influence our political system. Program faculty encouraged me to engage in campus life. I served as EOU student body...

Katy Barnett, '08
Senior Associate, Pew Charitable Trust
Washington, D.C.

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Micela Riley"I absolutely fell in love with my classes and the professors. The professors' doors were always open willing to help a student succeed. Everyone was so personable! EOU is a tight-knit community with a great teacher-student ratio. I loved how each professor knew my full name, knew where I came...

Micela Riley
Physical Activity & Health
Seattle, Wash.

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Dan Hansen, '14"I loved EOU because the class size was small and the interaction with the faculty was great. I felt like there was a lot of interaction with the professors and with the smaller class sizes they were always happy to work with students and their schedules. EOU was great for...

Dan Hansen, '14
Agricultural Sciences, Pre-Veterinary (via OSU partnership program)
Boardman, Ore.

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Sierra Reagan"Being part of EOU is like being part of one giant family. The professors and the faculty are amazing and are very willing to work with you. They are open and will take the time to get to know you as a student. The opportunities that EOU provides for students...

Sierra Reagan
Physical Activity & Health
Portland, Ore.

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"Eastern is awesome. There is something here for everybody whether it be the Chem Club or intramural sports or even theater and music. No matter what there is something here for you, if not you can just start up your own club."

Justin Hutton
Physical Activity & Health
Notus, Idaho

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Sidronio Rangel"Guiding, passionate and inspiring individuals truly exist at EOU. The mentoring, leadership and memories that faculty provide are exceptional. I gained hands-on management experience as president of the Associated Students of Eastern Oregon University (ASEOU), all while being a student-athlete. Flexibility is what truly sets EOU apart!"

Sidronio Rangel
Master of Arts in Teaching
Fruitland, Idaho

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Alondra Esquivel, '17"I am currently serving in the beautiful country of Perú as a Youth Development Volunteer for the United States Peace Corps. The Anth/Soc department prepared me to be a critical thinker and global citizen, with a passion for service and volunteer work. My capstone project explored EOU students’ attitudes and...

Alondra Esquivel, '17
Anthropology/Sociology Outdoor Recreation & Leadership Minor

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Aisha Abimbola"The faculty and staff members are a great influence on my experience at EOU. They are very supportive and encouraging. EOU is a great community to help build strong relationships with your professors."

Aisha Abimbola
Boise, Idaho

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Katie Johnson"The experienced professors were very supportive, offering advice to not only better my learning as a future teacher, but as a lifetime student and learner. I owe great thanks and appreciation towards EOU in pairing me up with my practicum and student teaching placements."

Katie Johnson
Elementary Education
Grand View, Idaho

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Makayla Adams"Eastern Oregon University is a family and community as well as a school. The professors know who you are and work with you personally to help you be as successful as possible. All of the opportunities provided at EOU have given me the chance to be a leader in my...

Makayla Adams
Vernonia, Ore.

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Emily Higgins"As a manager in the healthcare industry, I use the analytical, personal and communication skills I learned at EOU on a daily basis. I am a proud graduate and can confidently say this program has made me a better leader in my field."

Emily Higgins
Business Administration, Psychology, MBA
Portland, Ore.

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Saraya Wise"Eastern Oregon University allowed me to explore my options for a major of study and find a home in the department that fit me! The smaller classes and closer relationships you build here will stay with you for a lifetime!"

Saraya Wise
Hermiston, Ore.

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Denica Hill"EOU's psychology program benefited me so much as a student. Unique undergraduate opportunities like hands on experience with conditioning rats and IQ testing, as well as research projects and opportunities to work as a student aid and a psychology tutor has allowed me to excel after graduation from EOU in...

Denica Hill
Boulder, Colo.

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Mariah Meyerholz"EOU's faculty and staff go above and beyond for their students. With a multitude of life challenges, I really rely on a strong support system. EOU has supported me through some very tough times. With a strong social network, I am halfway through my program and one step closer to...

Mariah Meyerholz
John Day, Ore.

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"Not only did I enjoy my time in the psychology program, but I was thoroughly prepared for my masters of counseling program. As an athlete, I was supported by my teachers both in the classroom and in the gym. Small class sizes allowed me to get the individual time I...

KC Loper
Powell Butte, Ore.

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Natalia Garrison“The decision to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology was one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. During my time at EOU, I found my true passion in psychology, made lifelong friendships, and have had everlasting experiences. Psychology faculty at EOU go above and beyond to...

Natalia Garrison
La Grande, Ore.

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"While attending EOU as a Student Older Than Average my experience was great and I didn't feel out of the ordinary. The opportunities for support from my professors and my classmates were endless to help me achieve my degree."

Marie Allman
Pendleton, Ore

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Abby McCabe"The EOU Psychology program gave me an extremely strong foundation. I was more prepared for my graduate school classes than many of my classmates. I now have a rewarding and challenging career as a Clinical Psychologist in the United States Public Health Service."

Abby McCabe
Western Maryland

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Micah Troutman"Eastern Oregon University has given me the chance to obtain new leadership skills, while being in leadership positions. I am thankful that I have had the chance to learn from some wonderful leaders. I would not be on this path if it wasn't for the chances I was given to...

Micah Troutman
History, Theatre Arts
Union, Ore.

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"Small class sizes in the Psychology program made for an easy way to meet with my professors out of class. Classes were always challenging yet enjoyable with the discussions and the professors' own spin on each lesson."

Kevin Albertson
Portland, Ore.

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Brittany Hargrove"As a long-time Cove resident, I was so blessed to receive a big-city education within a 20-minute drive from my rural home! I don't think Union County realizes how fortunate it is to have this gem of a university. The professors see students as individuals instead of numbers, and really...

Brittany Hargrove
Communication Studies
Cove, Ore.

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Claire Shank"When I decided to go back to school, I researched every school in the state. I found that to be an online student and continue to work full time, most schools added an 'online fee' per credit, making it extremely expensive. EOU was the only one to meet all of...

Claire Shank
Business Administration
Durango, Colo.

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Dorthea Butler"EOU accepted most of my courses from Montana and helped me fulfill my dream of helping others through EOU's anthropology/sociology program. The teachers/professors have been very enlightening and the support staff have been very quick to lead me along the road to success."

Dorthea Butler
Great Falls, Mont.

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Frank Smiaek"I made the decision to restart my goal of obtaining a bachelor’s degree about three years ago with Eastern Oregon University. I could not have expected all of the life changes that would come my way after that point: a job promotion, moving to another state, getting married, and now...

Frank Smiaek
Business Administration
Oakland, Calif.

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Andrew Farris"Eastern Oregon University is more than an educational institution, it's a family."

Andrew Farris
Physical Activity & Health
Freeport, Flo.

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Jasmin Roldan"EOU allowed me to attend school fully online, which made it possible for me to work and help my family financially. It hasn’t been easy balancing a full-time job with full-time school, but I’m on a mission and I’m not willing to give up on my dreams. My advisor, Jacelyn...

Jasmin Roldan
Business Administration
Hermiston, Ore.

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Bob Fossek"Having a family, working full time, and running a business restrict the amount of free time that I have. Eastern Oregon University’s online classes are the perfect fit. Knowledgeable instructors are more than willing to answer questions in a timely manner, and students in the same class are connected so...

Bob Fossek
Business Administration
Pendleton, Ore.

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Ashley Canales"After getting my associate's degree I knew I wanted to further my education, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to move to another dorm and city again. I then chose to complete my degree completely online, and EOU provided everything required -- even for a student in Texas. Throughout...

Ashley Canales
Alice, Texas

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Carlin Sacco"Eastern Oregon University has empowered me to explore opportunities in the political arena. Professors like Jeff Dense led courses that challenged me to take my education to new levels. I am so grateful for EOU and the chance it's given me for an equal opportunity in life, to overcome systemic...

Carlin Sacco
Politics & Economics
Pendleton, Ore.

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Bill Shaw"The EOU distance education program gave me the opportunity to return to school and finish my bachelor's degree. The program was very affordable and the people were very friendly. EOU's staff and faculty offer a great environment with lots of help and a chance to change the course of your...

Bill Shaw
Business Administration
Elkton, Ore.

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"I chose EOU’s online program because it is affordable, allowed me to stay at home with my three young children full-time, and worked around my chaotic life. The online program has been nothing short of wonderful as far as allowing me to pursue my education while being a full-time parent."

Brandy Bishop
Madras, Ore.

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Tan Hoang"I grew up in Vietnam and moved to the United States without knowing English. My thirst for knowledge and desire to attain the "American Dream" have motivated me tremendously. After witnessing the level of healthcare and poverty in my home country, I wanted to be someone who can positively impact...

Tan Hoang
Physical Activity & Health
Pendleton, Ore.

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Karen Miller“I chose to go back to school as a bucket list item. Three years later I am nearing the finish line of graduating with a bachelor's degree! I have enjoyed the freedom of EOU's online classes, as they have allowed me to work around my job and family. I have...

Karen Miller
Integrative Studies
La Pine, Ore.

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Victor Saldana Meza"It is a privilege to say that I attend a university that truly cares about its students, from the committed staff to the helpful hands of faculty. I am one step closer to my future profession and it all has been thanks to the carefully outlined programs."

Victor Saldana Meza
Business Administration
Milton-Freewater, Ore.

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Joey Grosjacques"I have been going to EOU for a few years now as an online student. After graduating from BMCC with my associate degree in 2013, I landed a great full-time job and became very involved with the community, which made it hard to leave my hometown of Pilot Rock. I...

Joey Grosjacques
Integrative Studies
Pilot Rock, Ore.

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Laurie Fialka"As a nontraditional student juggling work, family and community commitments, the idea of going back to school can be very daunting. EOU has been a great fit for me because of the accessibility and flexibility of the online degree programs; I can pursue my dream while still maintaining my other...

Laurie Fialka
Business Administration
Hermiston, Ore.

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Liz Thompson"Being an online student with Eastern Oregon University has been a great opportunity for me. It has given me the chance to fulfill my dream of getting my degree in communications, and is flexible enough that I can be there for my family and take care of their needs. The...

Liz Thompson
Communication Studies
Carson, Wash.

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Michon Silapath"I had a lot of reasons to go back to school and finish my degree. I initially went to college right after high school and was unaware that I was dyslexic. I didn’t know how my brain worked and I didn’t know I needed accommodations. Now in my late 30s,...

Michon Silapath
The Dalles, Ore.

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Deborah Bone“Eastern Oregon University's online program has enabled me to accomplish my dream of completing my Bachelor of Science degree. I did so while flying for a bush pilot outfit in Emmonak, Alaska. My education has been so important that I am expanding my dream and continuing on with the low...

Deborah Bone
Integrative Studies
Battle Ground, Wash.

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Mikayla Baird"I love the flexibility of EOU's online program. Doing school work online allows me to keep a full time job, which means farther down the road I will have less debt. It's a great trade-off."

Mikayla Baird
Milton-Freewater, Ore.

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Rhianna Byrd"Eastern Oregon University offers a holistic approach to student engagement, including passionate faculty, supportive staff, and multiple flexible course and degree options. This created an environment of success, resulting in tangible benefits that go beyond a degree: growth in self-awareness, further appreciation of diversity, a drive to continue learning, and...

Rhianna Byrd
The Dalles, Ore.

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 Thanh Nguyen“Cost and location played a part in my decision to come to EOU, but in the end I wanted to be in a place that supported me. With an enthusiastic and friendly staff, EOU helped me realize that there are always people to help me become who I want to...

Thanh Nguyen
Business Administration
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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John Herrington"I am attending EOU because it is convenient and affordable, while still offering a high quality education. Both the staff and professors are extremely helpful and take an interest in providing the best service possible to help each student reach their academic potential."

John Herrington
Business Administration
Eagle, Idaho

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Johnny Fulfer, '16"It is difficult to put a price tag on a liberal arts education because it provides you with so much more than the prospect of a decent salary. What I found most appealing about the history classes here at EOU is that they challenge you intellectually and force you to...

Johnny Fulfer, '16
M.A. history student at USF

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McKenzie Garlock"The math department at Eastern is amazing. Faculty are so willing to work with students to help them succeed. With the help and encouragement from my professors and fellow students, I made it!"

McKenzie Garlock
Clatskanie, Ore.

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Dana Kurtz, '15"EOU's MBA program allowed me the opportunity to expand my professional skills through interactive classes, a challenging master’s project, and practical advice from my professors and peers. I truly enjoyed the strong relationships I gained with professors through my project, as well as the experience of mentoring undergraduate interns. The...

Dana Kurtz, '15
La Grande, Ore.

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Philip Deenik, '16 "I took every opportunity I could to be more involved on and off campus. Being an officer of multiple clubs helped develop my leadership skills and broaden my network."

Philip Deenik, '16
Chemistry, Biology
Ph.D. Candidate, University of New Mexico

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Casey Dreher "I would place the quality of the education I received from my professors in the Anthropology/Sociology program up against any school. Professors are not only teachers, but also advisors, mentors and friends. They bring the material to life and make it interesting. Most of all, the relationships you form drive...

Casey Dreher
Director, One Arizona Student Vote Coalition
Phoenix, Ariz.

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Scott Stanton"I found the Fire Services Administration program at EOU to be very important in my development as a chief officer, and the classes to be truly relevant and rewarding."

Scott Stanton
Chief, Umatilla Fire District #1

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Donni Later, '16 "There are not enough words to say all the good things about the art program at EOU. Excellent professors who care about their students, classes that are challenging and engaging, and great facilities -- including individual studios for the seniors -- are just a few of the things that make...

Donni Later, '16
Union, Ore.

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Devon Galiszewski, '16"The art department at EOU is a valuable asset to our campus. Small class sizes and amazing studio facilities give students a hands-on experience they won't ever forget. Learning from the fantastic professors, as well as other students, I have gained so much confidence going forward in my career."

Devon Galiszewski, '16
Art, Business
Baker City, Ore.

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Sheyenne Johnson, '16"Going through the art program at EOU challenged me as an artist, making me stronger and more well-rounded. The best part was the Senior Studio, where I worked closely with peers and had the much-needed space to create for our Senior Exhibition."

Sheyenne Johnson, '16
Art, Psychology
La Grande, Ore.

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Erica Hitzman, '16"The art department at Eastern is one of its strongest departments. The one-on-one attention and care we receive is so refreshing compared to crowded lecture halls where one can get lost in a sea of faces. Faculty care so much about my success both professionally and personally. I have grown...

Erica Hitzman, '16
Pendleton, Ore.

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Lacey Towers, '17"As a full-time working professional, taking classes online was the best option for my busy schedule. EOU’s remarkable staff made my transition seamless and the instructors challenged me to succeed. Even though the tuition is already very affordable, there were many scholarship opportunities that helped me finance my education. I...

Lacey Towers, '17
Business Administration
Vale, Ore.

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Peter Byrne"I enrolled in the Emergency Medical Service Administration (EMSA) program at EOU in fall 2015 with a specific goal in mind: to become a contributing leader in the field of emergency medicine. I have followed a non-traditional path with regards to my education. I enlisted in the Army right out...

Peter Byrne
Emergency Medical Service Administration
Incident Medical Specialist

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Rachel Bentz“My experience as the McKenzie Theatre technician has prepared me for the best in my upcoming career. For the past three years I’ve worked with coordinators from both the university and community, and the wide range of events has been beneficial in expanding my range of expertise.”

Rachel Bentz
Technical Stage Staff, Royal Caribbean Cruises
John Day, Ore.

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Shakira Bandolin, MD, '09“I felt prepared for medical school with the good foundation EOU gave me. The science faculty are so much more teaching oriented and accessible. I loved that it was a small campus and I also came out with a lot less debt.”

Shakira Bandolin, MD, '09
2014 National Outstanding Medical Student Award Recipient

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Caite Debevec, '15"Not only did I earn a degree from Eastern Oregon University, I became a member of a wonderfully supportive, engaging community. This community helped me grow as a musician, an educator, and a person. I had great professors in my department, but I also got to know other professors, faculty...

Caite Debevec, '15
Sitka, Alaska

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Ashley  Butler“I always assumed that after college I would struggle to find a career I enjoyed. However, I have come to realize that the opportunities for students in this field are vast and growing immensely.  The passion I have for the work, as well as the knowledge I gained while at EOU,...

Ashley Butler
Communication Studies
La Grande, Ore.

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Cassie Wendt, '15  Choosing the exercise science concentration as my route to physical therapy school was one of my best academic decisions. Not only was I prepared to be accepted to a Doctor of Physical Therapy program, but I also developed a strong passion for exercise and nutrition. My favorite part of...

Cassie Wendt, '15
Physical Activity & Health

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Dawn Lawrence "The customer service at EOU is great for online students. I have been helped every step of the way to finish my degree that I started over 30 years ago. I appreciate the great staff at EOU who helped me complete my journey!"

Dawn Lawrence
Business Administration
Hemet, Calif.

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Chely Peterson Carpenter "Eastern Oregon University and the center in John Day have been an all-around amazing experience. I was such a lost soul before meeting my advisor, Chris Cronin. I had minimal educational credits and tons of life experience to present, but I needed a path. Being able to continue my job,...

Chely Peterson Carpenter
Physical Activity & Health
John Day, Ore.

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