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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.
"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 able to draw upon the extensive foundation of genres and writing ...

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 Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and am a pr...

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, and professors at EOU. Attending a university in a small commu...

Tiffany Hansen, '12
Anthropology/Sociology
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 is just one of the many exciting things I do as o...

Theo Miller
Anthropology/Sociology
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 health counseling. I credit EOU, specifically the faculty, with my su...

Taylor Wilson, '15
Anthropology/Sociology
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 and their families. EOU provided me with the skills I needed, not only i...

Sheryln Roberts, '14
Anthropology/Sociology
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 capstone with CHD, and that expe...

Rachael Reilly
Anthropology/Sociology
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 many other modalities. I continue to work with underserv...

Nelson Calderon
Anthropology/Sociology
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 the Anth/Soc program ...

Michelle Sprouffske
Anthropology/Sociology
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 by the US Supreme Court. I find great satisfaction in knowing that I am w...

Mary Lakey
Anthropology/Sociology
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 continue providing mental health and substance abuse services within our community...

Brittany Pryce, '09
Anthropology/Sociology
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 reach my dream of completing a bachelor’s degree. This class allows stude...

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 my life experiences have been so educational and the fact that EOU has built...

James Wierson
English/Writing
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 this program may save them a great deal of money, bu...

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 of their online environment. I especially appreciate how helpful the staff are. Even though you may live hu...

Amanda Machuca-Martinez
Integrative Studies
Fruitland, Idaho

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Mackenzie Trotter, '14
My 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
English
La Grande, Ore.

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Katy Barnett, '08
Eastern 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 president so I could make a positive differ...

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 from, and what exactly I was pursuing. The campus itself is beautiful during ...

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 a student like me because it is a smaller campus in a rural part of Oregon where it doesn't take l...

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 to get involved on campus are amazing. Through being a Resident Assistant and working with many other organizati...

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 behaviors with respect to the environment and conservation. In...

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

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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
Psychology
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 community and develop skills that will be used in my everyday professional life."

Makayla Adams
Chemistry-Biochemistry
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 liftime!"

Saraya Wise
Psychology
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 both graduate school and the early steps in my career."

Denica Hill
Psychology
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 a career in Medical Social Work."

Mariah Meyerholz
Anthropology/Sociology
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 needed to be successful. The only thing I would like to have changed, is there to be a masters program wi...

KC Loper
Psychology
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 provide students with the required tools for success at school and beyond the u...

Natalia Garrison
Psychology
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
Psychology
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
Psychology
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 make a change on campus."

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
Psychology
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 work to hone each person's potential. I am so thrilled to use my communication degr...

Brittany Hargrove
Communication Studies
Cove, Ore.

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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 Keys has helped me immensely in selecting classes and concentrations and, most importantly, believin...

Jasmin Roldan
Business Adminstration
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 you can talk if another student is having similar difficulty with ...

Bob Fossek
Business Adminstration
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 all of my courses I have been able to find everything I needed thanks to the many services...

Ashley Canales
Anthropology/Sociology
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 oppression and impact future generations. I love my country and believe in t...

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 life. It also offered me the opportunity to finish my Master's Degree and now I'm ...

Bill Shaw
Business Adminstration
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
Psychology
Madras, 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 my requirements to return to school. They transferred all of my credits from Colorado, I could finish my degree...

Claire Shank
Business Adminstration
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
Anthropology/Sociology
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 expecting our first son in the next month. Eastern Oregon University’s online program h...

Frank Smiaek
Business Administration
Oakland, Calif.

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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 began taking classes full-time, but was not sure if I would like it or not. After a term I realized how much 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 commitments. The advisors and faculty I have worked with at EOU have been so...

Laurie Fialka
Business Adminstration
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 staff and instructors I have encountered have been generous, caring, and always willing to help. 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, I was bothered by the fact that I ran a business where I did dyslexia tutoring, but I didn’t have a bachelor’s degree. ...

Michon Silapath
Psychology
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 residency graduate MFA degree program at EOU, possibly from a beach in Mexico. EOU's...

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
Psychology
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 a passi...

Rhianna Byrd
Anthropology/Sociology
The Dalles, 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 the lives of many individuals. Now this goal is more than just a dream, it...

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 also had the opportunity to travel without slowing down my education. The professors have been a great support in h...

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 Adminstration
Milton-Freewater, 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 be.”

Thanh Nguyen
Business Adminstration
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 Adminstration
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 think critically about the past and how it has influenced, and continues to influence, the way we inter...

Johnny Fulfer, '16
History
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
Mathematics
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 skills I developed have prepa...

Dana Kurtz, '15
MBA
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 you to succeed. EOU's program is top-notch and deserves the...

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 Eastern’s art program great. I have been prepared with the knowledge, tools, and...

Donni Later, '16
Art
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 close to my fellow artists and professors during my time at Eastern."

Erica Hitzman, '16
Art
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 had such a positive experience that I de...

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 of high school and after 6 years of service I was medically discharged due to...

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
Biochemistry
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 members, administration, and staff who were all friendly and welcoming. Some of m...

Caite Debevec, '15
Music
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, helped me to excel at the job. I  could not be happier with the career path I have chosen and ...

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 the Physical Activity & Health program is the pr...

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, being a mother and wife, and maintaining that connection with the distance center w...

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

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Bryton Lochridge
"As an online student at EOU, I was challenged by coursework that focuses on relevant topics and skills. Tutoring centers and other student services were very helpful. EOU has proven to be a fantastic choice for my family and myself."

Bryton Lochridge
Business Administration
New Plymouth, Idaho

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Connie Hoskins
“I have been taking online classes during my lunch hour for several years. When my job ended, I was in a great position to finish a bachelor’s degree in business since I had been pursuing it on my own time. Now I have a better chance of successfully returning to the workforce. If you are thinking about taking online classes, do it!”

Connie Hoskins
Business Administration

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Addie Beplate
"I’m thrilled that the Outdoor Adventure Program and newly founded Yoga Club provide the opportunity to get outside, stay in shape and remain active! Co-founding the Econ Club and my role as president of student government have also allowed me to further explore my major outside of the classroom setting."

Addie Beplate
Philosophy, Politics & Economics
Salt Lake City, Utah

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Deneil Hill, '10
 "I loved my time at EOU! The small class sizes allowed for more personalized attention from professors who truly cared about my success, both inside and outside of the classroom. The campus community was supportive and created an environment in which I could thrive academically and socially."

Deneil Hill, '10
History
Boulder, Colo.

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Stephen Clements, Ph.D.
 “Small class sizes, exceptional learning opportunities, a welcoming community and outdoor activities for every season make EOU a great place to attend college. Whether you are looking for a liberal arts education or a professional one, EOU has something for everyone.”

Stephen Clements, Ph.D.
Business Faculty
Mayor of La Grande, Ore.

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Zach Bartlow
 "Some say you make your best friends in college. For myself here at EOU, that couldn’t be any more true. Eastern has provided me with lifelong friends. It really is a family here. We truly care about each other. I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else."

Zach Bartlow
Business/Accounting
Waitsburg, Wash.

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