EOU PhysH student Sierra Reagan

Sierra Reagan

Posted on February 21, 2018

“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 […]

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Justin Hutton

Posted on February 20, 2018

“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.”

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EOU MAT student Sidronio Rangel

Sidronio Rangel

Posted on February 20, 2018

“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!”

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EOU alumna Alondra Esquivel

Alondra Esquivel

Posted on February 20, 2018

“Seven months after graduating, I now find myself in the beautiful country of Perú working as a Youth Development volunteer. At this moment, one of my greatest assets is my Outdoor Recreation Minor. In my OUT 409 Internship course, I partnered with the Department of Human Services to take youth outdoors and learn to paddleboard. […]

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EOU psychology student Aisha Abimbola

Aisha Abimbola

Posted on February 20, 2018

“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.”

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Katie Johnson

Posted on February 7, 2018

“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.”

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Makayla Adams EOU biochemistry student

Makayla Adams

Posted on January 30, 2018

“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 […]

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EOU student Emily Higgins

Emily Higgins

Posted on January 22, 2018

“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.”

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Saraya Wise EOU Psychology student

Saraya Wise

Posted on January 18, 2018

“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!”

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Denica-Hill EOU Psychology alumni

Denica Hill

Posted on January 18, 2018

“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 […]

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Mariah Meyerholz EOU Anthropology-Sociology student

Mariah Meyerholz

Posted on January 18, 2018

“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 […]

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KC Loper

Posted on January 18, 2018

“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 […]

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Natalia Garrison EOU Psychology student

Natalia Garrison

Posted on January 18, 2018

“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 […]

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Marie Allman

Posted on January 18, 2018

“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.”

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Abby McCabe EOU Psychology student

Abby McCabe

Posted on January 18, 2018

“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.”

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Micah Troutman EOU History Student

Micah Troutman

Posted on January 18, 2018

“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.”

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Kevin Albertson

Posted on January 18, 2018

“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.”

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Brittany Hargrove EOU communication studies alumni

Brittany Hargrove

Posted on January 18, 2018

“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 […]

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Jazmin Roldan EOU business major

Jazmin Roldan

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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 […]

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Bob Fossek EOU Business Major

Bob Fossek

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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 […]

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Ashley Canales EOU Anthropology sociology major

Ashley Canales

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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 […]

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Carlin Sacco EOU politics economics major

Carlin Sacco

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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. […]

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William Shaw EOU business major

Bill Shaw

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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 […]

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Brandy Bishop

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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.”

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Claire Shank EOU Business major

Claire Shank

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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 […]

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Dorthea Butler EOU anthropology sociology major

Dorothea Butler

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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.”

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Frank Smiaek EOU business major

Frank Smiaek

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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 […]

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Andrew Farris EOU Physical Activity Major

Andrew Farris

Posted on December 8, 2017

“Eastern Oregon University is more than an educational institution, it’s a family.”

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Joey Grosjacques EOU integrative studies major

Joey Grosjacques

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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 […]

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Laurie Fialka EOU business major

Laurie Fialka

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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 […]

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Liz Thompson EOU Communication major

Liz Thompson

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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 […]

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Michon Silapath EOU psychology major

Michon Silapath

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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 […]

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Deborah Bone EOU integrative Studies major

Deborah Bone

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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 […]

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Mikayla Baird EOU psychology major

Mikayla Baird

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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.”

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Rhianna Byrd EOU anthropology sociology major

Rhianna Byrd

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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 passion to pay it […]

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Han Toang EOU physical activity and health major

Tan Hoang

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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. […]

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Karen Miller EOU integrative studies major

Karen Miller

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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 […]

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Victor Saldana Meza

Posted on December 8, 2017

“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.”

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Thanh Nguyen EOU Business Major

Thanh Nguyen

Posted on December 7, 2017

“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.”

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John Herrington EOU Business Major

John Herrington

Posted on December 7, 2017

“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.”

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Johnny Fulfer EOU History Major

Johnny Fulfer

Posted on May 22, 2017

“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 […]

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McKenzie Garlock

Posted on December 1, 2016

“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!”

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Dana Kurtz

Dana Kurtz

Posted on October 4, 2016

“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 prepared me to support EOU and the community into the future!”

– Dana Kurtz, ’15
Master of Business Administration
La Gande, Ore.

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Philip Deenik

Posted on September 7, 2016

“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
Ph.D. Candidate, University of New Mexico
EOU class of 2012 (BS, Chemistry) and 2016 (BS, Biology)

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Casey Dreher

Posted on July 18, 2016

“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 highest level of consideration.”

Casey Dreher, Director
One Arizona Student Vote Coalition
Phoenix, AZ

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Scott Stanton

Posted on July 18, 2016

“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.”

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Donni Later

Posted on July 6, 2016

“Excellent professors who care about their students, classes that are challenging and engaging and great facilities – including individual studios for seniors – are just a few of the things that make Eastern’s program great. I have been prepared with the knowledge, tools and confidence to become a professional artist. Thank you, EOU art program!”

– Donni Later
Class of 2016, Art Major
Union, Ore.

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Devon Galiszewski

Posted on June 10, 2016

“The art department here at EOU is a valuable asset to our campus. From the small class sizes, and amazing studio facilities, students get the 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 art after my degree from Eastern.”

Devon Galiszewski
EOU Senior Art Major/Business Minor
Baker City, OR

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Sheyenne Johnson

Posted on June 9, 2016

Going through the Art Program at EOU challenged me and my abilities as an artist, becoming stronger and more well-rounded. The best part was the Senior Studios, working closely with other Art Seniors, and having the much needed space to create for the end goal of our Senior Exhibition.

Sheyenne Johnson
Art & Psychology Major
La Grande, Oregon

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Erica Hitzman

Posted on June 8, 2016

“The art department here at Eastern is probably 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.  Never have I had a faculty who care so much about my success both professionally and personally.  I have grown so close to my fellow artists and professors in my time at Eastern.  The art department has been a true family to me for the past three years and I will miss everyone so much.”

Erica Hitzman
EOU Senior Art Major
Pendleton, ORE

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Lacey Towers

Posted on June 7, 2016

“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 have had such a positive experience with my undergraduate program that I decided to continue my education with EOU’s MBA program this fall.”

– Lacey Towers
Business Administration Major with Marketing Concentration;
Communication Minor
Vale, Ore.

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Peter Byrne

Posted on June 7, 2016

“The flexibility of the online format is great as it allows me to work while taking courses. As a veteran, EOU’s team was able to guide me through the process of using my GI Bill benefits to the fullest. The knowledge gained from my EMSA courses directly applies to the field and is essential to understanding the leadership and administrative responsibilities in emergency medicine. ”

– Peter Byrne
Emergency Medical Service Administration Program
Incident Medical Specialist

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Rachel Bentz

Posted on May 26, 2016

“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
Theatre/Stage Management Major
Technical Stage Staff, Royal Caribbean Cruises
John Day, Ore.

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Shakira Bandolin

Posted on May 24, 2016

“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
EOU class of 2009 (Biochemistry Major)
2014 National Outstanding Medical Student Award Recipient

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Caite Debevec

Posted on May 24, 2016

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. Every time someone asks me about my undergraduate university, I am proud to say I was a Mountaineer!

– Caite Debevec
EOU class of 2015 (Music Major)
Sitka, Alaska

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Ashley Butler

Posted on May 19, 2016

“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 […]

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Cassie Wendt

Posted on April 20, 2016

“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 practicality of the content. I can use the knowledge I gained from these classes in my everyday life.”

– Cassie Wendt
Physical Activity & Health

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Dawn Lawrence

Posted on March 28, 2016

“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 to help me complete my journey!”

– Dawn Lawrence
Business Administration Major
Hemet, CA

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Chely Peterson Carpenter

Posted on March 28, 2016

“I was such a lost soul before meeting my advisor. I had minimal educational credits and tons of life experience to present, but I needed a path. As a mother and wife, being able to continue my job and maintaining that connection with the regional center was just what I needed. Whether it was a phone call or emailing back and forth with faculty, onsite courses, weekend learning or just lending an ear, EOU was the best fit for me.”

– Chely Peterson Carpenter
Physical Activity & Health Major
John Day, OR

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Bryton Parker Lochridge

Posted on March 28, 2016

“Before I was accepted to EOU, I was attending a different college and EOU is by far much more accommodating. As an online student, you will find yourself challenged, yet not over burdened with unnecessary work that doesn’t benefit you. EOU has proven to be a fantastic choice for my family and myself”

– Bryton Parker Lochridge
Business Administration Major
New Plymouth, Idaho

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Connie Hoskins

Posted on March 28, 2016

“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 Major

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Addie Beplate

Posted on January 20, 2016

“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 in student government have also allowed me to further explore my major outside of the classroom setting.”

– Addie Beplate
Philosophy, Politics & Economics Major
ASEOU Student Government President
Salt Lake City, Utah

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Deneil Hill

Posted on January 20, 2016

“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
EOU class of 2010 (History Major)
Doctoral candidate in History at Binghamton University (SUNY) N.Y. Boulder, Colo

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Stephen Clements, Ph.D.

Posted on January 20, 2016

“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

Posted on January 20, 2016

“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 Major
Waitsburg, Wash.

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