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Marion Bacon Dorothy Munson Martin Seedor f Lawrence Kraft

Richard Hoover Howard Uibel Jody Stewart-Strobelt Carlos Maldonado

Margaret Palmer Charles Herr William Kidd Jeff Donnerberg

Donald Wall Ruben Trejo Sara Goff William Stimson



upfront Dear Alumni and Friends, Eastern Washington University is completing one of the most remarkable years in the history of this proud institution. Of course, much has been made of Eastern’s big 2010 NCAA Division I Football National Championship. That is just one reason more people are talking about Eastern. While that has served as a great momentum builder for the university as a whole, there are other things that have made this year truly historic. Spring enrollment is once again strong, as EWU had 9,538 students on campus, an increase of 184 from last year’s big spring quarter. This continues Eastern’s record-setting enrollment trend over the past two years. And, I can share with you that our fall numbers could once again surpass last fall’s record enrollment. The interest in Eastern is so unprecedented, for the first time the university had to move up its freshman application deadline from August to mid-May. Historic state budget cuts also continue to impact the university, and have consumed much of my time over the past several months. EWU will once again have to work with less funding from the state, but I will not compromise on my promise to keep student success at the top of our priority list. I truly believe as more people shop around for a quality, affordable education during these difficult times, they are learning what you and I already know – Eastern is hard to beat! Our faculty members continue to do excellent work, which is why the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded five prestigious grants to our professors over the past year. New Provost Rex Fuller is not only ensuring our academic focus remains strong during these lean times, but he has joined me as the co-chair of a new strategic planning committee. This process will provide an exciting chance to take a fresh look at EWU’s future vision, values and direction, reaffirming what is important to the institution, while looking at new opportunities for transformation. Given the funding challenges we have experienced over the past three years and the likelihood they will continue for some time, it is important to look at shorter planning periods so we can take advantage of the most current external demands facing Eastern. I will share more details with you when we officially launch our strategic plan later this year. I want to remind alumni, faculty, staff and friends that we must not forget how much EWU has played a key role in each of our lives. Your commitment and support is critical to Eastern’s continued success. I hope you enjoy this issue of Eastern magazine. Have a great summer!

Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo President Eastern Washington University



THE MAGAZINE for Eastern Washington University Alumni and Friends


Editor – Kandi Carper ‘05

Graphic Design – Ryan Gaard ‘02 Copy Editor – Teresa Conway, Judy Crabb Contributing Writers – Kandi Carper ’05, Dave Cook, David Rey, Dave Meany, Brandon Hansen ‘08, Pat Spanjer ‘80 Photography – John Demke ’98, Pat Spanjer ’80, Eric Galey ’84, Ryan Gaard ’02, Larry Conboy Editorial Board – Doug Kelley ’83, Jack Lucas ’77, Pia Hallenberg ’98, Kory Kelly ’98, Gina Mauro ‘90 Vice President for University Advancement – Michael Westfall Director of Alumni Advancement – Lisa Poplawski ’94 and ‘01 EWU Alumni President – Kevin Linn ‘88 EWU Foundation Chair – Rob Neilson ‘81

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On the cover Some sent in names, others included stories, many responded to our request for favorite professors. See page 12 for some of the wonderful professors who positively influenced the lives of Eastern’s students over the decades.

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Eastern grad helps veterans transition from military life to the civilian job sector


Favorite Professor


Big Careers Start at Eastern


A Course for Success


Writers in the Community

Readers share memories of professors who impacted their lives Alumna plays leading role at Microsoft Golf legend’s right-hand man takes the game worldwide Graduate students share love of teaching the written word






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Up Front


Letters to the Editor


On the Road


EWU Beat


Class Notes


In Memoriam


The Back Page


Alumni Events Calendar

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Editor’s Note Resonates with Readers Thanks for your editorial in the winter edition of the Eastern magazine. You really got me thinking. I’ve lived in the Seattle area since 1977. I grew up in Wapato in eastern Washington, my dad and older sister both went to WSU and it was expected that I would go there. I wanted to continue to play a competitive sport and couldn’t at a Pac-8 school, so Eastern looked inviting. My parents were leery, but then endorsed my decision. I left Eastern at the end of my sophomore year and transferred to WSU, only to go just one semester and then return to Eastern for my senior year. It just felt better in Cheney. I stayed in Cheney for four years while working on my MBA and working for the city of Cheney as their finance director. I, too, cheer for Gonzaga and of course the Cougs. Over here, you are either a Huskie or a Coug, but never an Eagle (or Savage, when I was there). But over the last several years, as a result of the successful recruiting of western Washington athletes in basketball and football, the local press is giving considerably more attention to Eastern. I am truly proud to have come from Eastern. I watched the championship game on TV. It was truly memorable! I will always remember what VP Biden said during the first half, when he was being interviewed in the press box, “Boy we have a helluva team.” I guess he must have been talking about Eastern! We should all be proud of ourselves. We’re just as good as the next guy, and in this case, better. Jack Bunnell ’73, Kenmore, Wash. I’m writing in response to your interesting “Note from the Editor” in the winter issue. Particularly, the sentence, “For once we aren’t the school with the inferiority complex. We’re the best in the nation.” Having graduated from Eastern in ’62 with a BA, and a MA in ’65, I moved to Phoenix, with my wife to begin work in education. We both began graduate work at Arizona State University and took pride in the success of the athletic programs at ASU. When people would ask where I graduated from, I would say Eastern Washington State College and they would always ask, “What school is that?” or “Do they have sports there?” After graduating from ASU, I just told people I went to ASU, and they might remark about ASU at the Rose Bowl, or how they are always at the top in baseball rankings. So this year, I was thrilled about the national recognition, telling people that I graduated from EWU, and telling some that I actually played football for the 1961 Savages. Do you think they will honor the 1961 football team during Homecoming this year? We were probably the only team in the school’s history to end a season with “0” wins. Robet L. “Buzz” Stanley ’65, ’62, San Diego, Calif.

“Eastern Goes Hollywood” Clarification I wanted to take a moment to clarify a couple of points made about my husband Kris and I and our film Perfect 10 in the recent article Eastern Goes Hollywood in the winter issue of Eastern magazine. Yes, Perfect 10 is a story based partially on my life. But, it’s a story that interweaves reality with a little movie fiction – since my life isn’t exciting enough to keep people engaged for two hours! Kris and I wrote and crafted the story together and then directed the film together – we are credited as co-writers, co-directors and co-producers. And while it tackled difficult issues like body image, honesty and infidelity, it was done so using a fictional story injected with real conversations and real emotions. We are very proud to be Eastern alums and happy we made our first film minutes away from where we met and received our education. We will always be grateful for the impact EWU has had on our lives and our growing careers. Thank you for featuring Perfect 10 in your article and I hope people enjoy our film. Lindy Boustedt ’02, Seattle



On the Road with

Eastern Magazine

Kevin Peterson ‘99 and Marian Daugherty Peterson ‘98 in Chicago at Willis Tower Observation Deck on the 103rd Floor. Nothing was between them and the sidewalk but two inches of glass. Kevin currently teaches and coaches at Heritage High School in Vancouver, Wash. (He coached current EWU football players Steven Forgette and Ashton Clark). Marian works for Knowledge Universe US in Portland Ore. They live in Vancouver.

Greg Cossette ’70, took his copy of Eastern magazine with him on a recent trip to Rauma, Finland, where he worked as a Fulbright Teacher for the ’95-’96 school year. He lives in Post Falls, Idaho, where he just retired from 40 years teaching science and coaching wrestling and volleyball at Post Falls High School.

Aimee Carroll ’09, took Eastern magazine with her to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was there for the World Congress of Chiropractic Students meeting. Carroll, who has a degree in exercise science, is studying to become a chiropractor.

Maj. Gen. Scott G. West, ’76, (U.S. Army, retired), is pictured with Eastern magazine at Taji Depot, Iraq. West was commissioned through ROTC at Eastern and retired from the Army in 2010. His new job as a logistics management consultant took him back to Iraq in March 2011, where he made sure that everyone he met knew about our National Champion Eagles.

Where in the world will Eastern magazine next be spotted? Eastern alumni are invited to send photographs of themselves holding up the current issue. Please include some information about yourself with your submission. Due to space constraints, we may not be able to publish every submission, but the extras will be posted on the Eastern Magazine Facebook fan page. Send to or Eastern Magazine, 300 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004-2445.

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ewubeat Eastern Honored for Outstanding Work in Marketing & Communications The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII has recognized the university with four awards. Each year, CASE Communication Awards recognize institutional excellence in marketing and communications among the more than 130 member institutions in District VIII. The awards were announced at the CASE conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, in February. EWU’s awards were selected from a field of 500 entries from colleges and universities in Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon, Idaho and Western Canada. Awards received include: • • • •

GOLD – “We Need You” Scholarship Video (video and multimedia) SILVER – Eastern magazine SILVER – “1st Annual Fish & Chip Tournament” (special event publications) SILVER – EWU Website (overall website)

In April, the Spokane Regional MarCom Association (, recognized solo practitioners, agencies, businesses, top corporations, non-profits, associations and government agencies that successfully execute marketing and communications with its 16th annual SPARK Awards. Award winners must meet the highest standards of performance in the profession and are critiqued and judged by professional communications practitioners in various markets throughout the country. Only two awards are given in each category, Award of Excellence and of Merit. • • • • •

Excellence Award – Eastern magazine (print publications, magazines) Excellence Award – Out of the Ashes, the Bob Salle Story (feature writing-Winter 2010 issue) Excellence Award – EWU’s Website (external websites) Excellence Award – “We Need You Video” Scholarship Video (audio-visual) Merit Award – “1st Annual Fish & Chip Tournament” (external communication)

All of the work was produced in-house by staff in EWU’s Marketing & Communications Department and the Office of Information Technology.

EWU Students Create Masterpiece In celebration of Eastern’s 2010 national football championship, students enrolled in a senior capstone class in the College of Science, Health and Engineering constructed a regulation championship foosball table from scratch. The foosball table was auctioned for $5,000 with proceeds benefiting the College and the EWU Alumni Association. The table features “red turf” and hand-molded players sporting numbers representing the offensive and defensive starting lineup from the championship team. A light, installed under the red turf, allows for play in the dark. Photos from the national championship game line the field and there are individually signed photo cards from all the players and coaches on the outside of the table. The table also features a commemorative carved plaque with the national championship logo.



IncREDible Bus Nothing says “winner” like a Spokane Transit Authority bus dressed up in red in honor of the Eastern Eagles’ 2010 FCS National Championship Team. The bus can be seen making its way through various Spokane County bus routes.

Welcome to Eastern Visit the Cheney campus and you’ll be greeted by newly constructed gateway monuments at the campus’ five entry points. The “Gateway Signage and Way Finding” project has been in the works for years, and is funded through the capital improvements budget. The monuments incorporate some historic elements found in the Herculean Pillars at the Gates of Knowledge leading up to Showalter Hall, and reflect the university’s look toward the future with the use of solarpowered lighting and bold red elements. The gateway signage projects were designed by Jacobs Consulting, Inc., and constructed by The Sign Factory, Inc.

Poster Boys The 22nd annual Hoopfest poster was unveiled on April 4, and the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world took on a terrific theme – The Game is to 20. NFL Tennessee Titan All Pro and Eastern Washington Eagles alum Michael Roos (right) is joined by J.C. Sherritt (center) and Tyler Jolley (left) from the Eagles 2010 NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision National Championship team. In the National Championship game, the Eagles were trailing 19–0 before mounting a comeback to win the game 20–19. The targeted winning score in all Hoopfest games is 20. The poster was designed by Steve Kutsch, photographed by Don Hamilton Studio and produced by The Spokesman-Review. Watch the Making of the Poster here:

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ewubeat Going Pro Taiwan Jones knows a lot about the Oakland Raiders. Now, the Raiders will know more about his talents as the former EWU running back was selected by Oakland as the 28th pick in the fourth round of the National Football League Draft on April 30. As the 125th pick overall, Jones is Eastern’s second-highest draft choice ever. Jones was the fifth NCAA Football Championship Subdivision player taken in the 2011 draft, and the first from the Big Sky Conference. Jones rushed for 1,742 yards and 14 touchdowns in 12 games in 2010, and averaged 7.9 yards per carry in his 24-game career as a running back. The two-time All-American, was born in San Francisco, and graduated from Deer Valley High School in Antioch, Calif., less than 40 miles east of Oakland. EWU linebacker and Buck Buchanan Award winner J.C. Sherritt recently joined the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, making a total of 61 Eagles who have been drafted, or signed free agent contracts with NFL or CFL teams since 1989.

Hayford Named Men’s Basketball Coach After spending 10 seasons building nearby Whitworth University into a NCAA Division III powerhouse, Jim Hayford was selected as Eastern’s new men’s basketball coach on March 29. During his tenure at Whitworth, Hayford had a record of 217-57. He coached the Pirates to eight 20-win seasons, six appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament (including the last five seasons in a row), five Northwest Conference titles, three NCAA DIII Sweet 16 appearances (2008, 2010, 2011) and one Elite Eight appearance (2011). “Coach Hayford has had tremendous success on the court as his record attests,” said Bill Chaves, EWU athletic director. “He has also had tremendous success with the academics and leadership of student-athletes. We could not be more excited in bringing Jim and his family into the EWU family.” “It’s a dream come true to lead and coach a NCAA Division I program,” said Hayford. “I feel like I’m joining a winner when you look at what the Eastern Athletic Department has been able to accomplish, including the national championship in football. The future is great here in Cheney and I’m so proud to be an Eagle. We are looking forward to taking the Eastern basketball program to a new level of success.” Craig Ehlo, Craig Fortier and Shantay Legans have been hired as his assistant coaches. Hayford, 43, earned his master’s degree in education from Claremont Graduate School in 1991, and his bachelor’s degree in social science from Azusa Pacific in 1989. He and his wife Robin have a daughter Jayme (16) and son Joseph (13).



Taking the Mound Head football coach Beau Baldwin found out that pitching in a major league ballpark is as stressful as coaching in a national championship game. Coach Baldwin threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Seattle Mariners baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, April 9, at Safeco Field. “I never in a million years thought I would be doing this,” said Baldwin. “It’s exciting and it’s an honor. Obviously, things like this happen because of the success of our team.” Baldwin directed the Eagles to the 2010 NCAA Division I Football Championship, with a 20-19 come-from-behind victory over Delaware in the title game on Jan. 7, in Frisco, Texas. In a workout at Eastern prior to the game, Baldwin showed an impressive fastball, and although he was a quarterback, and a threeyear letter winner in baseball at Curtis High School in Tacoma, Wash., he still received plenty of advice on how to throw the ball over the plate from former Eastern pitcher Kerry Pease ’81. Pease is the associate director of the EWU sports and recreation center.

Tom Wihelmsen and Coach Beau Baldwin

Hargreaves Reading Room Named in Powers’ Honor Walter Powers’ most vivid memory of his time in the Hargreaves library was being able to prepare his psychology lectures without being disturbed. As a young assistant professor, the library provided him with access to an abundance of material that he would never have been able to access on his own. He remembers spreading out several books and journals on the big solid oak tables. Much has changed since 1954, when Walt began teaching at Eastern. JFK Library opened in 1967, and Hargreaves Hall was remodeled, lowering the second-floor reading room’s ceiling to make room for a third floor. In 2009, a remodeling and restoration project, which included reclaiming the reading room’s stately high ceiling and two-story windows, was complete. One thing hasn’t changed: Walt, who retired from EWU in 1993, and his wife Myrtle, a longtime teacher in Cheney, have continued to contribute to student success. Their meaningful gifts to EWU have varied in form, scope and purpose. They have supported several scholarships, they donated Norman Rockwell signed lithographs from their collection, and a charitable gift annuity benefits the Walter Powers Scholarship Endowment and the EWU Library Collection Endowment. The Powers’ passion for supporting EWU scholarships is directly tied to Walt’s experience as a professor. “It has been most gratifying over the years to spend time with the students who I have had the opportunity to help grow into mature professional school and mental health counselors,” he says. “Most important is to know that my contribution had a multiplier effect, as they have gone on to help hundreds of others.” Walt encourages his former students to give back to Eastern. “Your contribution can be measured in dollars,” he tells alumni, “but far more important is the everlasting impact your contribution will have on the future of EWU, its students, and ultimately, our society.” In acknowledgement of their generosity, the Hargreaves reading room, where Walt spent countless hours of his early years at Eastern, has been renamed “The Walter and Myrtle Powers Reading Room.”

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By David Rey

A project developed in hotel rooms across the country has created a tool that will help military veterans returning from deployments find a home in the civilian job market. Drew Peneton, (’08 BA finance) is an Army National Guard veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom II. He had the idea of developing a website to help veterans market the skills they acquired in their military service to the civilian job sector. While traveling around the country as a corporate field supervisor for Walgreens, he had the time he needed to flesh it out. “I started working on it while traveling on business for the corporate office,” Peneton said. “It’s what I did on those boring nights staying in hotel rooms.” When Peneton left the Army several years ago, he had a smooth transition back into civilian life and the workforce, but he saw that many of his veteran colleagues were struggling with making the switch. “When I left the Army, things seemed to come a little more naturally to me than they did for a lot of my colleagues,” Peneton said. “I saw their frustration and recognized that their time in the military caused somewhat of a disconnect for them with the civilian world.” That frustration and the lack of available transition resources leads many veterans to believe they can’t make it back in civilian life, Peneton explained. “A lot of them re-enlist because they thought that was really their only choice – not only did I see this with people I served with, but other people who served, as well.” Peneton created a website, cleverly named “Boots to Suits,” ( to provide veterans with an online resource that could help them realize they had plenty to offer the civilian labor market. He draws upon his experience and links in the corporate world to help veterans understand how to market themselves and their skills to potential employers. One of the biggest challenges deployed veterans face when they return home and try to enter the



Something Big:

From Soldier to Student University Center for Military Student Success

Drew Peneton with a local family in the Jisr Diyala neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, in 2004

civilian workforce is the huge difference in structure, Peneton said. Military life, especially in combat zones, is very compartmentalized and rigidly structured, and the stakes on the battlefield are much higher than those in the business office. “You get very used to having the same people with you and you come to rely upon them in a way that’s not easily replicated in the civilian world,” Peneton said. “In the battlefield it’s down and dirty, nitty-gritty, and you have to completely rely upon people and their skills and discipline – it’s difficult to find the intensity of those relationships back at home.” Because of this, Peneton heavily emphasizes the importance of recognizing that relationships are just as important in the civilian workforce, but they are just different from those experienced in the military. “One of my main messages is that through establishing rapport and relationships with people, you can provide value to people, or they can provide value to you,” Peneton said. When he first thought of a website that helps veterans transition into the civilian workforce, Peneton figured there were probably several out there already. What he found was that there were surprisingly few online resources for job-seeking veterans. “Since I’ve started Boots to Suits, I’ve had interactions with everyone from veterans who are getting out of the military soon, to mothers who have been frantic about what their disabled Marine son is going to do for

work when he returns,” Peneton said. “It’s been humbling to realize that it’s not just my peers who worry about this, but their families, as well.” Peneton said he was fortunate to have not only his EWU finance degree to help him in his post-military job search, but also the wealth of experiences he had as an active student at EWU, which helped him transition back to civilian life. Shortly after he started college, Peneton was called to active service in November 2003, interrupting his new college life. Fortunately, he made important relationships at EWU through the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, and he was able to keep links to his fraternity brothers throughout his 14 months of deployment. The pictures and videos he sent back to his fraternity kept them invested in his experiences and also cemented a respect that eventually led him to be elected chapter president when he was able to resume his studies at Eastern. After Peneton received his degree, the mixture of experiences he received in the Army and at Eastern provided him a strong jumping off point for his career. “EWU had a tremendous effect on my preparation to get back into the civilian world,” Peneton said. “I was able to use the skills that I already had and realized that I had something of value to add at Eastern and later when I found a job.” Peneton, originally from Grants Pass, Ore., is now a financial advisor at Edward Jones. He opened his own branch in Tempe, Ariz., in 2010. E

Eastern Washington University proposes the creation of a Center for Military Student Success. The center will be a national model for delivering exceptional support services to address the personal and academic needs of returning veterans on campus. The center would provide veterans with the resources they need to navigate the university system. Instead of feeling isolated, a military center would provide veterans with a venue to meet fellow service members. EWU expects to increase the number of student veterans utilizing GI benefits each year, and to see a student retention rate among veterans that exceeds the general student population. The program envisions developing faculty liaisons in each college to ensure effective communication and coordination with those EWU departments and staff members who regularly interact with military students. Initially, the center will conduct a needs assessment, with the goal of identifying online degree programs to meet the needs of place-bound, active-duty personnel and/ or their dependents. The center will be a leader in delivering a 36-month start-tofinish degree program to correspond with the period of post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits. (The campus already has a similar program for veterans in engineering.) Providing education to the wider community will also be within the scope of the center, and Eastern hopes to sponsor a university fellow position to organize discussions and symposia on such topics as best practices for supporting military service members, international security, military strategy and national defense. If you are interested in making a donation of any size to this worthy project, please contact Dave Millet (LTC, retired, U.S. Army) in the EWU Foundation, 509.359.2461, or

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F When students graduate from Eastern, they don’t just leave with a top-notch education, but with memories of philosophical discussions, caffeine-infused cram sessions, the big game, first loves – and professors who made a difference in their lives. Who was your favorite professor? We asked our readers that question, and these are some of their responses. By Kandi Carper

Charles Herr is by far the best professor at EWU. Dr. Herr takes real life clinical practice experience and brings it to the classroom. How many professors can say that they developed technology to figure out which sex a certain embryo is in the field, or helped develop processes to select different genetic types? Dr. Herr created an environment where you were asked not only to memorize current topics, but go out and discover the cutting edge of molecular, cellular and genetics.  He brings students together in collaborative ways with stronger students as group leaders to help the others.  Dr. Herr made biology fun and interesting and the kind of thing that you would tell your friends about while you were playing pool at Goofy’s.  David Jeter ’01, ’99 Charles Herr, PhD, associate professor of biology, has taught at Eastern since 1994.

Charles Herr, PhD



I attended Eastern Washington University from 1987-1991. During this time, the late Dr. David Terwische was my favorite professor. He was the director of the Radio/Television Department. Dr. Dave’s excitement for the craft was infectious.  He instilled confidence in his students.  He made me feel proud of myself.  He would take you inside the world of TV during his lectures – tell you stories – do imitations – he made you thirsty to learn

more. He taught us how to work “behind of scenes” and delivered it as though we were working on a magic trick. His office became our office. His love for television became our love for television. Because of Dave, you wanted to learn. You wanted to be better. You wanted to create something that wasn’t there before. Troy S. Hullin ‘91 David Terwische died June 2003. He taught and served as the chairman of the Department of Electronic Media, Theatre and Film for 19 years. (photo not available) I liked Frau (Jody) Stewart-Strobelt because of her personality.  She made German fun.  She mentioned her previous Germany class trips. I loved her German film class!  I never knew those kinds of movies/subjects existed until we watched them in her class. Before each German film class began, Frau Stewart-Strobelt talked to us about life. Suzie Speer ’03 Jody Stewart-Strobelt is a senior lecturer, teaching German in EWU’s Modern Languages and Literature Program.

Jody Stewart-Strobelt

While working as Race Director for Bloomsday, I returned to school. I wasn’t sure where to go and what programs/classes to consider. After a very short consultation with an advisor, I was referred to Dr. Howard Uibel, chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services. Within an hour, I had an undergraduate degree program laid out, a professor, a personal friend and mentor in Howard. Upon graduation, I was hired by WWP/Avista, but fully utilized the skills and knowledge gained in my program. Howard and I continued to stay in contact, and a decade later he invited me to be the representative for his department in a newly formed Advisory Committee for the College of Education and Human Development. That was the start of what is now 17 years of volunteering and supporting EWU through boards, committees and activities. I had a great experience at EWU and I still am – like being in Frisco, Texas for Eastern’s first national championship – but it all began with a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Uibel. Doug Kelley ’83 Howard Uibel, PhD, chair of the Department of Physical Education, Health & Recreation, passed away in 1999, after 22 years of service to the university. Howard Uibel, PhD

Martin Seedorf in the history department was my favorite professor. I took two classes from him and he was my advisor for my master’s degree. He has a great sense of humor and I enjoyed his teaching style. He was a great mentor and helped me with my graduate degree. I believe he is now retired, but I would like to include him with my favorite professors at EWU. Christian Perreiah ’01, ‘94 Martin Seedorf, PhD, has taught history at Eastern for 20 years. My favorite professor at Eastern was Dr. Allan Neils. The class I remember best is History of Economic Thought.  He taught economics in a unique way because he loved the personalities in economic history, and he loved to teach. I found myself just as fascinated by the people and their contributions to the field as he was.  He not only taught economics, but he taught a love of learning, and he educated us in a way that connected

Martin Seedorf, PhD

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our college time to our future careers. He taught that learning should be a lifelong pursuit, and writing was much more important to our futures than we could realize at that time. Jennifer Clifton ‘96 Allan E. Neils, Professor Emeritus of Economics, 1969-99 (photo not available) I am the president of the Children’s Studies Club at EWU for the academic year 2010-2011. Dorie Munson is my favorite professor. She is very understanding, willing to lend an ear, works with her students because she knows that “life can get in the way.” Her method of teaching is infectious – a student gets education and Comedy Central at the same time. We laugh with her in addition to laughing at ourselves and learn in the process. I’d take another class with her if given the chance. Dorothy “Dorie” Munson

Kelly Jo Kegerreis Professor Dorothy Munson teaches in the Children’s Studies Program. I had a lot of great professors, but the one who had the biggest impact on me was Professor William Kidd. I had him for European history class and I was impressed by how he weaved together elements of German, British and French history. As a non-traditional student, I was nervous about how well I’d do in the class after being out of the classroom for seven years. I’d visit him often during his office hours to make sure I understood the content of the week’s lectures. We soon moved on to a variety of other topics. When I said I thought I’d like to get a PhD and teach at a university, he said, “A life of the mind, eh? You can have that, you know.” I have never forgotten that. There were times when I wanted to quit, and those words gave me the motivation to soldier on. So if you’re reading this, Professor Kidd, I just want you to know that I did get my PhD and I am teaching at a university.

William R. Kidd, PhD

Kathleen Parry Mollick ’96, assistant professor, Tarleton State University Professor Emeritus William R. Kidd, PhD, died in April 2009. In addition to teaching, he served as the vice provost of Undergraduate Affairs before retiring after 36 years of service to the university. I attended EWSC from 1961-1967. I was in basic ROTC for the first two years, but due to my less than stellar academic progress, the dean of students recommended that I go see what else the world had to offer.  I was working in a sawmill in Spokane during winter quarter of 1964, when Capt. (Maynard) Nelson contacted me and suggested that I return to school spring quarter 1964 if I  had any intention of obtaining a college degree and an Army commission.  I returned to school and turned things around.  I graduated, went into the Army, and 26 years later, retired as a Lt. Col.  Without Capt. Nelson’s faith in me, him taking the extra step of caring about what happened to me, there is no telling what might have happened to me.  For sure, I would have ended up going to Vietnam as a grunt (actually went as an Army aviator later). 

Capt. Maynard Nelson (top, center)



Lt. Col. (retired) Jerry P. Mellick ’67 Capt. Nelson was a federal employee working in the ROTC department.

Jeff Donnerberg was one of my favorite teachers of my time. He is relational, funny and very intelligent. He was a bit of a counselor too. I remember him talking and meeting with many students, including myself, during difficult times in our lives.  I have returned to Eastern a few times and always make a point of stopping in to see Mr. Donnerberg. He defines what is so great about EWU – excellent teacher and an excellent person. Jeremy Wheatley ’03, ’99 Jeff Donnerberg is an associate professor, technology/manufacturing and construction, EWU’s Engineering Department. He’s taught at Eastern since fall 1990.

Jeff Donnerberg

I know you have the talent to be a great journalist, if you want to. If not, then you have the personality that you can, and will, succeed in whichever path you choose.

Jeremy Anderson was my professor, my advisor, my friend and also my son’s Boy Scout leader. Dr. Anderson had a deep regard for his students.  He loved to explore the world around him and share his findings with us.  Once, he came in with a backpack full of possibly edible plants and roots he’d foraged around the local area, letting us know that if we got lost in the wilderness, we wouldn’t have to starve. I’ll never forget the time my son, Michael and I were returning to Cheney from Spokane and saw a scruffy looking guy with a bicycle standing by the freeway entrance ramp, trying to hitch a ride.  I pushed down the door lock with my elbow and said, “I ain’t giving you a ride, buddy.”   That’s when my son exclaimed, “That’s Dr. Anderson!”  Sure enough, he’d pedaled to Spokane but wanted a ride back.  Lucky thing, my Chevy Nova had a hatchback. We lost him way too soon and I miss him still. Martha J. Campbell ’82 Jeremy Anderson, PhD, died accidently in 1987. He taught geography at Eastern from 1971-1987. (photo not available) My favorite professor was Bill Stimson. I’ll tell you the moment when I knew he really wanted me to succeed in life, as opposed to just pass a class. The journalism class had an assignment to write about something local. I decided to do a feature on the Spokane Raceway and how they hosted drag races on Friday nights. But being new to journalism, it was hard to get good quotes and I ended up just doing a lame article on the student elections. When Stimson returned the assignments after grading them, he said, “See me after class.” I met with him and explained my original idea and how I had found it difficult to get quotes from people. He said that he knew I had more potential and talent then the student elections article and gave me a number of tips on getting quotes and talking to sources. He told me to get him the article on Monday. He then finished with, “I know you have the talent to be a great journalist, if you want to. If not, then you have the personality that you can, and will, succeed in whichever path you choose.” I used his tips, wrote an awesome article and got an “A” on the assignment, but more than that, Stimson showed me that he didn’t just care about me passing a class, he truly cared about me succeeding in life. Casey Knopik ‘07 Bill Stimson ’69, has taught in the EWU Journalism Program since 1989.

William “Bill” Stimson, PhD

Editor’s note: Thank you to everyone who contributed to this article. If you have a story you’d like to share with us about your favorite professor send it to, mail to Eastern magazine, 300 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004-2445.

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I was heartbroken, but I knew that I’d work for Microsoft one day.



Big Careers Start at Eastern! By Kandi Carper

here’s a lot to consider when you’re in your twenties and you’re planning your future – which university to attend? Which major is right for you? Where will you find meaningful work after graduation? Apparently, Betsy Speare made the right choices. Choosing Eastern was easy for her. She comes from a long line of Eagles, including her mom, Charlotte Zyskowski ’80, brother John Speare ’95, and step-brother Andrew Zyskowski ‘98. Her step-dad, Professor Emeritus Martin Zyskowski, taught music percussion at Eastern from 1968-2006. Choosing a major was a bit more difficult. “I was considering English lit,” said Speare. “I loved it, but I didn’t feel like I would be able to make the kind of living I wanted with it.” Her career path has also proven to be the right choice. After 14 years at Microsoft, she’s risen through the ranks to her current position as Windows Server Principal Program Manager Lead. Speare’s road to success was greatly influenced by two special women in her life. Growing up in Spokane, she was often the only girl in her computer classes at Lewis and Clark High School, where she first learned to write computer programs. She didn’t let that slow her down. Her mother Charlotte, who passed away in August 2010, taught her that she could do anything she wanted in life – there weren’t any “rules.” If it didn’t work out, it’s OK to change paths. It’s the same advice Speare will give her 4-year-old daughter, Livvy. The other huge influence in Speare’s life was Beth Britt, PhD, her computer science professor. Britt was her role model and mentor, and she’s still a close friend today. “I didn’t have a huge math background, but I loved computer classes,” said Speare. “I worked really hard and got good grades.” Speare describes herself as a late bloomer, graduating in 1996, at age 26, with a BS in computer information systems. She moved to the west side, where at first, she was a “no hire” at Microsoft. “I was heartbroken, but I knew that I’d work for Microsoft one day,” Speare said. She started working for the corporation on a contract basis and about five months later, she was hired as an employee. Since then, she’s worked on at least three versions of Windows

Server. In April 2010, she was named as one of Microsoft’s “Women Worth Watching,” by ZDNet, a business technology news website. Microsoft officials say women comprise 25 percent of the company’s total workforce. “There’s no denying that the technology field is dominated by men,” said Speare. But she’s seen changes in the work culture over the years. Speare serves as the chair of the Women’s Leadership Council, a group started about seven years ago to give the more than 300 women in the Windows Server group a meaningful way to connect with each other. “The women who created the group found that women would stay in a job if they had personal relationships with each other,” said Speare. One of the council’s programs, supported by the executives, is the “One Degree” program, where women can participate in book clubs, yoga classes, professional learning, white water rafting – opportunities to get to know each other socially, doing things that interest them – on the company’s dime. “This is a place where women may not come in contact with each other throughout the work day,” Speare explained. “These women have formed tight bonds with each other and it allows them to vent and to find solutions to problems. Without these connections, many would have dispersed over the years. It’s not about competition – women need to figure out how to promote each other.” In today’s corporate world, 14 years in any career is unusual. Speare says that she’s found great career satisfaction in an environment that wasn’t necessarily set up for her to succeed. She currently has responsibility for significant pieces of Windows Server Management technologies including Group Policy and Windows Server Update Services. She said that she’s excited to be able to work on projects that make an important impact on how people communicate. For example, she was working on Exchange in 1997, when NASA’s astronauts were finally able to send private messages to their spouses, rather than having to communicate over public radios. Speare is also proud of Microsoft’s involvement with “microfinance,” where people in third world countries have an opportunity to improve their lives because of loans facilitated by the use of Windows Server. “Someone might need $30 to buy a sheep for their farm, or to plant a crop,” said Speare. “They are connected with people willing to put up the money to help them. Around 95-98 percent of the loans are repaid and people’s lives are forever changed. What could happen with a 100 million $30 loans? It’s great to be able to help people at such a fundamental level.” E

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ames DeWalt, president and CEO of Associated Industries (A.I.), knows what businesses need to be successful. Under DeWalt’s leadership, A.I. has grown from just under 400 member firms in Washington and Idaho to approximately 650. Located in Spokane, A.I. has been offering its member organizations services such as health benefit plans, human resources outsourcing, training, payroll assistance and legal services for 100 years. DeWalt, who graduated from Eastern in 1973 with a BA in government, also understands the contribution that well-educated employees make to an organization’s success. The Associated Industries Bright Promise Program was created in 2008, to ensure that Inland Northwest companies are able to continue to attract top talent. The scholarship program focuses on health sciences, business, technology and manufacturing technology. So far, 64 scholarships have been awarded to support Community College of Spokane students transferring to EWU. The award covers approximately half of a student’s annual tuition. A.I., in collaboration with United Healthcare and Wells Fargo Insurance Services, awarded 25 scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year. These recipients are pursuing course work in a number of areas, including applied technology, occupational therapy, visual communication design, accounting and agricultural business.



DeWalt took the opportunity to address the scholarship recipients at this year’s reception, “The A.I. Bright Promise Program is designed to provide an economic investment in our region and our most valuable resource – our people,” he said. “You should feel very proud to be a recipient of one of these scholarships. You were chosen out of hundreds of candidates because the selection committee believes in you and sees your potential.” Ariel Dykstra, an EWU senior majoring in business and marketing education, is one of this year’s scholarship recipients. After graduating, she plans to teach career and technical education at the secondary level. “This scholarship has really helped me put my financial fears aside when deciding whether I can afford to come to school this year,” said Dykstra. “I am very grateful that the selection committee chose me to receive this scholarship and has given me the opportunity to continue my education.” For information on how you can help support Bright Promise Scholars, please contact College Advancement Director Dave LejaMeyer,, 509.359.6901. For information about the A.I. Bright Promise Program scholarship, contact the EWU Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, 509.359.2314.

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By Brandon Hansen ‘08

For some, golf is a game or a hobby. It’s something they play with their buddies or watch on TV. For EWU alumnus Paul Stringer it’s his career, and in many ways, his life.


Chapelco Golf and Resort, San Martin de los Andes, South America


Paul Stringer and Jack Nicklaus

After playing golf for Eastern Washington in the late 1970s, Stringer (’79 BA physical education) has gone from golfer – to teacher – to golf professional – to working with one of the game’s legends, Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus, in addition to being arguably the most iconic name in the sport’s history and the owner of a record 18 professional major championships, is the founder of Nicklaus Design, the global leader in golf course design. As executive vice president, Stringer oversees the entire operation of a firm that has almost 360 courses open for play in 34 countries and 39 states, as well as projects currently under development in more than 30 countries.

I currently travel between 150-200 days a year, as the large majority of our business is international,” Stringer said. “My travels have taken me to every state in the United States, and approximately 70 countries worldwide. But before Stringer began to bounce around the world in Air Bear and live a good portion of his life at 37,000 feet, Stringer was just another student at EWU with a set of clubs. He had grown up in

Seattle, attended Sammamish High School, where he played golf and tennis, and worked for a country club during the summers, which helped him fine-tune his game. “I wanted to go to college away from home and to a drier climate than Seattle to play golf,” Stringer said. “I had lived two years in Spokane, growing up, and had good memories of living there. EWU was recognized for having a strong academic reputation, and I wanted to be a teacher/coach after graduation. I was in communication with Coach Don Kallem and after a recruiting trip, was offered a scholarship to play for the team.” Back then, EWU had a men’s golf program and competed at the NAIA level. In just his freshman year, the talented Stringer made the travel team. In the four years he attended Eastern, he earned numerous all-conference and all-district awards, topping things off by qualifying for the national tournament his senior year. “Playing golf and simply being a student at Eastern was a terrific experience,” Stringer said. “I met many lifetime friends while going to school there, and most important, I met my wife, Christie Bruley.” (’80 BA international affairs and BA Spanish) After he graduated in 1979, Stringer taught and coached golf in eastern Oregon for four years. Then, he and his wife moved to Phoenix, where he became a golf professional. It was there he started working for Troon Golf, an industry leader in the management of golf clubs and courses. “After a year with Troon Golf, they offered me a position to start up their Asia Pacific office in Sydney, Australia,” Stringer said. “We lived in Sydney and traveled extensively through Australia, New Zealand,

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Fiji, Korea, China, Thailand, and The best part of the also opened an office for them in Tokyo.” job, of course, is the When Stringer returned time he spends in home to work in business development for Troon Golf, North Palm Beach, the Golden Bear was waiting. “I was recruited by Jack Fla., working closely Nicklaus and Nicklaus Design to assist them with international with the Golden business development,” he said. “The executive vice president Bear. It has been an that I was working for at the time retired and I was then incredible journey asked to take over the design business, which has been working with Jack, a terrific opportunity and his family and our rewarding experience.” Nicklaus Design is not only talented design team. the preeminent golf course design company in the world, but is taking a lead role in the introduction and development of golf worldwide. In recent years, Nicklaus was named Global Ambassador for the campaign to get golf reinstated in the Olympic Games after more than a century of being off the program. The Golden Bear’s efforts were rewarded when, in October 2009, the International Olympic Committee announced that golf would be a part of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since then, Nicklaus Design has received interest from every corner of the world, as governments in emerging markets have begun to recognize and support the development of golf. This, in turn, has positioned Nicklaus Design as a voice of experience and guidance in the proper development of the game. And it’s made Stringer a globetrotting road warrior. “The toughest part of the job is working through various time zones with lack of sleep, and demanding travel schedules where I may be in several countries in a period of only a few days,” he said. “My typical day may include speaking engagements on topics such as how to do business on a global scale, presentations to clients, site visits, planning business strategies for new markets such as India, contract negotiations and entertaining clients.” Despite the hectic schedule, there’s not much Stringer can complain about. After all, he does get to rub elbows with the game’s finest. “I have had the opportunity to see, and to get to know, many of golf’s greatest legends, including Gary Player,



Jack Nicklaus and Paul Stringer

Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Annika Sorenstam, Tom Watson and others,” he said. The best part of the job, of course, is the time he spends in North Palm Beach, Fla., working closely with the Golden Bear. “It has been an incredible journey working with Jack, his family and our talented design team,” Stringer said. ”Additionally, it’s very interesting to meet clients with varied backgrounds and immerse in the business and cultural aspects of the world. It is gratifying to negotiate and sign a contract for the company and to add value for a client’s property. We have done many positive things for communities and restored some environmentally challenged sites by creating wonderful golf courses and creating jobs for people in communities that were otherwise depressed.” One example of that is a golf course they designed in Benton Harbor, Mich., in one of the most economically depressed parts of the country. The course, called The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, recently was named by GOLF Magazine as one of the top three

Tseleevo Golf Polo Club, Moscow, Russia

“Best New Courses You Can Play.” Even before the course opened for play, the PGA of America announced that Harbor Shores would be the host to the Senior PGA Championship. The golf club has become the centerpiece of a major community revitalization project that is bringing new jobs and a new positive spotlight to Benton Harbor. A few weeks after Harbor Shores opened to national acclaim – celebrated with an exhibition between Nicklaus, Palmer, Watson and Johnny Miller – 6,500 miles away, the first-ever full-field PGA Tour event in Asia was played near Seoul, South Korea, at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea. This course was built totally on reclaimed land and has become the centerpiece to a burgeoning city that is positioning itself as the business hub of Northeast Asia. About 20 PGA Tour, LPGA and Champions Tour events are hosted every year at golf courses developed by Nicklaus Design. But, hundreds of communities have been positively impacted by the work of Nicklaus and Stringer.

While Stringer hasn’t had the opportunity to make it back to the EWU campus, he has been in Spokane several times on business. He does welcome the opportunity and traces his success back to the school. “I would like to see EWU golf return for the men’s team,” Stringer said. “It formed a basis and background that ultimately led to my decision to have a long-lasting and rewarding career in golf. I wish for other young men to have that same opportunity to learn the game and compete at a higher level. Golf is unlike any game, in that it develops lifelong skills such as honesty, commitment, respect and values.” So, while Eastern might be famous for its red turf, one of its former students is making an impact all over the world helping develop lush, green turf for a new generation of golfers. E Paul can be reached at and welcomes readers to visit their website at

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By David Rey

Prison writing has produced four books of the Bible, several influential autobiographies and letters that changed the course of history. The experience of being a prisoner influenced the future works of several award-winning writers, and numerous poets and musicians. It is to the cold world of concrete, steel and razor wire, that master’s students from Eastern’s creative writing program bring their love of teaching the written word. For the past decade, Eastern graduate students like Paul Merchant and Luke Hammons (’09 MFA creative writing) have journeyed to the Airway Heights (Wash.) Correctional Center to teach writing courses to the prisoners housed in the medium-security facility, as participants in EWU’s Writers in the Community program. Merchant said that it’s an eye-opening experience the first time you enter the prison gates – like entering a



foreign communist country. “It’s like you’re no longer in Airway Heights,” Merchant explained. “It’s very weird as an outsider there.” Hammons, who spent two years teaching at the prison before receiving his master’s degree, said there is an unmistakable mood lingering there. “Even just going in there, you get a feeling of what it’s like to be a second-class citizen,” he explained.

The first feeling I had was that there was an ‘us vs. them’ mentality there, between the prisoners and the guards and staff. All of that breaks down though, as you are there more often, and you start realizing that the prisoners are just your students and they are just human beings. All the stereotypes I had in my mind just fell away.

The facility’s rules can make teaching a class a bit of a challenge, as well. The prisoners are not allowed to make copies of their writing and sometimes their journals are confiscated or stolen, making it hard for them to do any long-form writing. But both Merchant and Hammons agreed that once everybody settled into their desks and they got in front of the class, the strange environment they found themselves in melted away. “Once you get in there and get started, things start going smoothly,” Hammons said. “My class was totally uncontrolled by the prison – it was big for me to not have guards in there, when the prisoners came into my class, I wanted it to be like a class, not like prison. “You end up being there for yourself and for the prisoners,” he added. “I always appreciated the fact that coming to my class was their own choice.” Merchant, who also works for EWU as a Web consultant, is close to receiving his MFA in creative writing. He’s taught three classes at Airway Heights and says the experience is one of the best he’s ever had. “The first feeling I had was that there was an ‘us vs. them’ mentality there, between the prisoners and the guards and staff,” Merchant said. “All of that breaks down though, as you are there more often, and you start realizing that the prisoners are just your students and they are just human beings,” Merchant explained. “All the stereotypes I had in my mind just fell away.” Both Merchant and Hammons said the appreciation their students had towards the opportunity to learn about writing was one of the high points for them in their prison teaching experiences. Merchant even received a personalized certificate of appreciation from his students – signed by the students and adorned with a skull. “You are so appreciated for the teaching you do,” Merchant said. “Some of the offenders would say that their time in class was the best two hours of their week, and it was an opportunity for them to interact positively with the other guys they are there with. “There are connections and a trust in the classroom that they didn’t have anywhere else in their prison life,” he said. “By the end, I’d have a dozen highly-motivated students, which I think any teacher would find ideal,” Hammons said. “The guys who stuck with it really appreciated it.” “For me, they were just my students,” he added. “I wasn’t going in there thinking that there was anything wrong with them – I wasn’t there to cure or reform anyone.” The faculty director of the Writers in the Community program, Rachel Toor, has accompanied her students to the classes they teach at Airway Heights and has done some teaching there, herself. As a faculty member, she spends plenty of time teaching writing, but teaching prisoners was a unique experience, she said.

“Their range of education and capabilities is enormous, which makes it so sometimes they surprise you with the quality of their writing,” Toor said. “And, I got this sense of community service when I was doing it – they made me feel like I was giving them a gift, because they understand that education is a privilege and not a right.” Toor recounted an especially poignant moment, “This old guy said to me, ‘I don’t care about making poems or stories, I just want to be able to write better letters to my family.’” The classes are structured so the prisoners would have the opportunity to share their work with their classmates. In an institutionalized culture, sharing isn’t always looked at as cool, but Hammons said he didn’t see any aversions to it in his classes. “The sharing – more than anything – brought the class together,” he said. “That was the most inspirational thing for me, that the guys would be creative in that situation.” The creativity itself was also interesting, as the prisoners unexpectedly wrote very little about their experiences of incarceration, but rather preferred to write about topics beyond

the prison walls. “I’m glad they stayed away from that – I wasn’t looking to get a confession – so I didn’t ask people how they got in and I didn’t ask them to write about it,” Hammons said. “Writing about life in prison, I think they were like, ‘I hate this, why would anybody want to read about this?’” “Some of the work they did was truly good creative writing, even though they didn’t have a lot of formal experience with it,” Merchant said. “For a lot of them, it’s probably one of the only personal emotional outlets they have.” Eastern’s Writers in the Community Program reaches not just prisoners, but groups ranging from kindergartners to senior citizens. “It’s one of the reasons I’m here,” said creative writing grad student Amanda Mead, who chose Eastern over other excellent programs because of the teaching opportunities offered by the program. She teaches at-risk youth in Spokane’s TINCAN program. Most other graduate programs have very few teaching slots – not a good thing in a field where teaching is a common career choice for graduates. Not only do the graduate students do the teaching, but they also run the program, with a student director being appointed every year. A faculty member oversees the operation, but the students have a great amount of freedom to run the program as they see fit. Student director, Jennifer Miller McIntyre, said it’s a big job, but the rewards make it worth it. McIntyre, a poet, taught poetry basics to high school students last year. She said it was satisfying to see them grasp concepts and create their own works. Toor echoed that sentiment. “There’s a surprising number of people out there who want to write,” she said. “It’s part of the program’s mission to spread the gospel of creative writing.” E

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classnotes Alumni Photo Album Alumni and friends of Eastern got together for some spirited fun at events held this spring. The 30th Annual Orland Killin Weekend took place April 29-30, with the Coaches’ Golf Tournament on Friday and the dinner, dance and auction on Saturday. Fans were also entertained with women’s volleyball and soccer scrimmages and the annual Red and White spring football game, complete with impromptu tailgating. The Annual Alumni Association Wine Tasting took place for the first-time ever at The Inferno at Roos Field. More than 150 people registered for “Reds on Red (and whites too!), held May 14. Head Coach Beau Baldwin visited Tacoma, Bellevue and Lynnwood, Wash., May 11-12. Alumni and friends gathered to hear details about the 2010 NCAA Division I National Football Championship season.

Killin Dinner, April 30, 2011

Tailgating Red and White Game, April 30, 2011; Killin Golf Tournament, April 29, 2011

Reds on Red Wine Tasting, on The Inferno at Roos Field, May 14, 2011

“Road to the Championship” visit with Coach Beau Baldwin, Bellevue, Wash.

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’11 Rebekah Cummings, BS community health, married ’10 Nate L. Szymanowski, BA communications studies, April 15, 2011, in Spokane.

’09 Kelly J. Leyde, BA recreation management, and ’09 Yoshimi Fukumoto, BA accounting, moved to Hawaii and were married in 2010. Kelly works for Hawaii Landscaping Corporation and Yoshimi works for Shea & Co., a CPA firm.

’11 Brian Nutely, BA business, married ’09 Cassie Schreiber, BA education, April 16, 2011. They met at EWU during their freshman year in 2006. ’10 Laura Dawn Heath, BA history, married Erik James Brucker, July 3, 2010. She works at Northwest Mutual Financial Networks in Spokane. ’10 Adam C. Jones, BA finance, has been hired as a staff accountant at Dingus, Zarecor and Associates in Spokane Valley. Previously, he worked as a program specialist for the EWU Office of Grants and Research Development. ’10 Laura C. Schlect, BA marketing, married ’08 Cole Boboth, BS biology, July 10, 2010, in Forest Grove, Ore., where he now attends Pacific University School of Optometry and she works as an admissions counselor.

‘09 James Mannenback, DPT, has joined Medford Sports Injury & Therapy Center in Medford, Ore. He was previously with the biomechanics laboratory at EWU. ’08 Maria Bergman, BA exercise science, married Christopher Chaney Jr., Dec. 30, 2010, in Newport, Wash. The couple resides in Montana. ’08 and ’05 Grant Bishop, MS and BS computer science, has been hired as a front end developer for 14Four in Spokane. He previously worked as a software engineer and 3-D artist for DigiDeal. ’08 Mark Carothers, BS computer science, married ’08 Jillian Southard, BA visual communication design, July 31, 2010, in Camas, Wash. She is a personal assistant for a CEO in Wentzville, Mo., and he is a computer scientist for Boeing in St. Louis. They live in University City, Mo.

Eastern 24/7 Launched In February, EWU introduced Eastern 24/7, the information site that provides all the latest news, updates, announcements and events impacting the Eastern community. Eastern 24/7 replaces the Good Morning Eastern (GME) weekly e-newsletter. With Eastern 24/7 news is better organized and easier to access. The site is interactive with an option for readers to comment. The most current feature stories are presented in a revolving marquee. The new format includes a robust search system that allows access to archived information, something that was missing in the old GME system. Also included in Eastern 24/7 are news feeds from the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Education, as well as a link to the latest news from Eastern’s Athletic Department. Check it out at



’08 Joel R. Enevold, BS electrical engineering, has earned his California professional engineer (PE) license. He joined Spokane-based MW Consulting Engineers in 2003. Some of his projects include the Spokane Community College Technical Education Building, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex and Central Washington University Industrial Engineering Technology Building. ’08 Alyson L. Suchland, DPT, married James A. Kilgus, Oct. 9, 2010, in Puyallup, Wash. She is employed at Apple Physical Therapy in Graham, Wash. The couple lives in Puyallup. ’07 Jacqueline Bond, BS communications studies, married Taylor Knipp, July 17, 2010, in Richland, Wash. She works for the Columbia Basin Racquet Club. They live in Kennewick, Wash. ’07 Rex Caldwell, BA interdisciplinary studies, was appointed as police chief for Mukilteo, Wash., in January 2011. He was previously the commander of the Washington State Law Enforcement Academy and a police captain in the Kirkland Police Department for the past 20 years.

Save the Date! Homecoming Weekend Oct. 15-16, 2011. More details to come.

’06 Laura Briggs Antanaitis, BA education, married ’06 Tyler Eidson, BA recreation management, July 24, 2010, in Sumner, Wash. She is an elementary teacher in the Franklin Pierce School District in Tacoma, Wash., and he is employed with the city of Puyallup, Wash., where they live. ’06 Destiny Huber, BS applied developmental psychology, married ’05 Adam Hornstein, BA education, in August 2009. She earned her master’s degree in criminal justice from Washington State University in 2008, and her teaching certification from Walden University in 2009. The couple moved to Alaska in December 2009, where both are teachers. ’06 Jamie Nash-Sedda, BS social work, is the director of social services at The Inn in Portland, Ore. She earned her MSW from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in 2008, and resides in Beaverton, Ore. ’06 Sherwin D. Newton, BA graphic communication, started a new position as systems administrator at Blinkx in Bellevue, Wash.

’06 Anne Coomes Paulus, BA government, received a master’s degree in government with a law and public policy certification from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., where she resides. ’06 Logan J. Peabody, BA business, married ’04 Lisa Skaer, BA education. They live in Spokane. ’06 Brandon M. West, BA finance, opened his own law office in Spokane, in January 2011, specializing in criminal defense. ’05 Lori Gagnon, BA children’s studies, married Patrick Johnson, May 21, 2011, in Seattle. ’05 Meagan R. Padgett, BA history, and her husband Josh, welcomed their son Luke, born Aug. 4, 2010. They live in Astoria, Ore. ’04 and ’01 Amanda Allen, MSW, BA education, married ’04 and ’02 Wesley Sylvester, MSW, BA recreation therapy, Jan. 1, 2011, in Pasco, Wash. Amanda is director of a children’s grief program in Kennewick, Wash. Wesley works for the Richland, Wash. Veterans’ Clinic as a homeless veteran’s outreach social worker. They reside in Kennewick with their two boys, Dakota (13) and Aiden (4).

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’04 Rebecca Hand, BA recreation management, married John Margeson, Feb. 4, 2011, in Big Bear, Calif. She works at Air Care International and is also an EMT and ski instructor at Big Bear. ’04 Jeffrey Hanson, BA management, an Army National Guard Spec., has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Stanley and Jonne Hanson of Arlington, Wash.

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classnotes ’04 Jason P. Kappus, BA theatre, made his debut on Broadway in February 2011, as a member of the cast of American Idiot. He performed in the ensemble and was an understudy for the leading role of Tunny. He lives in New York. ’04 Jesse Weber, BA business, married Lisa Rudell, Aug. 14, 2010, at Crystal Mountain (Wash.) Resort. He works in marketing for Concur Technologies in Redmond, Wash. The couple lives in Seattle. ’03 Allison (Stanton) Daun, BA education, and husband ’02 Chad Daun, BA geography, welcomed their son Jasper Madden Thomas on May 21, 2010. ’03 Melonie DeLozier, BS nursing, married Tony Nemecek, June 24, 2010, in Hawaii. She is employed with the University of Washington Medical Center. They live in Shoreline, Wash.

’03 and ’98 Ronda Eucker, MSW and BA psychology, married Roger Beaudry, Sept. 17, 2010, in Yakima, Wash. She is a mental health professional. The couple lives in Odenton, Md.

Shock (arena football) and was director of sponsorship for the Spokane Indians Baseball Club. He lives in Auburn Hills, Mich.

’02 Jordan E. (Plughoff ) Sackman, BS communications studies, has completed her master’s degree in school counseling from the University of West Alabama.

’97 Jason Burke, BA journalism, married Nicole Heim, Dec. 10, 2010, in Puerto Merelos, Mexico.

’00 Eric Hisaw, MA education, has been named the new head football coach at Walla Walla High School. He has taught physical education at the high school since 1997. ’00 Jared Rose, BA management, has been named the director for corporate marketing for Palace Sports & Entertainment. He’ll be responsible for sponsorship sales and account management of corporate partnerships for The Palace, Detroit Pistons, DTE Energy Music Theatre and Meadow Brook Music Festival. Previously, he served as vice president of marketing and sponsorship for the Spokane

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’96 Bridgette Bossio, BA business, has been hired as the volunteer/outreach coordinator for SpokAnimal CARE. She previously served as volunteer coordinator for Meals on Wheels in Spokane. ’96 Aaron Carruth, BA recreation management, has joined Associated Agency Group. He has 13 years in the insurance industry. ’95 Kelleye M. Haberern Heydon, BA recreation management, has been hired as the spa director for the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort.

Reunion! Mark Your Calendars Golden grads, the Class of 1961 and ROTC alumni prior to 1970 will be celebrated with an on-campus for a reunion, Sept. 23-24, 2011. Reunite with old friends and classmates at dinner and an awards ceremony Friday evening. On Saturday, some of the activities will include a library reception, lunch and an opportunity to cheer on your Eastern Eagles football team at The Inferno at Roos Field later in the day. Stay tuned; time, locations and additional details for all activities to come.



ROTC Alumni, left to right: Vik Maykowskyj (66’ CPT-R), Stan Johnson (59’ COL-R), Vickie Shields (Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences & Social Work), Tom Quigley (68’ COL-R), Marilyn Sam Lietz (78’ LTC-R), Jim Van Nostrand (81’ CPT-R), Penny West and Scott West (76’ MG-R). This photo was taken March 30, 2011, at National Harbor on the Potomac River, south of Washington D.C.

Another Star Added to the Ranks ’95 Bryce Kerr, BA applied psychology, is the owner of the Italian Kitchen, voted Spokane’s best Italian restaurant numerous times and on the “best of the best” list, a publication that recognizes the top 15 Italian restaurants in the country. He and his wife Lyndsay live in Spokane with their children, Connor, Cayden and Caylee.

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’95 Andrea Zaman, BA business, has been promoted to chief financial officer of Pearson Packaging Systems in Spokane. She has been with the company since 2005.

’76 and ‘75 Edward Snyder, MA and BA geology, a geology professor at Shepherd University, has received the “Professor of the Year” award from the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia. Snyder, a member of the faculty since 1986, lives in Shepherdstown, W. Va.

’94 Alison E. Bell, BA business, has been hired by Wells Fargo Bank as a credit analyst in their Spokane Regional Commercial Banking Office. She has been in banking for more than 30 years . ’93 Kevin B. Dull, BA government, has been appointed by the mayor of Portland, Ore., to the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Directors, Region 2. The WIB is a public/private partnership representing the city of Portland, Multnomah and Washington counties. ’93 Tammy L. Sundquist, BA liberal studies, graduated from George Mason University with a master’s degree in zoo and aquarium leadership. She lives in Mesa, Ariz. ’91 Tim Christoffersen, BA business, has been hired by Cherry Creek Mortgage in Spokane. He has 19 years of mortgage lending experience. ’91 Mitchell A. May, BA business, recently started “May’s Music,” a karaoke, DJ service business. He lives in West Richland, Wash., and says he’s a grateful dad of four who “loves his work.”  ’90 Angela K. (Hanson) Wilson, PhD, BS chemistry, a professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling at the University of North Texas, was selected as a 2010 Fellow of the American Chemical Society. In September 2010, she was awarded the QSCP Promising Scientist Prize of CMOA in Cambridge, England, and was recently named to the editorial boards of the Journal of Physical Chemistry, the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry and Computational and Theoretical Chemistry.

’87 Lori (Liff) Dekydtspotter is the assistant librarian/rare books and special collections cataloger at the Lilly Library, Indiana University. She also teaches for the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University.

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’73 Ronald G. Glowen, BA visual arts, was the featured artist at the North Idaho College Boswell Corner Gallery. He was presented with distinguished alumni awards by the School of Fine Arts and the College of Arts and Humanities in 1996. He lives in Arlington, Wash., and is currently employed at the Boeing Company, as a communications specialist for the Boeing Information Technology organization.

’60 s ’67 David W. Eckles, BA management, has retired. He lives in Sammamish, Wash. ’61 Paul F. Hooper, BA government, has retired. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

’50 s ’50 Beverly L. (Sabin) Combs, remembers her freshman roommate in Senior Hall, Eunice (Simons) Dick. They are still best friends. Eunice was her maid of honor when she married Clyde Combs. The couple is now in their 64th year together.

’40 s ’49 Clyde F. Combs, BA education, retired after a combination of 32 years with the American Red Cross, Spokane City Parks and Spokane Public Schools (as a teacher of aquatics at Shadle Park High School). He fondly remembers his time at Eastern, especially as ASB president in ’48-’49 and the trips to other state conferences.

Recently promoted Brig. Gen. Gary Volesky has joined five other Eastern alumni to earn the rank of general. He joins Eastern ROTC graduates Maj. Gen. Scott West (retired) ’76, Brig. Gen. Neal Sealock (retired) ’74, Brig. Gen. Fred Wong (retired) ’63, ’74, Maj. Gen. Kenneth Privratsky (retired) ’69 and Maj. Gen. Roger K. Bean (retired, deceased) ’62. On March 28, 2011, Volesky, an ’83 military science graduate and Spokane native, took his oath of office from General Peter Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, in a ceremony on Cooper Field, Fort Hood, Texas. “The reason I stand here today is not because of anything I personally have done,” Volesky said in remarks at the promotion ceremony. “I stand here today ready to lead, and what a better history lesson than the thousands of men and women who have once stood where we stand, preparing for what we are preparing to do in Afghanistan.” Brig. Gen. Volesky is currently assigned as the Deputy Commanding General-Maneuver of the lst Calvary Division. Prior to that, he deployed the brigade and conducted combined full-spectrum operations with Iraqi Security Forces in Mosul and other areas within the Ninewa Province of Iraq, from December 2008 to December 2009.

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To be included in “In Memoriam,” we require a newspaper obituary or a letter of notification from the immediate family. We extend our sympathy to the families of the following alumni and faculty.

inmemoriam ’00 s Tara Lynn (Yeck) Salisbury ’02, age 35, died Jan. 16, 2011, Spokane Shannonlyn Marie Owings ’01, age 34, died March 5, 2011, Spokane

’90 s Ira Seth Zimmerman ’92, age 78, died Feb. 21, 2011, Spokane Sharon Hinze ’91, age 68, died Jan. 12, 2011, Spokane

’80 s John W. Lee ’89, age 73, died March 13, 2011, Spokane Michael A. Spina ’88, age 47, died Dec. 19, 2010, Wantage, N.J. Duane G. Nelson ’87, age 59, died Feb. 28, 2011, Spokane Joyce M. Paris ’86, age 78, died Jan. 15, 2011, Spokane Lisa K. Pope ’86, age 48, died Feb. 1, 2011, Fayetteville, N.C. Bobbie J. “Andy” Anderson ’85, age 76, died Dec. 27, 2010, Spokane Jonathan Scott Thoelke ’84, age 49, died Jan. 14, 2011, Tukwila, Wash.

Ronald Terry Valnes ’84, age 61, died March 26, 2011, Prosser, Wash.

Richard D. Plummer ’76, age 86, died April 14, 2011, Kennewick, Wash.

Paul J. LaFrance ’81, age 74, died Feb. 25, 2011, Spokane

Robert G. Simpson ’73, age 61, died Jan. 25, 2011, Omak, Wash.

Timothy C. Ralston ’80, age 62, died Dec. 5, 2010, Bismarck, N.D.

Mary Elizabeth Banks ’71, age 79, died March 25, 2011, Spokane

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Kathleen T. Meyers-Mantello ’71, age 73, died Dec. 1, 2010, Belize, Central America

Dennis A. Jewell ’79, age 73, died Jan. 7, 2011, Spokane Linda Ann Ryan ’79, age 64, died Feb. 11, 2011, Odessa, Wash.

Virginia J. “Ginny” Scarpelli ’70, age 62, died Dec. 20, 2010, Spokane

’60 s

Lisa Marie Tahkeal ’79, age 55, died Jan. 15, 2011, Wapato, Wash.

Marilyn Ann Bown ’69, age 63, died Feb. 20, 2011, Buckley, Wash.

Robert L. Woerner ’79, age 85, died Dec. 20, 2010, Doylestown, Pa.

Ada Deline “Dee” Hepworth ’69, age 85, died Dec. 15, 2010, Bainbridge, Wash.

Deborah Lynn Hartle ’78, age 55, died Jan. 14, 2011, Brier, Wash.

George W. Palmer ’68, age 78, died March 9, 2011, Eatonville, Wash.

Richard S. Huber ’78, age 80, died March 27, 2011, Cheney

Mildred M. Alloway ’67, age 74, died Feb. 23, 2011, Spokane

Arthur E. Smith ’77, ’72, age 66, died Dec. 8, 2010, Amboy, Wash.

Paul Ray Cooper, Jr. ’67, age 75, died Feb. 13, 2011, Gig Harbor, Wash.

Arnold V. Carruthers Jr. ’76, age 81, died March 7, 2011, Spokane

Sherry Huck ’67, age 65, died Jan. 29, 2011, Spokane

Susan Parisot, DPT (1958-2011) Susan Parisot passed away March 10, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. She worked in Eastern’s doctorate of physical therapy program as a lecturer and assistant director of clinical education. She was a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Physical Therapy Association of Washington. Parisot received her BS in physical therapy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, along with a BS in psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park, both in 1987. She received her doctorate degree in physical therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Sciences in 2007. Her career consisted of St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital; director of PT Services at Deaconess Rehab Institute; program manager Geriatric Services at St. Luke’s Rehab Institute and director of rehab at St. Joseph’s Care Center, all in Spokane. Parisot spent several years as a traveling therapist having the opportunity to work in various locations including Alaska and Hawaii. She returned to Spokane and worked for Family Home Care, before coming to Eastern in 2007. Donations may be made in Parisot’s name to the EWU Foundation, Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund, 102 Hargreaves Hall, Cheney, WA 99004. Contact Asha Jayasinghe,, 509.359.6833, for more information.



Scholarship Fund Honors Novak A $25,000 endowment has been created in honor of Terry Novak, one of the university’s most respected professors, who passed away in 2009. The endowment will provide an annual scholarship to an Eastern student who is pursuing a master of public administration degree and a career in the public service sector. During his career, Novak served as the city manager of Hopkins, Minn., Columbia, Mo., and Spokane. In 1991, he left local government to pursue opportunities in higher education. He served as interim dean of EWU’s College of Business and Public Administration and vice president of Business and Finance for the university. In addition to his role as a professor in public administration at Eastern, Novak served as the program’s chair for a time. During his life, Novak championed the role of mentor. He knew how powerful that role could be in a person’s life. He was inspired by students who overcame great challenges and provided great leadership and expertise to the greater Spokane community and beyond. Donations to the endowment, may be made to EWU Foundation, attn: Terry Novak Endowment, 102 Hargreaves Hall, Cheney, Wash. 99004, or contact Dave Millet,, 509.359.2461, for more information.

Arlie “Jean” Payne ’67, age 90, died March 14, 2011, Spokane

Gordon L. Farley ’59, age 76, died April 13, 2011, Spokane

Robert K. Schumacher, Jr. ’67, age 66, died Feb. 28, 2011, Liberty Lake, Wash.

George “Sonny” Thrush ’59, age 74, died March 5, 2011, Spokane

Robert L. Enright ’66, age 73, died April 8, 2011, Medical Lake, Wash.

Roy L. Burns ’58, age 77, died March 26, 2011, Spokane

Charles L. Becker ’65, age 68, died Dec. 20, 2010, Auburn, Wash.

Mary Chadwick ’58, age 78, died Feb. 24, 2011, Spokane

Joseph Jonas ’65, age 74, died Dec. 7, 2010, Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

Robert L. Hemingway ’58, age 79, died March 12, 2011, Liberty Lake, Wash.

Betty Joyce Wilson ’65, age 80, died Feb. 4, 2011, Spokane

Earnest Hoyt Scarborough, Jr. ’58, age 78, died Jan. 22, 2011, Okanogan, Wash.

George R. Hertel ’64, age 75, died Jan. 4, 2011, Spokane

Elmer Brewer Fox ’55, age 81, died Jan. 15, 2011, Spokane

Mary Elizabeth Kelly Baker ’62, age 95, died Nov. 22, 2010, Modesto, Calif.

William E. Cahill ’55, age 78, died Jan. 17, 2011, Spokane

Anthony Kracher ’62, age 77, died Dec. 7, 2010, Spokane

Blake F. Smith ’55, age 80, died Feb. 6, 2011, Spokane

David Bartlett Mitchell ’62, age 72, died Dec. 23, 2010, Steptoe, Wash.

Norman Leroy “Bud” Keene ’54, age 83, died Feb. 26, 2011, Pasco, Wash.

Joseph M. Kees ’61, age 75, died Nov. 13, 2010, Olympia, Wash.

Georgia Lee Elliott ’53, age 78, died Dec. 8, 2010, Everett, Wash.

’50 s Jaye H. Evans ’59, age 76, died Feb. 12, 2011, Pullman, Wash.

Dorothy Nye ’52, age 87, died Feb. 11, 2011, Spokane

’40 s Leslie A. Taylor ’49, age 87, died April 11, 2011, Mercer Island, Wash. Florence Ingram Cunningham ’43, age 92, died Feb. 24, 2011, Seattle William F. Lothspeich ’43, age 90, died Feb. 1, 2011, Vancouver, Wash. Nelson A. Cordill Sr. ’42, age 87, died March 28, 2011, Ora Kitt ’41, age 91, died Feb. 8, 2011, Richland, Wash.

’30 s George Tyler, MD, ’39, age 90, died Oct. 1, 2010, Prescott, Ariz. Barbara T. Nelson ’36, age 95, died Feb. 21, 2011, Seattle

Faculty/Staff Lynne Bownds, PhD, associate professor of economics, died Jan. 8, 2011. She began teaching at EWU in 1999. She was 69. Reta A. Gilbert, PhD, died Nov. 9, 2010. She taught communications studies from 19692002. She was 73. Kathryn “Kay” McCulloch, died Dec. 2, 2010. She was an associate professor of physical education from 1954-1988. She was 84.

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backpage Eagles Visit the State Capital With resolutions that sometimes read like a sports page account of their thrilling come-from-behind win, the Washington State Legislature honored the Eastern Washington University Eagles, Feb. 18, 2011, for winning the 2010 NCAA Division I Football Championship.

Senator Lisa Brown, from Spokane, said celebrating Eastern’s success was a nice break from the stress surrounding the state budget, “I was privileged, especially as a former EWU faculty member, to introduce a resolution honoring this historic accomplishment in

Senior members of the team were joined by head coach Beau

Eastern Washington University athletics. This team was successful

Baldwin, Athletic Director Bill Chaves and President Rodolfo

on the field with their legendary come from behind victories,

Arévalo for Eastern Washington Eagle Day in Olympia. The

and off the field with a team overall grade-point average of 3.06.

House and Senate each presented EWU with special resolutions

I was absolutely thrilled when I was presented with a football

recognizing their 20-19 victory over the Delaware Blue Hens to

signed by the team, which I will proudly display in my Olympia

capture the national title. Eastern also presented legislative leaders

office. Go EAGS!”

and Gov. Chris Gregoire with signed championship footballs.


Pictured left to right: Athletic Advancement Director Marc Hughes; quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, linebacker J.C. Sherritt, EWU First Lady Nadine Arévalo, Coach Beau Baldwin, Washington State Sen. Lisa Brown, tight end Matt Martin, wide receiver Brandon Kaufman, EWU President Rodolfo Arévalo, offensive lineman Nikolai Myers and EWU Athletic Director Bill Chaves


Start something big at EWU events. For more information and to register, visit or call 888.EWU.ALUM.


eventscalendar August




EWU Football* vs. Weber St. (Hall of Fame Weekend) Roos Field, Kickoff 1:05 p.m.*


Oktoberfest, Casino Royale JFK Library, 5-10 p.m. For more information contact Carol at 509.359.6915, or visit

2011 Ron Raver Memorial Golf Tournament Hit the links at this popular golf tournament to help support athletic scholarships at EWU. More information available soon at

September 1-2 Red Rally Events Tacoma and Everett; Time and locations TBD 3


EWU Football and alumni pregame event at University of Washington Seattle, Wash., Time and location TBD

15-16 Homecoming Weekend More details to come.

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EWU Football and Alumni pregame tailgate at Montana 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MST. Kickoff 1 p.m. MST. Prior to the event, visit for specific details and directions to the Alumni Association tailgate location.


23-24 Reunion for Golden Grads, Class of 1961 and ROTC 23



Welcome back wine reception, dinner and awards ceremony Time, location TBD Remembering Eastern reception, lunch and football game. Time, location and additional details of all activities TBD


Annual Alumni Tailgate Decorating Contest Time, location and details of all activities TBA in September.


EWU Football* vs. Northern Colorado Roos Field, Kickoff 4:05 p.m.* For more information regarding alumni activities and updated event details, visit, or call 888.EWU.ALUM or 509.359.4550.

EWU Football* vs. Montana St. Roos Field, Kickoff 4:05 p.m.*

*For a detailed and updated schedule of all fall athletic events, ticket prices and to reserve your seats, visit

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