In Memoriam Winter 2014

Josh Pearson

’02, ’98 Joshua B. Pearson, 37, of Richland, Wash., died Aug. 17, 2013, after a two-year battle with GBM stage-4 brain cancer. “The diagnosis was terminal,” said Pearson’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brother ’98 Kory Kelly. “At a time when many would retreat, Josh pushed forward and took the illness head on. He became a valuable volunteer at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, often … [Read more...]

In Memoriam Fall 2013


The Maestro’s Finale Wendal S. Jones, PhD, passed away April 26, 2013, at his home in Bellevue, Wash. He was 80. Jones, recipient of the prestigious University Trustee’s Medal of Honor in 1981, retired from the EWU Music Department in 1994 after 27 years of service. For 14 years, the Eastern Washington University Symphony Orchestra played under maestro Jones' baton as he conducted more … [Read more...]

In Memoriam Spring 2013

The Easterner staff, from the 1971 Kinnikinick, back: Bill Banger, Jerry Ford; front: Laura Thomas, Gina Tansy and Jeff Jordan with Dick Hoover, school newspaer advisor

Hoover Brought Real Life Experience to the Classroom Television newsman, EWU journalism professor, passes away By Paul Delaney ’84, ‘82 As a newsman, Dick Hoover believed that the ethics of professional journalism trumped everything. As a professor, he brought years of “in-the-trenches” knowledge to his students, offering budding journalists a unique insight into the … [Read more...]

In Memoriam Winter 2013

Leo Chandler (2)

In this issue of the magazine we’ve shared the stories of couples who met, fell in love and married because of relationships that developed during their time at Eastern. In their wedding photos we see the joy and anticipation of their journey together. Their stories are romantic, humorous and touching. The newlyweds are writing the first chapters of their love story; the plot deepens for those … [Read more...]