A Message from the President

June 2013

Dear Alumni and Friends,

During my time as president of Eastern Washington University, one of my goals has always been to never lose sight of EWU’s main mission – to help our students succeed. And when the university achieves that goal, they earn their degree and become productive members of the communities in which we live.

So it is only appropriate that in this issue of Eastern magazine we take the time to celebrate the success of our alumni, and how Eastern helped set the foundation for their success.

The “20 Under 40” feature profiles 20 young alumni who are doing really great things in business, education, community service, government and the arts. Their stories are just some of the examples of how Eastern prepares students for the many different facets of life. Also, our cover story on EWU alum Dave Sabey introduces us to one of the most successful business minds in the county.

This is also a good time to remind you of the many successes on the Eastern campus. Construction is near completion on what will be a state-of-the-art residence hall, and we are in the final year of the major renovation of Patterson Hall. When finished, it won’t be anything like you remember, but everyone who sees it won’t soon forget the new centerpiece to the academic experience on campus.

Additionally, enrollment trends remain strong, our faculty continues to challenge students to succeed and we are getting ready to kick off the second year of our action plan for the new Strategic Plan.

Eastern’s success has always relied on your support, and I hope that continues! Drop us a note to share your accomplishments, and I truly hope you find success in everything you hope to achieve.

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