Class Notes – Fall 2016

’15 Vernon Adams Jr., BA interdisciplinary studies, former EWU quarterback, has signed a three-year deal to play for the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes. ’15 Liudmila V. Bakhtina, BA accounting, has been hired as tax staff at Moss Adams LLP in Spokane. ’15 Sagynysh Little, BA accounting, has joined Dingus, Zarecor & Associates PLLC as a staff accountant. ’15 Jamie Mulligan, BA communication studies, has been hired by etailz Inc. as a purchasing order management partner. Previously, she worked for Itron Inc. ’15 Jared ... MORE

Class Notes – Spring 2016

Little Deuce Coupe Brothers From Gordy Simanton ’77 A band of brothers went to college at Eastern in the 1970s. The bond that brought us together was the love of sports. Playing, watching, talking sports. Flag football, softball, baseball, basketball were all activities we took great joy in playing together, and of course listening to The Beach Boys. To be a part of Little Deuce Coupe, the first requirement was you simply had to be a good guy; secondary was being a good athlete. While we won our fair share of intramural championships, it was ... MORE

Class Notes – Fall 2015

Are you in here? We’d love to share your good news with your fellow alumni in an upcoming issue of Eastern magazine. It’s simple! Email your Class Note to Alums Win Emmy Award Veteran newscaster Sean Owsley ’92, and recent graduate Mikayla Daniels ’15, were part of a team from KHQ Television in Spokane that earned a Northwest Regional Emmy Award for its on-the-scene coverage of last summer’s Carlton Complex wildfires in north central Washington. Owsley served as the anchor for the award-winning effort and Daniels was an ... MORE

Class Notes – Spring 2015

Are you in here? We'd love to share your good news with your fellow alumni in an upcoming issue of Eastern magazine. It's simple! Email your Class Note to Alumni Return to Campus Jadd Davis ’05, BA music, the artistic director for Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, returned to his alma mater this spring to serve as guest director of EWU’s Theatre Department’s production of A Man of No Importance. Davis was so impressed with the students working the production that he hired six of them to work professionally for Coeur d’Alene Summer ... MORE

Notes from the Editor

A Tale of Teamwork Thanks to a phone call from reader Gary Carlton '73, we were able to identify the previously unidentified man in the photo in our story A Tale of Teamwork, which appeared in the fall issue of Eastern magazine.  Craig Houston '74 was pictured in the story about the 1974 National Wheelchair Games, held on the EWSC campus that summer. The photo, obtained from the university's archives, didn't have a name with it. Houston graduated from Omak High School in 1965, and was injured while serving in Vietnam. Additional Content Eastern ... MORE

Class Notes Winter 2015

ARE YOU IN HERE? Tell us what’s new with you. Did you get married or have a baby? Maybe you started a new career, got a promotion or retired? We would love to share your good news with your fellow alumni in an upcoming issue of Eastern magazine. It’s simple! Email your Class Note to or send it to Eastern Magazine, Class Notes, 102 Hargreaves Hall, Cheney, WA 99004-2413. Vestal Garners Prestigious Writing Awards    Shawn Vestal (’08 MFA creative writing, ’05 interdisciplinary studies) is the winner of the PEN/Robert W. ... MORE

Class Notes Fall 2014

Eastern Alumna Crowned Miss Washington Kailee Dunn, 22,proves you can have both beauty and brains. She graduated cum laude from EWU in June with a BA in communication studies and was crowned Miss Washington at the state’s pageant in July.  She is putting her scholarship prize money toward paying off her student loans. A 2010 Kamiakin High School graduate, Dunn was chosen as Miss Spokane in February 2014. She wrote for The  Easterner, EWU’s student newspaper, and created a blog to showcase acts of kindness, health tips and community ... MORE