Class Notes – Fall 2017

Alumni Association Announces New Leadership Jeff Stannard ’91, BA communication studies, began his term as EWU Alumni Association president on July 1. He is married to Leslie (Dumont) ’91, BA business. They have three children and live in Kent, Washington. Jeff works for Mondelez International as a customer category manager and recently celebrated his 25th anniversary with the company. The EWU Alumni Association (EWUAA) is the official body representing EWU alumni. The organization is a volunteer-driven, non-dues-paying, nonprofit organization, ... MORE

Class Notes – Spring 2017

Alumnae Make Mark on Spokane Arts Scene After a nationwide search, Spokane Arts selected Melissa Huggins ’11, MFA, as it new leader. As executive director, Huggins oversees all aspects of Spokane Arts, including programming, facilitating events, day-to-day operations and more. Spokane Arts is a citywide nonprofit organization with a mission to support the arts community through grant funding, programming, public art projects and many other areas. Huggins has spent the past five years as the director of Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! ... MORE

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 easternmagazine@ewu.edu. 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 easternmagazine@ewu.edu. 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