Alumni Facts

EWU has the only undergraduate industrial robotics and automation program in our three-state region. Each year, EWU graduates more engineers than any other regional university in Washington.

45% of the professional educators within a 60-mile radius of campus are EWU alumni, including 2018 National Teacher of the Year, Mandy Manning ’98.

The EWU Alumni Association’s Eagle Career Network offers an online mentoring program that drives career success through powerful professional connections.

Alumni strong and growing


of Alumni reside in Washington


Alumni living in Spokane County


2021 graduates employed or in grad school within 6 months*


2021 graduates with jobs related to their major


Accomplished Alumni

Eastern isn't just turning out top-notch teachers — it also boosts one of the nation's top military commanders, a national radio personality and New York Times best-selling author among its accomplished alumni.

Cooper Kupp '17

Cooper Kupp '17

2022 Super Bowl MVP, NFC Offensive Player of the Year, and Triple Crown wide receiver for the L.A. Rams

Jess Walter '87

Jess Walter '87

National and international award-winning author

Todd McFarlane '84

Todd McFarlane '84

Founder of McFarlane Toys and McFarlane Entertainment, comic book author

They've made their mark!

Shawn Vestal ’05 | Recent Washington state book award winner

Niharika Bhasin Khan ’94 | Award-winning costume designer, Bollywood

Thomas Hampson ’92 | Internationally renowned opera singer, 2017 London Philharmonic Orchestra Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

Angela Wilson ’90 | President of the American Chemical Society, the largest organization for chemists in the world

Colin Cowherd ’85 | American sports media personality and host of The Herd on Fox Sports 1

Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky ’83 | Retired commander of 1 Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Paul Stringer ’79 | President of Nicklaus Design, the world’s premier developer of golf courses and resorts

Do you know an alumni who has made their mark? Recommend them so we can add their accomplishments to our growing list of notable Eagle alumni!

Top Employers of EWU Alumni

Our grads have started their careers with well-known companies.


Avista Utilities
Providence health & Services
Spokane Public Schools

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