Eastern Magazine

Category: Alumni Profiles

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In a Paradise Under Pressure, an Eagle Markets Unity

An Eastern alumna's outdoor market is bringing Hawaiians together. By Charles E. Reineke The Hawaiian word lokahi, roughly defined, means “balanced, unified and harmonious.” For Michelle Horton ’10, and others who call the Aloha State home, the term is often deployed to describe the… [Read more]
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A Gift of Music

An alumnus craftsman and his wife present Eastern with a tuneful, long-lived contribution. By Eastern Magazine Lynn Nelson ’69 is a luthier; i.e., a maker of stringed musical instruments. During a Thanksgiving event in Hargreaves Hall earlier this year, Lynn and his wife, Gail,… [Read more]

Home Again, Virtually

Noelle Covarrubias left Eastern, but dreamed of returning. A new online degree program is making it happen. By Eastern Magazine She was a sophomore studying at Eastern when her family in the Tri-Cities decided to relocate to the Midwest. When Noelle Covarrubias, a talented… [Read more]

Pianist, Teacher, Hall of Famer

January 17, 2020

Jody Graves, a music professor and director of piano studies at EWU, in October was inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame. By Eastern Magazine Applauding her “passionate commitment to teaching and inspiring young people,” Steinway CEO Ron Losby said that… [Read more]

Eastern Achievers

2019 Alumni Awards Gala showcases the extraordinary stories of amazing Eagles By Charles E. Reineke What does it mean to be an Eagle4Life? At its most basic, it means simply having had the good sense to enroll in, and earn a degree from, Eastern… [Read more]

For the Love of Lichen

June 4, 2019

Thanks to an intrepid Eastern researcher, an ‘odd organism’ gets its turn in the spotlight. By Charles E. Reineke She is a renowned star of stage and screen, a media mogul and philanthropist. It is a previously unidentified “symbiotic organism formed by close cooperation… [Read more]

Breaking Through

Chris Patterson wasn't supposed to survive the streets of Spokane. Now he's helping others stay off them. By Dave Meany The words left quite an impression on the young Chris Patterson. They stand out as one of those pivotal life moments many of us… [Read more]