Jess Walter ('87 BA journalism) achieved new literary heights in 2006 when his newest book, The Zero, was named a finalist for the prestigious National Book Award.
('03 BA recreation management) a
15-year LPGA Tour player, went to Beijing, China, in 2006 to become the
first LPGA golf professional at Central Golf Beijing.
('01 BA business) can lay permanent
claim to being the greatest bass fisherman in EWU history. He caught an
all-time record three-day bag limit of 56 pounds, two ounces, to capture
the Super Bowl of professional fishing - the 2006 CITGO Bassmaster
Classic and the $501,000 that went with it.
('83 BS nursing) is the first female commissioner of The Washington State Potato Commission.
Mohammed Al Falasi
('98 BA business) heads up operations in Pakistan for Emaar Properties, the world's largest property development company.
Lee "The Flea" Watkinson
('89 BA economics) is
making his mark as a professional poker player competing in the World
Series of Poker and racking up nearly $3 million in winnings in his
career so far.
('84 BA reading, '88 MA school
administration) was named a National Distinguished Elementary School
Principal of the Year in 2003 for her work at Blue Ridge Elementary in
Colin Cowherd ('85 BA radio-television) can be heard
every weekday on FOX Sports radio interviewing the biggest newsmakers in
sports as host of "The Herd."
('85 BA physical education) is the head coach of the Florida Gators football program.
('84 BA general studies) is creator of the Spawn
comic book series and current co-owner of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers.
('92 BA government) is a Grammy-nominated opera singer.
('90 BA liberal studies) took home the
gold medal in women's three-position small-bore rifle shooting at the
1992 Olympic Games.
('05 BA business) retired in 2015 after a 10 seasons as a starting offensive tackle for the NFL's Tennessee Titans.
('72 BA general business) was named the
Nation's Restaurant News Chain Leader Operator of the year in 1998 for
his work as chief operating officer of CKE Restaurants Inc., parent
company of the Carl's Jr. restaurant chain.
('84 BA marketing) is CIO for Welch's. The Concord, Mass., company is the world's leading producer of juices, jams and jellies.
Mary McCormick Busse
('74 BA radio-television) is CEO of MBI Media in Los Angeles. She's listed in the Who's Who in Entertainment, 1st Edition
, and Who's Who of American Women, 15th Edition
('85 BA radio-television) was nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award as part of the directorial team for Showtime's Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t
. Schaefer previously won three National Emmy Awards for writing for Bill Nye the Science Guy
John R. Johnson
('75 BA communication disorders) is
president and creative director of J2 Golf Design Marketing. Johnson
leads a team that creates the collateral and digital marketing materials
for a broad cross section of the industry. He's well known for his work
on the USGA calendars, US Open Tournament Screensavers and Coffee Table
Books such as Golfwatching
and Golf Courses of the PGA Tour
('95 BA liberal studies) took over as the children's librarian at the Hudson Public Library (Hudson, Mass.) in 2006.
('79 BA nursing) is an associate
professor of medical/surgical nursing at Pennsylvania College of
Technology, where she has written three award-winning workbooks for
('73 BS geology) is on the board of
directors of Challenger Energy Corporation in Calgary, Alberta. He has
more than 30 years of technical and executive leadership in exploration,
production, technology and business development in countries around the
('86 BA management information systems)
is the general manager and program director at Lockheed Martin
Information Technology in Richland. He was named the Tri-Citian of the
year for 2006 for his efforts in economic and community development in
('82 BS chemistry) is a senior software engineer at Telect. He previously worked at Itron and Itronix.
('01 BA communication studies) has
joined The Phoenix Flame for the team's inaugural season in the
International Basketball League in 2007. White, 6'8", starred at Brophy
College Prep before playing at Eastern Washington University, where he
was a first team All-Big Sky performer for the Eagles in 2001.
('98 BA journalism) is a columnist for the Northwest page of Spokane's The Spokesman-Review
newspaper. In 2006, she traveled to Lesotho, South Africa, to mentor journalists.
('86 BA English) is senior vice
president of West Coast Bank. She has been with the company for 15 years
and in the financial services arena for 31 years.
('95 MS communication studies) and
Cher ('94 BA liberal studies, '98 MS communication studies) and Jim
Desautel ('94 BA liberal studies, '96 MS communications studies) are the
driving force behind Spokane advertising agency Desautel Hege Communications.
('78 BA professional accounting) is a co-creator of the blockbuster board game Pictionary.
('80 BA government) is the director of the Washington State Department of Ecology.
(attended until '04) played for the
St. Louis Rams and the Indianapolis Colts. Since then, he has developed
the "EZ Kicker," a punting and kicking device. While attending Eastern,
Nicassio set school records for career average per punt and season average per punt.