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EWU alumni of the past give advice to 2020 graduates

EWU alumni offer advice for 2020 graduates

June 11, 2020

2020 seniors are graduating into possibly the most unprecedented times since the Great Depression. With the job market crashed, unemployment rates soaring...

The class of 2020 will have a unique story of commencement.

Plans change for class of 2020

June 11, 2020

Originally, the spring of 2020 was planned to be filled with seniors taking photos in their caps and gowns, a large commencement ceremony and graduation...

Senior feature: The story of a first-generation engineer

Senior feature: The story of a first-generation engineer

June 11, 2020

Throughout his high school career, Miguel Calvillo pictured himself graduating and going right into the workforce as an electrician. In his senior year,...

Hunter Sheffield holding a guinea pig for Sheffield Reptiles.

Senior feature: Future teacher, life-long animal lover

June 11, 2020

By the time retired United States Air Force airman Hunter Sheffield arrived in Eagle Territory, he carried with him the knowledge he'd gained while serving...

Seniors’ top 5’s

By Karlee Van De Venter, Reporter

June 11, 2020

Four years is a long time to spend in one place. 2020 seniors know EWU and Cheney pretty well by now. We surveyed 2020 EWU graduates and found their top 5 favorites in several categories. This was an optional poll that received 66 responses. It is informal and unscientific, just for entertainment purposes. To view full size PDF, click the link below: Seniors' top 5's...

A walk down memory lane

By Randle Kinswa, News Editor

June 11, 2020

To view full size PDF, click the link below: Timeline

How to celebrate commencement

By Ben Blakney, Reporter

June 11, 2020

With EWU’s foreseeable future continuing online, milestone events, such as Senior Commencement, had to be adjusted. Without a physical celebration, universities around the world have taken their commencement celebrations online. Lance Kissler, associate vice president of EWU Marketing and Communications, has worked with the MarCom team to translate commencement ceremonies i...

Raghda Al-Hmeyrat is graduating with a master's degree in English.

From a shy immigrant to a master’s degree holder- Raghda Al-Hmeyrat’s success story 

June 11, 2020

Originally from Karbala, Iraq, a young Raghda Al-Hmeyrat sat in her third-grade classroom for the first time in Spokane. Looking around, she noticed man...

Samual Hatfield (left) served in the U.S. Army Reserves

Senior feature: Finding passion: From bootcamp to biotech

June 11, 2020

Like many other young men and women, Samual Hatfield found himself adrift after high school. He was unsure of what he wanted to accomplish in life and...

Grace Wahlman's passion for writing led her to study technical communication.

Wahlman finds a way through writing

June 11, 2020

Grace Wahlman grew up in Lake Stevens, Washington, surrounded by nine older siblings, horses, chickens and a big, beautiful garden. When she wasn’t playi...

Gabrielle Marquez will attend Gonzaga law school on a full-ride scholarship.

Marquez relies on work ethic to achieve goals

June 11, 2020

Many college students enjoy the leisure of driving to their local Starbucks, pulling out their laptop and quietly sipping a frappé while they check emai...

Miriam Carlson grew up in Kenya.

Carlson juggles classes, parenting and pursuit of psychology career

June 11, 2020

Being a full-time student in college and pursuing one major is difficult enough. Miriam Carlson, a future EWU grad, will not only graduate with two psyc...

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