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Thursday, November 2, 2017


EWU’s Newest Alumni

EWU’s recent graduates fan out across the region and around the world. Here are a few snapshots of the work they’re doing.


Arin Preston, U.S. Army veteran, earned a BS in mechanical engineering in 2017 and started doctoral work focused on nano-machines at Notre Dame.

Christina Masterson, who received her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2016, is now director of rehabilitation in Kellogg, Idaho.

Hung Nguyen, who graduated last spring with a BS in mathematics, presented a paper titled “Short-term Load Forecasting with Time Series Analysis” at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management in Dallas. He is now a graduate student in mathematics at the University of Washington.

Jenny Hammond graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in education literacy. Now she’s in Thailand, working as an English language specialist at Concordian International School, which serves Thai children who learn in three languages: Chinese, English, and Thai.

Andrew Logan, 2016 business graduate, is volunteering with the Peace Corps in Tanzania. Teaching technical and basic agribusiness skills, he is working on a project that helps women in local communities learn the business of raising chickens and beekeeping.

Stacy Wong received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from EWU last June and was hired by Stepping Stones Pediatric Therapy in Spokane.

Cooper Kupp, BA economics and a star wide receiver for EWU’s football team, was drafted in 2017 by the Los Angeles Rams and earned a starting position on the team. Cooper is getting media buzz as a potential “Rookie of the Year.”

Ryan Lafoon entered the EWU computer science department after 10 years of driving a truck in Republic, Washington. "No one ever told me I was smart enough to be in college," he told his faculty mentor. Ryan is now a software engineer at Microsoft.