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Fall Grad Spotlight: Jamie Price

William (Jamie) Price is graduating with his bachelor's degree in specialized studies from Ohio University Eastern.

Award-winning Ohio University faculty to offer special course in writing for change

As a result of winning a prestigious award for teaching excellence, faculty member Jacqueline Yahn has developed an innovative new course, Reading and Writing for Change, available to students throughout the Ohio University system for spring semester.

Four OHIO faculty receive Regional Higher Education Outstanding Faculty Award

Pamela June, associate professor of English at OHIO Eastern was selected as one of the 2022 Regional Outstanding Tenure Track Professors.

OHIO Eastern Associate Professor retires after 23 years of service

Paula McMurray-Schwarz, who served as the associate professor of Early Childhood Education, retired May 15, 2022, after 23 years of service to the University.

Keynote speaker McTeague recognized for over 55 years of service at Ohio University Eastern

Michael McTeague, an alumnus and longtime employee of Ohio University has contributed to the academic success of Ohio University Eastern for over 55 years.  

Ohio University Eastern faculty receives Ohio University outstanding teacher award

Jacqueline Yahn, assistant professor of instruction and the Middle Childhood Education program coordinator at Ohio University Eastern, has received the 2022-23 University Professor award for outstanding teaching.  

Spring 2021 Outstanding Student Awards

These awards recognize a student in each program who has contributed holistically to not just their academic program, but also to the Eastern campus and surrounding community. These students maintain a high GPA, participate in various on-campus activities, and serve as role models for their fellow students.


Samantha Seevers Receives 2021 Celebrate Women Outstanding Female Student Leader Award

Ohio University Eastern student Samantha Seevers, of Quaker City, was among seven OHIO Regional Higher Education students to receive the 2021 Outstanding Female Student Leader Award during the 15th Annual Celebrate Women virtual conference on Friday, March 19, 2021. To be eligible for the award, nominees must have a GPA of at least 3.0, be viewed as a leader and excel in service to the community. Seevers is a Specialized Studies Major at OHIO Eastern.  She serves as the Editor of the Eastern Zeitgeist literary magazine and contributing writer.  Seevers, also maintains an exceptionally high GPA and is on track to graduate this spring with Summa Cum Laude honors.  

OHIO Eastern Freshman Kennedy Huntsman Awarded Fellowship

OHIO Eastern freshmen student Kennedy Huntsman from Barnesville, Ohio has been selected as one of the 10 undergraduate students across all campuses of OHIO University to participate in the first OHIO Virtual Community Engagement Fellowship. Kennedy was personally congratulated by Dean Rohall during her visit to Eastern campus on March 1, 2021.


Press Forward: OHIO Eastern student overcomes adversity

Press foward, that’s what Grayson Willis has done his entire life. No stopping. No looking back.“You’ve just got to press forward no matter what the obstacles are,” he said. “The past is the past. The only thing you’ve got is the future. You define your own destiny.”

Willis has defined his destiny, despite multiple life-threatening medical conditions throughout his life. Taking it all in stride, he said he was humbled to finally earn his degree from Ohio University Eastern as a member of the fall semester Class of 2020.