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Hometown Heroes

April 6, 2016Eastern President Charles 'Chuck'Terrell

Dear Eastern Community,

I get emotional when I see soldiers returning home safely from active duty, as it is a great moment for our community and a time for celebration. Many are greeted as hometown heroes because of the sacrifices they made to protect our freedom. It is also an opportunity to recognize Veterans who previously served our communities, state and nation.

Yet, there are other hometown heroes who work and live in our communities — our law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel. They dedicate many hours to protect and serve us. A big thanks for their contributions!

And I am very proud of the hometown heroes we have at Eastern — our administrators, faculty, staff and students. Eastern faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students achieve success. It is equally an emotional moment for me when Eastern students walk on stage to accept a certificate and/or degree. It is a great celebration that reflects a new beginning in their lives.

Now, I would like to speak to the other heroes of our community — you, the new student and/or returning student. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines a hero as “a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities.” I believe it takes courage and commitment when an individual makes a decision to attend Eastern. Many of our students balance family, work and other responsibilities when they make a commitment to enroll and take classes. All of the students enrolled at Eastern are our heroes!

So Eastern is looking for a few good men and women to enlist. Maybe it is not a tour of duty, but it is an important commitment, and all of us at Eastern are ready to help you reach your goals.

Discover Your Potential at Eastern and be recognized as a hometown hero!

“The minute you choose to do what you really want to do, it’s a different kind of life.” - R. Buckminster Fuller.


Dr. Chuck Terrell, President & "Head Coach" 

Your Future Is Bright — Discover Your Potential!


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