杰出校友奖. 迈克尔W. 莫菲特
Dr. 迈克尔W. 莫菲特(bs68) graduated from Eastern in 1968 with a 本科 of 科学 in Zoology. He earned a dental surgery doctorate in 1972 from Baylor University College of Dentistry. Dr. 莫菲特曾在美国服役.S. Navy Reserve for two years at Camp Pendleton, California. 从海军退役后. 莫菲特 received specialized training at the University of Missouri in prosthetic dentistry, where he taught as an assistant professor and received his certification as a specialist in prosthodontics in 1976.
他和他的妻子 Reba(参加) 他们全家搬到了爱荷华州的伊格格罗夫. They founded a dental practice where he built an extensive referral business renowned for its exceptional cosmetic and implant restorative work. Dr. 莫菲特 reached the milestone of working in dentistry for over 50 years in 2022. He is semi-retired but continues to see patients seeking his specialized skills. He is a prosthetic advisor for 55 dentists with the Iowa Academy of Comprehensive Dentistry. He enjoys mentoring young dentists wishing to gain knowledge in his specialization. Dr. 莫菲特一直是爱荷华州牙科组织的领导者, serving on the Iowa Dental Association board and chairing three councils. He was a lead in 20 Mission of Mercy events in three states helping to provide over $18 million in free dentistry, and was honored as Iowa’s specialist of the year in 2019 for his donated dentistry. An author, he has also been a long-time speaker at dental meetings
Dr. 莫菲特 continues to reside in Eagle Grove, Iowa, and is known to be kind and a friend to everyone. 他为自己的社区感到自豪, 担任急救医生, 公园董事会的成员, 学校董事会, 扶轮社员, 也是当地扶轮社的前任社长. He serves on the board of directors of the Rotary Senior Living facility and the board of the locally-owned Grove Inn and Suites. 除了为自己所在的社区感到自豪之外，他还为自己的社区感到自豪. 莫菲特 routinely supports ENMU by attending the summer alumni golf tournament and Mix and Mingle.
Outstanding Alumnus Award, 吉姆打
吉姆·斯拉什(BS 69) graduated from Eastern in 1969 with a 本科 of 科学 in Physical Education. Jim earned a basketball scholarship and played for legendary coach 哈里·米勒(51岁) 在两个非常成功的团队. ENMU后, Jim coached junior varsity and varsity boys basketball for seven years at Manzano High School in Albuquerque, 新墨西哥. 在吉姆任职期间, the Monarchs compiled a 141-31 record, 赢得了七次地区冠军和两次州冠军, and Jim won a Coach of the Year award.
第二年, Jim was an assistant coach at Fresno State University in California, helping to lead the Bulldogs to four Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championships, 三个NCAA锦标赛席位, 和NIT冠军. Five players Jim recruited were drafted and had successful NBA careers.
Following his time at Fresno State, Jim coached for the highly successful College of Southern Idaho. 第二年的时候, the Golden Eagles compiled a 28-4 record, 赢得了西部风景联盟的冠军, 吉姆被评为年度最佳联盟教练.
吉姆在普渡大学当教练的时候, the Boilermakers made it to the NCAA Men’s Sweet 16 and, 第二年的时候, 进入了八强.
Following his success as a college coach, Jim became an NBA talent scout for the Golden State Warriors and later the Charlotte Hornets with owner Michael Jordan. Jim spent eight years with the Hornets, scouting approximately 100 games per year. Jim concluded his scouting career with the Atlanta Hawks but still welcomes calls from NBA personnel about college basketball prospects.
In addition to his coaching and scouting experience, Jim has been a successful real estate investor. He has used his resources to help provide college scholarships to those who would not otherwise have been able to afford education.
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