September 2015

Nick Mills Earns Erie's Kentucky Producer of the Year Award

Nick Mills

EKU alum Nick Mills from G.L Herndon Insurance Agency in Richmond, Ky., has earned the Erie Insurance Kentucky Producer of the Year Award.

CBT Students Collaborate with Madison Co. Businesses in Supply Chain Management Survey

l-r: Weiling Zhuang, Adam Cosentino, Robert Combs, and Kirby Easterling

Robert Combs and Adam Cosentino, two of the top students in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) program, were selected to participate in the Madison County Supply Chain Assessment Survey. Work on the survey began over the summer and has continued into the fall semester. 

Two Faculty Members Honored by Ky. Communication Association

Dr. Deborah Givens (left) and Dr. Kathy Previs

Two Eastern Kentucky University faculty were honored by the Kentucky Communication Association (KCA) during the organization’s annual conference Sept. 11-12 at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, Tennessee.

Aviation Program Spreads Wings to Owensboro

EKU Aviation faculty and students with aircraft

Eastern Kentucky University Aviation has spread its wings again, partnering with Owensboro Community and Technical College to bring its nationally renowned program to the western Kentucky/southwest Indiana area.

AG Students Contribute to Oral History Center

Student working in history archives

Voices from Kentucky residents recorded decades ago are now used in Eastern Kentucky University classrooms to help students connect with the region’s rich history.

Study Abroad: David Prewitt

David Prewitt with friends in Germany

Students in the College of Business and Technology (CBT) are taking advantage of Eastern Kentucky University’s study abroad programs. CBT students are studying abroad through a variety of affiliates and exchange programs.

Following is the next in the Study Abroad Series aimed at sharing students’ life-changing experiences studying abroad through EKU. 

MMIB Announces 2015-16 Patterson Scholars

2015-16 Patterson Scholars

The Department of Management, Marketing and International Business is pleased to announce Patterson Scholars for the 2015-16 academic year.

The Patterson Scholarship is the largest privately funded endowed scholarship on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus and was awarded to 25 students this fall.

RMI Golf Outing Raises Funds to Support EKU Students

RMI senior James Speaks helps out at the 2015 RIMS/CPCU Golf Outing

Students weren’t the only ones that benefited at the recent Golf Outing hosted by the EKU’s Risk Management and Insurance on September 10th! As a matter of fact, for over 150 participants there were prizes such as gift certificates, golf bags, and golf clubs to be won during the scramble.

EKU Hosts First Annual Lloyd's Forum

Photo of Hyatt in Lexington

EKU Risk Management and Insurance hosted the First Annual Lloyd’s of London Forum Sept. 18-19 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington. The event, designed exclusively for students, drew participants from our EKU as well as universities in other states.

MBA Students Visit Okonite's Richmond Facility

Dr. Isaacs' class visits the Richmond Oconite facility

Dr. Trish Isaacs and her ACC 850 class had a unique experience at the Okonite Company. She and her MBA students participated in a tour of the Richmond plant.

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Farm Director Helps Struggling College in Nigeria

Rick Griebenow is second from right.

Students arose from mattresses on the floor, exited their windowless dormitories, grabbed their tattered notebooks and piled into dark and dusty classrooms at a rural African agriculture college where an Eastern Kentucky University faculty member volunteered this summer.

Study Abroad: Spencer Stanley

Spencer Stanley and friends in Germany

Students in the College of Business and Technology (CBT) are taking advantage of Eastern Kentucky University’s study abroad programs. CBT students are studying abroad through a variety of affiliates and exchange programs.

Following is the next in the Study Abroad Series aimed at sharing students’ life-changing experiences studying abroad through EKU. 

Tyler Collet receives Elbert Player of the Year Award

Tyler Collet

Congratulations to Mr. Tyler Collet, a junior from Cross Lanes, West Virginia, for winning the Professional Golf Management program’s Elbert Award!

This award is given to an outstanding PGM student each year based on a point system. Points are distributed based on how well students play throughout the year at tournaments and games.

CBT Welcomes New Class of Honors Scholars

The College of Business and Technology welcomes the 2015-16 class of EKU Honors Scholars and is pleased to recognize students from our college. 

Study Abroad: Kaytlin Siegmundt

Kaytlin Siegmundt's trip to Paris

Students in the College of Business and Technology (CBT) are taking advantage of Eastern Kentucky University’s study abroad programs. CBT students are studying abroad through a variety of affiliates and exchange programs.

Following is the next in the Study Abroad Series aimed at sharing students’ life-changing experiences studying abroad through EKU. 

EIEA announces award winners

Garry Conley, owner/president, Minuteman Press of London

Four of the region’s top small business owners and entrepreneurs in Southern and Eastern Kentucky have been named 2015 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award (EIEA) winners.

This year’s EIEA winners and finalists in their respective categories are:

Professor Emeritus Ferrell Wellman inducted into Silver Circle

Ferrell Wellman

Broadcast and Electronic Media Professor Emeritus Ferrell Wellman was inducted into the Silver Circle by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences during the chapter’s 51st Annual Regional Emmy Awards gala July 25 at Keeneland.

Study Abroad: Camille Sears

Camille Sears in Spain

Students in the College of Business and Technology (CBT) are taking advantage of Eastern Kentucky University’s study abroad programs. CBT students are studying abroad through a variety of affiliates and exchange programs.

Following is the next in the Study Abroad Series aimed at sharing students’ life-changing experiences studying abroad through EKU. 

CBT Distinguished Speaker Series

Troy Ellis

The College of Business and Technology has joined in partnership with the Richmond Chamber of Commerce to provide an Executive-in-Residence/Distinguished Speaker for Eastern Kentucky University this fall. The mission of the College’s Distinguished Speaker Series is to bring leaders of business, industry, and government to the EKU campus to address st

Study Abroad: Audrey Midkiff

Audrey Midkiff in Italy

Students in the College of Business and Technology (CBT) are taking advantage of Eastern Kentucky University’s study abroad programs. CBT students are studying abroad through a variety of affiliates and exchange programs.

Following is the next in the Study Abroad Series aimed at sharing students’ life-changing experiences studying abroad through EKU. 

EKU’s Red Barn Garden Partners with Café Burrier!

(l-r): Angela Abney (EKU Red Barn Garden student employee), Dr. Nathan Stokes (A

Photo caption: (l-r): Angela Abney (EKU Red Barn Garden student employee), Dr. Nathan Stokes (Asst. Prof. Family/Consumer Sciences), and Brian Gesner (EKU Red Barn Garden student employee).