February 2017

Study Abroad: Kimberly Smith

Kimberly Smith at the base of the Eiffel Tower

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. 

Faculty Focus: Dennis Field

Dr. Dennis Field, Professor

This series highlights outstanding faculty, up close and personal, from one of the College's program areas. This edition features Dr. Dennis Field, professor and program coordinator of Applied Engineering Management (AEM) at EKU.

Grad Endures Hardships to Find Success

Devella Steffen

Life was never easy for Devella Steffen.

She grew up in government housing in Richmond, her family relying on food stamps that often went toward chicken pot pies, a dish she decries to this day.

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2017 TSA Regionals Hosted by AET

2017 TSA regional competition hosted by AET

On Friday, February 24, 2017 the Department of Applied Engineering & Technology (AET) hosted the annual Technology Student Association (TSA) Regional competitions for middle- and high-school students. This year, a record breaking number of students registered for various technology oriented competitive events.

Dr. Glen Kleine Capstone Presentations - Spring 2017

Dean Erekson (left) with the winning Agriculture team

The Spring 2017 Dr. Glen Kleine Capstone Presentations will be held on:

Thursday, May 4, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Business & Technology Center Rogow Auditorium (BTC 049)
EKU Campus

Hear the very best presentations from courses in Business and Technology.

Lamanna Named Fellow to American Society of Civil Engineers

Dr. Tony Lamanna

One great accomplishment leads to another - or so it seems for Dr. Anthony Lamanna, Associate Professor of Construction Management. News of Fellowship election by the American Society of Civil Engineers comes following on the heels of a similar appointment by the American Concrete Institute.

EKU Students Participate in Blue Grass IMA Night

EKU students attend Blue Grass IMA night

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, 14 EKU students and a faculty member, Dr. Trish Isaacs, attended Blue Grass Institute of Management Accountants Student Night.

Aviation Management Students Receive Scholarships

L-R: Tyler Meredith, Nate Schattner, Dustin Wittman

Three aviation students were recently selected as recipients of the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives/Southeastern Airport Manager’s Association (SEC-AAAE/SAMA) Scholarship, an award valued at $2,000 per student.

2017 Supply Chain Executive Speaker Series Features Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson speaks to EKU School of Business students

EKU's Global Supply Chain Management program is pleased to announce its 2017 Executive Speaker.

Mr. Ben Robinson, Senior Sales Executive with C.H. Robinson Logistic, will visit EKU's School of Business on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. He will speak in the Business and Technology Center Rogow Auditorium during the 11:00 a.m. class period to students, faculty, and staff.

RMI Senior Shares Courage and Resilience

Jeff Guest with his son Braylon, now 9

’There’s a fight in me’ Danville native, former football player raising money for stem cell treatment

By Kendra Peek | The Advocate-Messenger | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

To be able to walk again is a dream for Jeffrey Guest, a dream that could one day be in his reach if the Danville native can raise the funds.

Project Addresses Free-Roaming Horses

A free-roaming horse grazes in Breathitt County.

What do the academic disciplines of sociology, animal studies, agriculture, wildlife management and aviation have in common?

Faculty and students from those respective departments at Eastern Kentucky University are pooling their diverse areas of expertise to address the growing presence of free-roaming herds of horses in rural southeastern Kentucky.

PGA of America COO Visits EKU

Darrell Crall speaks with EKU PGM students

On Wednesday, February 15, and Thursday, February 16, PGA of America Chief Operating Officer Mr. Darrell Crall visited the PGA Golf Management Program at Eastern Kentucky University. 

CBT Welcomes Two New Honors Scholars

The new semester brings two new EKU Honors Scholars to the College of Business and Technology for the 2016-17 academic year. CBT is pleased to welcome both of these outstanding students.

Student Profile: Kevely DuMay

Kevely DuMay

Mr. Kevely DuMay is an accounting junior from Lexington, Ky. Graduating in Spring 2018 with bachelor's in public accounting and a minor in history, Mr. DuMay has already had quite the impact in his program and on Eastern Kentucky University!

EKU Accounting Class Partners with Local Agencies to Provide Free Income Tax Preparation

EKU accounting students work with VITA clients to prepare their tax returns

An Eastern Kentucky University accounting class is again partnering with the Central Kentucky Economic Empowerment Project and Kentucky River Foothills Community Action Agency to offer basic income tax preparation for those making $54,000 or less.