October 2013

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30

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Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities. They're the corner stores that create jobs. The hardware stores that help build our economy. And the mom-and-pop shops whose very presence makes a neighborhood your neighborhood.


EKU SBDC Client Success Story: Mustard Tree Counseling

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Not only are Roy Lucas and Veronica Robbins partners in life, they are also now business partners. 

Fight graduates from Naval school at Eglin Airforce Base

Tyler Fight (r) graduates from EOD

2LT Tyler Fight, a 2012 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and commissioned officer of the EKU ROTC program, recently returned home after graduating from Navy School Explosive Ordnance Disposal in Eglin Air Force Base, Fl. The school was just over nine months long including the nine week long pre-course for Army students in Ft. Lee, Va.

Bunge tapped for Beta Gamma Sigma

Chris Bunge

Eastern Kentucky University is pleased to announce that Chris Bunge, a junior from Lexington, Ky., has been formally tapped for induction into the Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Bunge is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the PGA Golf Management program at Eastern Kentucky University.

Meet the CBT Academic Advising Team

l-r: Julie spease, Jessie Hunt, Allison Sernulka, Rick McGee, and Sarah Dixon

Sarah Dixon - Advising Clerk

Originally a Richmond, Ky. native, Sarah Dixon recently began her career at EKU as the Advising Clerk for the College of Business and Technology in July 2013. Aside from spending time with her husband, she admits to being an avid movie watcher.

Jessica Hunt - Advising Specialist

Leadership skills learned at Eastern have taken Bornhorst high in the corporate ranks

Don Bornhorst, a senior vice president of Delta Air Lines and an Eastern Kentuck

RICHMOND — When Don Bornhorst touches something, it may not turn to gold, but it seems to rise dramatically in value.

CIS Club Students Tour the Alltech Facilities

CIS Club students at Alltech

On Fri., Oct. 25, 2013, eight students from EKU's Computer Information Systems (CIS) Club accompanied by Dr. Robert Mahaney, Professor of Information Systems, toured the Alltech, Inc., facilities in Central Kentucky.  Students experienced firsthand the typical day of an Information Technology (IT) professional.

Dyer Honored by Kentucky Section of American Society of Civil Engineers

Dyer accepts ASCE award

EKU's Dr. Bryan Dyer has received the Distinguished Engineer in Education award from the Kentucky Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).


Business Advisory Council Celebrates 20th Anniversary Year

School of Business Advisory Council

The EKU Business Advisory Council met on Friday, October 18th, in celebration of the 20-year anniversary since its formation in September of 1994.

Scholar Athlete: Stuart Witt

Stuart Witt

Accounting major Stuart Witt is a member of the Eastern Kentucky University men’s golf team that tied for second place at the F&M Bank Austin Peay Intercollegiate. Witt is a senior at EKU and a native of Richmond, Ky.

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Scholar Athlete: Garrett Hinton

Garrett Hinton

General Studies in Business and Technology major Garrett Hinton is a member of the Eastern Kentucky University men’s golf team that tied for second place at the F&M Bank Austin Peay Intercollegiate. Hinton is a senior at EKU and a native of Elizabethtown, Ky.

Scholar Athlete: Emilie Simmons

Emilie Simmons

International Business major Emilie Simmons is a member of the Eastern Kentucky University women’s golf team that placed third at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate. This is the third time this year that the women’s golf team has taken third place. Simmons is a freshman at EKU and a native of Marseille, France.

Scholar Athlete: Abbey Cvelbar

Abbey Cvelbar

Applied Engineering Management major Abbey Cvelbar, a member of the Eastern Kentucky University women’s volleyball team, was named a 2012-13 Colonel Scholar recipient. This is the second time Cvelbar has received this academic scholarship. Cvelbar is a junior at EKU and a native of Euclid, Oh.

Scholar Athletes: Alvaro, de la Llera, and Graskamp

Junior Juanjo de la Llera

Alex Alvaro, Juanjo de la Llera, and Florian Graskamp were three of the five Eastern Kentucky University men's tennis team members who competed at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional tournament.

CIS Club Students Tour Ashland Facilities

CIS Club students at Ashland

On Mon., Oct. 14, 2013, students of the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Club accompanied by Dr. Robert Mahaney, Professor of Information Systems, toured the Ashland, Inc., facilities to experience firsthand a typical day as an Information Technology (IT) professional. The CIS Club is a student run organization open to any students who are interested in IT, and is advised by Dr. Mahaney.

Richardson and Wanstead form Saddle Club

Hanna Richardson and Shelly Wanstead (photo: James Hoskins, Progress)


The Saddle Club is a new club on campus that is focused on bringing horse riders and those who are interested in riding together.

Gamma Iota Sigma Conference offers Insurance Students a unique experience

EKU RMI students at the Charlotte conference

While the weeks preceding fall break are typically characterized as a time of much needed rest and relaxation, some students at Eastern Kentucky University instead chose to undertake a unique experience which would further expand upon their field of study.

Welcome to Homecoming 2013!

EKU Agriculture 2012 Homecoming float

EKU's College of Business & Technology welcomes back friends and alumni for Homecoming 2013 on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Special activities celebrating EKU's "Building Tomorrow's Traditions" Homecoming festivities are being planned by:

EKU Risk Management & Insurance and IIK co-sponsor professional seminars

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Property & Casualty Insurance: Issues in Claims Settlement

Insurance Institute of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University Risk Management & Insurance Program are pleased to announce that they will be co-sponsoring a seminar for attorneys, paralegals, in-house counsel, adjusters and other insurance claims professionals, and other interested parties.

Scholar Athlete: Herb Harrison

 EKU sophomore Herb Harrison places the cushions on a sofa

General Studies in Business and Technology major Herb Harrison joined fellow Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball teammates to lend a hand in relocating Habitat for Humanity ReStore to its new location in Richmond, Ky. Harrison is a sophomore at EKU and is from Marietta, Ga.