May 2014

CARES Grants Fund Five Community-Based Initiatives

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Because Eastern Kentucky University CARES:

EKU Kentucky Innovation Network to Host Statewide Pitch Competitions for Aspiring Entrepreneurs logo
Winners will receive cash prizes to start their businesses, gain access to angel investors

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Imagine having 10 minutes to pitch your business idea to a group of investors who could make your dream come true. Sound like a reality show? It is reality, right here in Kentucky.

Carson selected as 2014 CBT Distinguished Senior

Dean Bob Rogow and Alexander Carson

EKU's College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce the recipient of its 2014 Distinguished Senior Award.  Mr. Alexander M. Carson of Falmouth, Ky., a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, graduated Summa Cum Laude in December with his Bachelor’s in Graphic Communications Management.  

Scholar Athlete: ShaQuille Prather

ShaQuille Prather

Broadcasting and Electronic Media major ShaQuille Prather is among select members of the EKU football team who traveled to Haiti. This volunteer mission trip engages the Hands & Feet Project. Prather, a Colonel Scholar from Cincinnati, Oh., joins his teammates assisting with the Anba Mon Children's Village construction as well as tutoring children in the orphanage.

2014 CBT Distinguished Alumni Selected

2014 CBT Distinguished Alumni

The College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce Distinguished Alumni for 2013-2014.

2014 S.J. Garner Student Excellence Award announced

Kelcy Diseroad (right) with program director Kim Kincer

EKU's PGA Golf Management program is pleased to announce that Kelcy Diseroad has been selected as recipient of the S.J. Garner Student Excellence Award for 2013-2014. Kelcy is a senior Marketing, PGA Golf Management Option major from Martinville, In. She received the award at the PGA Golf Management spring awards ceremony in April.

Roberson Named Dyer Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient


EKU's School of Business is pleased to announce the recipient of the Eleventh Annual Jack L. Dyer Excellence in Teaching Award. The recipient for 2013-14 is Dr. Mike Roberson, Professor of Management.

Author and beekeeping expert Tammy Horn will become Kentucky's new state apiarist

Tammy Horn

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A nationally known beekeeping authority and author will join the Kentucky Department of Agriculture as Kentucky’s new state apiarist, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced today.

Tammy Horn of Lexington will assume the post June 1.

PGA/GM 2014 Director's Award announced

EKU PGA Golf Management Director Ms. Kim Kincer with Micah Voorhis

Junior Micah Voorhis from Tipton, In., received the 2014 Director’s Award for service and dedication to Eastern Kentucky University's PGA Golf Management program for the academic year. He received the award at the PGA Golf Management spring awards ceremony in April.


CBT Dean's List & Dean's Award - Spring 2014

Dean's Award pin

The Dean’s List is one of several ways in which the University recognizes students who achieve academic excellence. The Dean's List is published after each regular (fall/spring) semester. 

Eligibility requirements for the Dean's List are:

Rudick receives Alumni Association Award for Teaching Excellence

Karen Rudick

Dr. Karen Rudick, professor of communication studies, recently received the Alumni Association’s Award for Teaching Excellence.  Dr. Rudick was recognized at the annual Alumni Awards and Recognition Banquet, a part of the University's annual Alumni Weekend. 

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Scholar Athlete: Sean Hagen

Sean Hagen

Construction Management major Sean Hagen is one of 15 semifinalists for the 2014 Johnny Bench Award, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced recently. The award is given annually to the top NCAA Division I catcher. Hagen is a senior from Reading, Pa.

SOAR Launches Internship Program, Partners with EKU, UK Rural Journalism

(l-r) Rogers, Deaton, Jones, Gleason, Holman, Beshear, McFaddin, Hansen, Newman
Executive Committee, Working Groups Chart Next Steps

A Minor in Entrepreneurship: The Perfect Complement to Your Major

Business & Technology Center dome

Students Learning Value of Entrepreneurship Skills

Today’s marketplace is demanding that graduates not only master the requisite subject matter but also know how to navigate a business environment to get their ideas into action.

Benson, Eastman Share Eastern Story in China

President Benson receives a warm welcome in China.

President Michael Benson and Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Michael Eastman are sharing the Eastern Kentucky University story in China.

Scholar Athletes: Cvelbar, Edmond and Moffat

EKU Volleyball team

College of Business and Technology scholar athletes were honored at the EKU Volleyball annual team awards banquet.

Senior Public Relations major Ashley Edmond, from Michigan City, In., received team MVP honors. Edmonds was OVC Freshman of the Year in 2010 and was consistently chosen for All-OVC.

Scholar Athlete: Abigail Cvelbar

Abigail Cvelbar

Applied Engineering Management major Abigail Cvelbar received the Most Inspirational Leader award at the EKU Volleyball annual team awards banquet. Cvelbar a junior from Euclid, Oh., was a three-time all-state selection at her home Beaumont High School and was also a four-year letter winner, three-year team captain and team MVP.

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards Seeking Nominations – Deadline: June 5, 2014

EIEA Honoring Excellence since 2001

The Eastern Kentucky University College of Business and Technology, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation, and The Center for Rural Development are soliciting nominations for the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program.

EKU Management Professor to speak on Global Performance Management in Germany

Global Grading for Leadership poster

Eastern’s own Dr. Allen Engle, professor of management, will be speaking May 27, 2014, at DHBW Villingen-Schwenningen Hörsaal Gutenberg, Gebäude C in Germany.


Bee-ginning a new Appalachian industry

honey bee

Challenges remain, but apiculturists believe Eastern Kentucky can fill growing U.S. demand for honey, wax and bees

By Kristi L. Branham | The Lane Report

CBT faculty retire

Congratulations and a fond farewell to retiring faculty in the College of Business and Technology. These faculty are recognized for their years of dedicated service to EKU:

Dr. Glen Kleine Capstone Presentations - Spring 2014 Results

2014 Capstone winner

The Dr. Glen Kleine Spring 2014 Capstone Presentations were held on May 1, 2014 in the EKU Business and Technology Center Auditorium. The very best College of Business and Technology student projects were presented and evaluated by a panel of judges and cash awards given to the winners.

Kristel Smith named to advisory board

Kristel Smith

Kristel Smith, Executive Director of the Kentucky Innovation Network at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named by the Kentucky Arts Council as one of 12 community leaders and business executives to an advisory board for the Kentucky Creative Industry research study that it commissioned in January.