June 2016

Scholar Athlete: Joshua Minor

Joshua Minor

Graduating senior Josh Minor has been inducted into the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. Minor, from Atlanta, Ga., earned his BS in Agriculture in May.


EKU Voices: Jalen Rose

Jalen Rose

“The future is near,” an excited Jalen Dewayne Rose declared, “and I can’t wait to come back to campus over the next five years to see how much the school has grown.”

EKU Phi Beta Lambda Students Bring Home Top Awards from National Academic Competition

EKU's Phi Beta Lambda team

America’s best and brightest college students gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, June 24-27 for the 2016 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference (NLC). The conference drew thousands of future business leaders to compete in leadership events, share successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their careers through workshops and exhibits.

Jason Banta Receives Prestigious AAF Scholarship

Jason Banta

Eastern Kentucky University student Jason Banta, a senior business and marketing education major from Pleasureville, Kentucky, has received the prestigious American Advertising Federation (AAF)-Louisville Bud Ballard Scholarship for 2016.

The scholarship is valued at $2,500.

Scholar Athlete: Mandy Alvarez

Mandy Alvarez

Less than a week after being drafted by the New York Yankees, Mandy Alvarez picked up more postseason accolades on Wednesday when he was chosen to the 2016 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-Region team.

Alvarez is a graduating senior in Business and Technology from Miami., Fla.

BEM Junior Receives Barfield Scholarship

Marisa Hempel

Eastern Kentucky University junior Marisa Hempel, a broadcasting and electronic media major from Berea, is one of five students statewide selected to receive the Kentucky Broadcasters Association’s Harry Barfield Scholarship.

Hempel will receive a $2,500 scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year.