August 2016

CBT Welcomes 2016 Class of Honors Scholars

The College of Business and Technology welcomes the 2016-17 class of EKU Honors Scholars and is pleased to recognize students from our college. 

2016 'Meet the Firms' night set for Sept. 21st

2014 Meet the Firms Night

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, EKU Accounting will host 'Meet the Firms' night.

Held each fall, the event provides a venue for students and firms to interact in a professional setting.

Hood-Hopkins Leads Workshop on Marketing to Millennials

Dr. Karen Hood Hopkins (photo credit: Jason Burt)

Dr. Karen Hood Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Marketing, knows what millennials want. Her expertise has garnered an invitation from Kentucky Farm Bureau to lead a workshop at their annual meeting on Sept 21st at Belterra Resort in Florence, Ind.

Welcome Sharron Townsend!

Sharron Townsend

EKU's College of Business and Technology is pleased to welcome its first ever Senior Director of Development. In partnership with the EKU Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Ms. Sharron Townsend will work exclusively with the College of Business and Technology to build friendships and enhance corporate alliances that are so important to the College mission.

EKU Alum Qualified and Competes in 2016 PGA Professional Championship

Martin with the PGA Professional Championship trophy

The summer of 2016 provided a first for the EKU PGA Golf Management Program. Alex Martin, a 2011 graduate, qualified for and competed in the 2016 PGA Professional Championship held at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, N.Y. 

New Cadets 'Jump' Into Colonel's Challenge

Cadets at the ropes challenge course

The ROTC Colonel Challenge of 2016 was held at the Challenge Course on August 14-16. New ROTC cadets worked together to complete the ropes course and various exercises, forming new bonds of not only comradery, but also professionalism.


Look for EKU Agriculture at the FFA 2016 National Convention

FFA logo

Eastern Kentucky University's Department of Agriculture programs will be well represented again this year at the 2016 National FFA Career Show and Collegiate Expo. Scheduled for October 19-22, the event will be held in Indianapolis, Ind. And EKU's AG Ambassadors will be there!

CBT Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

EKU College of Business and Technology graphic

EKU's College of Business and Technology is pleased to welcome new faculty and staff to the new academic year.

They were introduced by their department chair at the fall CBT Convocation on Wednesday, Aug. 17th, following the college Welcome Back picnic luncheon.

2016 Farm Field Day to be held September 29th

AG students pose between corn stalks

Save the Date!

The 2016 Fall Field Day at EKU's Meadowbrook Farm will be on Thursday, September 29th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Big E Welcome Under the Big Top

Big E Welcome under the big top

Welcome new CBT Colonels!

Join us for lunch on Thursday, Aug. 18th, under the big top tent behind the Business and Technology Center - on the lawn next to the EKU Center for the Arts.

Faculty and staff will be on hand to welcome you to the college. Be sure to look for them and ask questions about your major and what to expect in the coming weeks, months, and years.

EKU Aviation Team Participates in Flugtag

EKU Aviation's Millennial Falcon team poses with their aircraft

The Millennial Falcon takes flight in Louisville!

EKU Aviation assistant professor Joe Marthaler and his student team designed their aircraft for its August 27th launch at Red Bull Flugtag 2016.  Team crew members were:

Vasudevan Appointed to EKU Board of Regents

Ramakrishna (Vasu) Vasudevan

EKU Master of Business Administration alum, Ramakrishna (Vasu) Vasudevan, has been appointed to EKU's Board of Regents. Appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin on Fri., Aug. 12, Vasudevan joins Lewis Diaz in new six-year appointments to the Board.


Golden Opportunities: CBT Celebrates its Jubilee

CBT celebrates the formation of its predecessor colleges

It is definitely something to celebrate! This year marks the golden anniversary of the formation of Eastern Kentucky University - and the birth of CBT's predecessor colleges.

CBT Faculty and Staff Honored at Luncheon

Retiring EKU faculty and staff

Each summer, Eastern Kentucky University honors faculty and staff for their years of service. Attending the annual luncheon from the College of Business and Technology were Richard Chen and Bruce Pratt.

Others who retired this year from CBT include Darcy Salyers, Stephen Loy, and Jeanette Lainhart.

EKU Red Barn Garden begins campus delivery

Horticulture students Mary McKinney and Michael Caine

EKU's Red Barn Garden is now offering campus deliveries!

With their new "From Farm to Office" program, campus grown fruits and vegetables can be delivered directly to offices on EKU's Richmond campus.