November 2016

EKU Students Attend IMA Leadership Conference

EKU students with advisor Dr. Trish Isaacs (far right)

On November 10-12, 2016, six EKU students attended the Institute of Management Accountants Student Leadership Conference (IMA SLC) in Detroit, Mich. The conference is an annual event that offers opportunities for tours of local industries, workshop sessions, and networking.

Awang Selected as Distinguished Scholar for International Educational Forum

Dr. Faridah Awang

Dr. Faridah Awang, Professor of Corporate Communication and Technology in EKU's School of Business, has been invited as Distinguished Scholar and Guest Speaker for an international educational forum to be held in Malaysia.

Aviation Program Named Top Hawk Partner

Top Hawk graphic

Christmas came early for the aviation program at Eastern Kentucky University.

Robles Elected National ARBE President

Dr. Marcel Robles

Dr. Marcel Robles, Professor of Corporate Communication and Technology in EKU's School of Business, has been elected President of the Association for Research in Business Education (ARBE). Founded in 1936 as a professional national honorary society dedicated to research in business education.

Scholar Athlete: Erik Lindwall

Erik Lindwall

Scholar athlete and General Business major Erik Lindwall has earned top honors in the Arnold Palmer Cup Rankings for the fall. Lindwall, a sophomore men's golfer from Soderkoping, Sweden, is the 22nd ranked European playing collegiate golf in the United States, according to the final Arnold Palmer Cup Rankings of the fall.

AG Sophomore Wins World AQHA Championship

Larken Jones competing with her mare Excitabull Lady

EKU Pre-Vet sophomore Larken Jones brought home the hardware from the 2016 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show held Nov. 3-19. Jones and her mare Excitabull Lady traveled from Berea, Ky., to Oklahoma City, Okla., to become the 2016 Amateur Stake Race World Champion.


EKU AMA Marketing Club Sponsors E-Ship Guest Speaker

Jon Bostock, COO of Big Ass Solutions

EKU's AMA Marketing Club celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 by sponsoring a special speaker. Jon Bostock, Chief Operating Officer of Big Ass Solutions, spoke with School of Business students and faculty at the EKU Business and Technology Center on Thursday, November 17th.

Tipton Receives National Business Education Association Award of Merit

Tina Tipton (left) with advisor Dr. Faridah Awang

Tina L. Tipton from Pineville, Ky., was selected to receive the National Business Education Association (NBEA) Award of Merit for outstanding achievement in business education.

The NBEA Professional Awards Program is conducted by the national organization to recognize young educators for their high academic standards.

Students and Faculty Attend 2016 AGCKY Annual Meeting

Construction Management students with Dr. Charlie Zhang (center)

EKU Construction Management students and faculty attended 2016 Associated General Contractors of Kentucky (AGCKY) annual meeting at The Brown Hotel in Louisville, Ky., on November 11, 2016. At the Annual Meeting, students and faculty had the opportunity to hear first-hand from construction industry leaders.

From the Dean's Desk

Tom Erekson, Dean of the College of Business and Technology

The College of Business and Technology – 50 years strong in changing lives and educating leaders. 

You see the College was founded 50 years ago, when EKU moved from “state college” status to “university” status. Throughout this 50 year timeframe, our faculty and staff have done an outstanding job of educating the rising generation.

CBT Distinguished Speaker Series - Black History Month

Andrew Page

The College of Business and Technology celebrated Black History Month with a special edition of the CBT Executive in Residence / Distinguished Speaker for Eastern Kentucky University, co-hosted by the EKU Diversity Office. 

CBT Students Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

PKP logo

The College of Business and Technology is pleased to recognize students who were inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

EKU's Jones Cup Team Places Fourth in National Championship

L-R: Erskine, Wolfers, Bratcher, Collet (Overall Medalist), and Webb

Congratulations to EKU’s Professional Golf Management Program on their 4th Place finish at the Jones Cup Tournament in Port Saint Lucie, Fla., November 1-2, 2016. EKU shot a two-day team total of 603 (303-300), marking the highest finish to date for the Colonels.

CBT Engages in Global Entrepreneurship Week Activities

The Entrepreneurship class sets off to thank Richmond entrepreneurs

A week-long series of activities highlights 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Week at Eastern Kentucky University.

Partnering with the Kentucky Innovation Network at Richmond, Ky., EKU's College of Business and Technology faculty and students are engaging in projects, workshops, and outreach that dovetail with the national GEW program.

Aviation Students Visit Washington, D.C.

L-R: Graham, Grothaus, Pierce, Schattner, Smith, and Wittman

A group of six aviation students from the EKU Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) traveled to Washington D.C. November 11-13 to visit Dulles International Airport, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, and the National Mall.


EKU Students Give Forward to Help Classmates in Need

Seated L-R: Colton Scurry & Bryson Williams with classmates

Thirty-six marketing principles students in Dr. Lee Allison’s class, created a Giveforward marketing campaign to aid two of their classmates. A devastating fire left Colton Scurry and Bryson Williams without home or possessions just prior to Homecoming.  While the two students were not physically harmed, they lost everything.

MMIB Students Participate in 3rd Annual Professional Development Workshop

MMIB Professional Development Workshop participants

Sixty-nine students, freshmen to seniors, from the Department of Management, Marketing and International Business participated in the 3rd Annual Professional Development Workshop on Friday, November 4th.

EKU Accounting Hosts Becker CPA Exam Review

Bill Jessee, President of the Kentucky Society of CPAs

On Friday, November 4, 2016, EKU Accounting hosted a CPA exam workshop. The workshop was jointly sponsored by the Kentucky Society of CPAs and Becker Professional Education. Thirty-one accounting students from EKU, Berea College, and Sullivan University participated in the workshop.

Chamber Colonels Attend Annual Awards Banquet

CBT Chamber Colonels at the 2016 Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet

Seven CBT Chamber Colonels dressed up to meet guests and network at the 2016 Richmond Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet. The Chamber honored business and civic leaders on Thursday night, November 3rd, at EKU's Keen Johnson Ballroom.

EKU Agriculture Ambassadors Represent Colonels at National FFA Career Expo

EKU AG Ambassadors at the National FFA Career Expo

EKU's Agriculture Ambassadors traveled to Indianapolis to represent the Colonels at the 2016-17 National FFA Career Show and Collegiate Expo. The 89th annual event, held October 19-22, draws thousands of high school students from across the nation interested in careers in agriculture.