March 2018

2018 CBT Distinguished Alumni Announced

l-r: Jonathan Shell, Brandon Berry, Alvin Miller, Tracy Wilkerson, Mike Conway

The College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce Distinguished Alumni for 2017-2018.

Student Presents Collaborative Work at SAM International Conference

Glenn Cramer at the SAM International Business Conference

This year SAM@EKU sent student representative Glenn M. Cramer to attend the 2018 SAM’s International Business Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

Glenn, a Global Supply Chain Management junior from Lexington, presented a student-faculty collaborated research and received positive feedback from Dr. Marcel Minutolo from Robert Morris University.

Alumni Earn KPGA Section Awards

At the 2018 spring KPGA meetings two of EKU’s PGM graduates, Zach Graves, PGA, and Corey Stith, PGA, earned Kentucky Section awards.

Aviation Major Flying High on "Kids' Chance"

Chandler Osborne

For Chandler Osborne, a senior aviation major at Eastern Kentucky University, defying the odds runs in the family.

RMI Consolidates BS and BBA Programs

EKU Business and Technology Center

EKU's national recognized Risk Management and Insurance program is strong and growing – now with more than 100 students.

APICS Student Chapter at EKU Reactivated

APICS logo

EKU's Global Supply Chain Management (SCM) program has reactivated the campus APICS Student Chapter. 

Business Faculty Present at 2018 ARBS Symposium

EKU School of Business faculty at the 2018 ARBS conference

The purpose of the Appalachian Research in Business Symposium (ARBS) is to provide an opportunity for the business faculty of universities in the Appalachian region to share research interests, discover contemporary ideas, and build connections.  This year, the ARBS Conference was held on the campus of East Tennessee State University on March 22-23, 2018. More than 80 business faculty

"Corporate Whistleblower" Cooper to Speak

Cynthia Cooper

Cynthia Cooper, best-selling author, consultant and internationally recognized voice for ethical leadership, will speak at Eastern Kentucky University on Wednesday, March 28, and on Thursday, March 29.

Meadowbrook Farms helps bring Kentucky beef into local Kroger stores

photo of locally raised Kentucky beef package

On March 20, 2018, National Agriculture Day, the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy joined Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, Beef Solutions, LLC and Kroger today to mark the launch of Kentucky Cattlemen’s ground beef available at select Kentucky Kroger locations.

Horticulture Club takes their Skills to Competition

EKU students at the NALP competition over 2018 Spring Break

This spring break from March 14-17 EKU’s Horticulture club joined over 700 students from many different colleges to show off their skills in real-world competitive events as well as network with top companies at the largest career fair in the industry - the National Landscape Competition (NCLC) hosted by National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and Alamance Community college

Spring Break Abroad

RMI student at AssuredPartners in London

This spring break ten RMI students spent their week abroad in London, England. From March 9 through 15, students visited Kensington Palace, saw The Lion King, and ate fish and chips.

Newton Chosen as 2018 CBT Distinguished Senior

Christina Newton

EKU's College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce Ms. Christina Greer Newton as the 2018 Distinguished Senior. Each year, the College of Business and Technology selects a Distinguished Senior. This $1,000 award is given annually at the EKU Scholar's Assembly to the student judged by the Colleges’ department chairs to be the overall distinguished senior.

Jeri L. Isbell to Give CBT Spring Convocation Keynote

Jeri L. Isbell

EKU's College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce that Ms. Jeri L. Isbell will be the featured speaker at Spring 2018 Convocation. Isbell will bring remarks to the evening ceremony on Friday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m., in EKU's Alumni Coliseum.

CBT Announces Distinguished Seniors for 2018

Each year, the College of Business and Technology honors the very best students from each of our departments with awards and scholarships. Distinguished Senior honors are awarded to students possessing superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character, and service to EKU.

CBT Dean Tom Erekson Shares Inights on Higher Education in Kentucky with Journalist Tom Martin

CBT Dean Tom Erekson

Is the perception of an under-educated workforce hurting Kentucky?

By Tom Martin | Contributing columnist | March 11, 2018 12:11 PM | Updated March 12, 2018 11:05 AM

Podcast

SAM Club Earns National Recognition

SAM Club officers

The EKU Sam Chapter doesn't hesitate when it comes to making a difference and becoming leaders. Even on a national level SAM@EKU stands out and was even recognized as the featured chapter on the national SAM website. This accomplishment wasn't handed out easily though.

Bailey Urges Purpose, Preparation, Perseverance

Emmanuel Bailey speaks to students at the Public Address

When Emmanuel Bailey stood recently to address a group of students at his alma mater of Eastern Kentucky University, the highly successful businessman from Washington, D.C., wanted his audience to know one fact above all else.

Laura Babbage Joins Board of Regents

Laura Babbage

The newest member of the Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents is a familiar face to many on the Richmond campus.

Supply Chain 2018 Executive Speaker Announced

Mack Isigake and Danny Pittman from Asahi Bluegrass Forge in Richmond, Ky.

EKU's Global Supply Chain Management program is pleased to announce its 2018 Executive Speaker Series to be held Thursday, April 19, 2018. Now in its third year, the series brings to campus accomplished supply chain management professionals to interact with EKU students, faculty, and administrators.