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Thacker Memorial Scholarship Awarded at Annual Econ Tailgate

2018 Economics Homecoming Tailgate

Economics professors, students, alumni, and friends gathered in Alumni Coliseum parking lot on Saturday, October 20, for the eleventh annual Economics tailgate. This year, they gathered to celebrate not just EKU Homecoming, but also a very special scholarship presentation. 

Real World Advice from an EKU Alum

Carhartt Supply Chain Operations Center

Special guest speaker William Hardy, a senior vice president at Carhartt, recently visited campus to share his experiences with Global Supply Chain students in James Kirby Easterling’s MKT315/Logistics class.

Robles Receives 2018 Business Communication Impact Award

Dr. Marcel Robles

Dr. Marcel Robles received the 2018 Business Communication Impact Award at the Association for Business Communication Conference in Miami. The award is sponsored by the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and includes a plaque and a cash award.

Winning Team Presents at Banking Research and Policy Conference

EKU Student team with conference key note speakers

The same three-member student team from Eastern Kentucky University that won the national 2018 Community Bank Study Competition at the Conference of State Bank Supervisors in May recently travelled to St. Louis to present at the Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference.

Bank Executive Prizes Personal Touch

April Perry, left, chats with audience members on Oct. 24, 2018

In one sense, April Russell Perry launched her business career as a youngster when she would accompany her grandfather, local bank president Charles Russell, to an empty, quiet office on Sunday afternoons.

CBT Hosts Second Annual Alumni Awards Reception

Alumni Award Recipients

On Friday, October 19, 2018, the college honored its alumni who have been inducted into EKU's Hall of Distinguished Alumni and received Professional Achievement Awards. The reception was a time of gathering not only for the newest inductees and award recipients, but also for other who have been recognized over the years.

Senior Finds Hope, Home in Agriculture

Shawn Dore

Actor Kevin Conroy once said: “Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one’s journey is easy. It’s how they handle it that makes them unique.” If that’s the case, Eastern Kentucky University senior Shawn Dore is unlike any other.

Construction Management Teams Compete at ASC

Construction Management students and faculty

Last week, two teams of Construction Management students, along with faculty mentors Charlie Zhang and Dan Enz, headed to Illinois to compete in the Associated Schools of Construction Great Lakes Region (Region 3) Construction Management Student competition. The teams competed in the following events: Concrete Solutions and Pre-Construction.

O'Connor Named 2018 Distinguished Economist

Dr. Frank O'Connor at podium

A recently retired Eastern Kentucky University professor is the 2018 Kentucky Distinguished Economist, as selected by the Kentucky Economic Association.