Inside Look

CBT Closes Out the Academic Year with End of Semester Send-Off

From left: Kathy Barr, Dave Dailey, and Sonia Smith

CBT faculty and staff gathered for the annual summer send-off luncheon on Thursday, May 10, to celebrate the end of the academic year and to wish a fond farewell to those who are retiring.

Retiring with 74 years of combined service to the University are:

Governor Hosts Cookout Featuring Kentucky Beef

Governor's cookout on the Capitol Lawn in Frankfort

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin showed his support for local beef farmers with a Cookout at the Capitol. 

EKU Farm Director Justin McKinney joined Governor Bevin and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles on May 2nd as they fired up the grill. Kentucky ground beef patties were grilled on the Kentucky State Capitol lawn and then served to capitol goers and invited guests.

CBT Honors Grads at 2018 Spring Convocation

Kelly Armour speaks for the graduating class

At its spring convocation on Friday, May 11th, the College of Business and Technology honored 267 bachelor's degrees, 29 master's degrees, and 28 associate degrees for a total of 324 degree candidates. The ceremony was held in the Alumni Coliseum on EKU's campus at 6:30 pm.

Mother, Daughter Graduate Together

Sarah Franklin (l) with her mother, Melanie

Many have testified to the unique bond between mother and daughter. Melanie and Sarah Franklin demonstrated that connection to the world when they graduated from Eastern Kentucky University together.

Degree "Creme de la Creme" for Octogenarian

Roy Davidson (l) with EKU President Mike Benson

Just how big was Roy Davidson’s smile when he crossed the Eastern Kentucky University commencement stage to receive his diploma on May 11, 2018?

You might say it was 54 years wide.

Middle Managers Grow in Leadership Excellence

Middle managers class photo

For almost every Friday from Jan. 26 until May 4, six employees of the Firestone Industrial Products facility in Williamsburg made the hour-long trek up Interstate 75 to Eastern Kentucky University’s Business and Technology Center.

It’s what they took back with them that made the long days worthwhile.

MBA Graduates Earn Hoods at Spring Ceremony

Master of Business Administration graduation candidates prepare for the ceremony

Twelve students wrapped up their MBA coursework and prepared to walk the stage for an evening ceremony on Friday, May 11, in EKU's Alumni Coliseum. The graduates were honored in a special hooding ceremony before friends and family during the college's graduation ceremonies.

Fear of Failure No Longer Restrains Graduate

Kelly Armour

Kelly Armour thinks of her four years at Eastern Kentucky University as a book: a triumphant tale with an ending that surprised even its author. She gave its synopsis to fellow graduates of the College of Business and Technology in her commencement address on May 11.

EKU Banking Students Win National Competition

l-r: Dalton Stanley, Lori Nguyen, and Aaron Schmidgall

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) in Washington, D.C., today named a team from Eastern Kentucky University as the winner of its 2018 Community Bank Case Study Competition. 

Zhang Recognized by International Construction Honor Society

Dr. Zhang (right) accepts the award

EKU's Charlie Zhang has been inducted into Sigma Lambda Chi International Construction Honor Society. Dr. Charlie Zhang accepted honorary member status at a formal induction ceremony during the 2018 Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) National Conference held recently in Minneapolis.