Carson selected as 2014 CBT Distinguished Senior

Dean Bob Rogow and Alexander Carson

EKU's College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce the recipient of its 2014 Distinguished Senior Award.  Mr. Alexander M. Carson of Falmouth, Ky., a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, graduated Summa Cum Laude in December with his Bachelor’s in Graphic Communications Management.  

This $500 award is given annually to the student judged by the Colleges’ department chairs as the distinguished senior within the college. The recipient is selected from among the distinguished seniors recognized by faculty in various college departments and programs. The recipient is chosen for his or her superior academic achievement coupled with excellent leadership, citizenship, character, and service.

He is working with Relay for Life as a brand specialist serving as lead community representative for the Northern Kentucky region to oversee income and brand development for eight events – directly managing a volunteer base of 115 locals to fundraise a current portfolio of $275,000 towards the society’s mission.

It comes as no surprise that Alexander is on the fast track to success from college to careers. While at EKU, he was the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards and was highly engaged in the life of the University. As Student Government Association Chief of Staff, he received the SGA Member of the Year Award as well as the Hanly Funderburk Award for Excellence. For this, he gives much credit to his professors, Drs. David Dailey, Marlow Marchant, and Jim Gleason.

Among his national awards are the EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship and Gutenberg Award. Alexander was also team leader of the FTA Phoenix Challenge Flexography Team that received the international first place award. The team went on to compete in and win the Dr. Glen Kleine Capstone Awards for The College of Business and Technology. Throughout his academic high achievement, Alexander experienced first-hand student entrepreneurship by working as a graphic designer at CCB Designz in the EKU Incubator.

Service to the University community means giving back.  And Alexander is certainly no stranger to volunteerism. He has been actively engaged in Relay for Life at EKU, having brought the event back to Eastern after an eight-year hiatus.  In his own words, “Little did I know that the American Cancer Society would be my first post-college employer!”

We are pleased to congratule Alexander Carson on being selected as the recipient of the 2014 College of Business and Technology Distinguished Senior Award.

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Published on May 23, 2014