CBT Announces Abby Sanders as 2019 Distinguished Senior

EKU's College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce Ms. Elizabeth (Abby) Sanders as the 2019 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. 

The recipient is selected from among the five distinguished seniors recognized by faculty in various College departments and programs. The recipient is chosen for his or her superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character, and service.

Sanders, from South Shore, KY., earns her Bachelor of Business Administration in management with a concentration in Human Resources, in December. She will graduate with Latin honors due to her outstanding 3.92 GPA.

She chose EKU because of the Human Resources Management program. “I heard great things about this program and it was exactly what I was looking for in my education. The program is designed to build interpersonal, teamwork, and technical HR skills that other programs do not offer. It not only teaches us the theories of Human Resources practices, but also allows us the opportunity to apply them as you would in a professional workplace.”

Sanders plans to continue her education beyond her bachelor’s degree. She intends on enrolling in law school and obtaining her Juris Doctorate, specializing in employment and labor law.

She elaborates on how the EKU School of Business has helped prepare her for her career, “EKU has provided me many different opportunities in preparing for my professional career. Being a member of the Patterson Business Scholars and Maroon SHRM has allowed me to grow my professional network through case competitions, resume workshops, plant tours, and guest speakers. Being a part of the HR program has also helped me tremendously in my summer internships where I worked in the staffing and compensation department of Human Resources.”

In a reflection of her time here at EKU, Sanders also mentioned, “The relationships I have built at EKU with professors and peers have been ones that I would have not achieved at a larger school. The people and culture of the HR program, and CBT overall, is one that is rare in educational institutions. They motivate everyone to succeed not only in their education, but also in their professional career.” She discussed her relationship with some special professors to her, “Dr. Roberson and Dr. Polin have been great influences on me. During my time at EKU, I have been a part of the Patterson Scholars where they have helped me develop professionally and as a leader. Having them both as professors, they pushed me to reach my full potential as a student and motivated me to work harder in and outside of the classroom. Dr. Roberson and Dr. Polin have taught me how to take the information I have learned and apply it to have a successful career.”

Congratulations to Abby Sanders on being selected as the 2019 College of Business and Technology Distinguished Senior. 

Written by Madison Kubera, Student Writer

Published on April 08, 2019