CBT Grads Honored at Spring 2019 Commencement

View of the coliseum floor from the back. All graduates seated.

At its spring convocation on Friday, May 10th, the College of Business and Technology honored 392 bachelor's degrees, 36 master's degrees, and 35 associate degrees for a total of 463 degrees. The ceremony was held in the Alumni Coliseum on EKU's campus at 6:30 pm.

Ms. Caroline Stuhr, from Union, Ky., spoke on behalf of the graduating class. Graduating Magna Cum Laude with a 3.87 GPA, Stuhr earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems. An EKU Honors Program student, Stuhr completed her Honors Thesis, "Cracking the Code: How to Close the Gap in Information Technology", seeking ways to recruit more female students in STEM programs throughout the nation. Highly regarded by faculty, Stuhr is an excellent student, highly motivated, inspirational and passionate. She has been involved on campus throughout her undergraduate education, including Student Activities Council, Chi Omega Fraternity, Honors Program, and participating in the Kentucky Institute of International Studies, traveling to Austria in the summer of 2018. Stuhr is also a member of the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, as well as Order of Omega Honor Society. 

EKU alum Mr. Andrew Page (BBA, Accounting), brought the keynote address. With more than 25 years of experience since leaving EKU, Mr. Page served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Under Armour Inc. in Baltimore, Md. Page joined Under Armour in 2011 as the Assistant Corporate Controller before progressing to his current role. Under Armour’s global revenue surpassed $5 billion in 2018 and the brand is widely recognized as the global leader in performance apparel, footwear and accessories. Page has recently taken on the role of Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Advanced Auto Parts in Raleigh, NC. Prior to his roles at Advanced Auto Parts and Under Armour, Mr. Page served as Assistant Controller for Discovery Communications, General Electric, AES Corporation and FTI Consulting.  Page began his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young. A Certified Public Accountant, Page also holds an MBA in International Business from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and currently lives in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Bearing the College banner was Mr. Quran ("Que") Craig (BBA, Computer Information Systems) from Radcliffe, Ky. Craig is known by faculty as a natural leader; poised and confident, always willing to share in the accomplishments of his peers, as well as encourage them to do their very best. Craig transferred to EKU after joining the Kentucky Air National Guard. He has served as President of the Iota Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and played a role in re-activating the Black Student Union at EKU.  

EKU Alum Ms. Cheyenne Jennings performed "The Star Spangled Banner" and "My Old Kentucky Home". The EKU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Jeremy Mulholland, provided music for the event. ROTC Cadets from the Colonel's Battalion provided the Color Guard. Masters students were hooded by faculty member Dr. Dennis Field, Associate Dean Dr. Trish Isaacs, and Interim Provost Dr. Jerry Pogatshnik before undergraduate candidates received their diploma covers. 

After the ceremony, graduates and their families were able to enjoy a special treat - CBT's Biz-Tec Blast ice cream from Mad Scoops. Upbeat music was be provided by Kentucky Pro DJ Jason Henninger.

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Published on March 22, 2019