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April 2014

Maroon SHRM participates in service project

Bianca Robles presents Shanna Wells with donated items

Over the years, EKU's Maroon SHRM chapter has participated in several service projects. This spring, Bianca Robles, COO of the EKU Maroon SHRM Chapter presented Shanna Wells, a Liberty Place volunteer, with a series of household and personal items for use by visitors to Liberty Place.

EKU Accounting Students Win PEAK Competition

l-r: Sam Shearer, Jacob Carberry, Brian Overall, Shelby Howell, and Andrew Hicks

Five Eastern Kentucky University accounting students brought home the first place trophy from this year's statewide PEAK competition on April 26.  Held in Louisville by the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, the jeopardy-style event is designed to Promote and Encourage Accounting in Kentucky (PEAK). Becker CPA Exam Review co-hosted the event with the KYCPA.

Scholar Athlete: Patric Sundlof

Patric Sundlof (front center) with 2014 All-OVC Team

General Business junior Patric Sundlof was selected to the 10-member All-Ohio Valley Conference team and was one of five chosen to the 2014 OVC All-Newcomer team. Sundlof, a native of Tullinge, Sweden, joined the Eastern program last summer after playing two years at Shorter University in Rome, Ga.

EKU Risk Management and Insurance hosts 2014 I-Day

Kaleb Adams, Alyssa Roberts, Taliz Gantz, Emily Hunsaker & Jarrod Wolfe

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, EKU’s Risk Management and Insurance program hosted I-day on campus at the Center for the Arts.

This daylong event consisted of a catered breakfast, guest speakers, a luncheon, award presentations, and an engaging atmosphere in which over 50 insurance professionals, along with students, and faculty could connect.

International Business Major Experiences Japanese Culture in Study Abroad Program

Russell Adams

After preparing for the day, Clark County native Russell Adams walked a little less than half a mile to the train station, where he would then ride a train to the end of the line, walk another half mile, eat lunch nearby, and go to class … in Japan.

Jarrod Wolfe selected for national scholarship

Jarrod Wolfe

EKU Risk Management and Insurance senior Jarrod Wolfe, has been selected to receive the Westfield Scholarship. Wolfe, from Jackson, Ky., was notified of the national award by the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation.

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Business Students Inducted into Honor Society

Beta Gamma Sigma spring 2014 inductees

EKU's School of Business and the College of Business and Technology are pleased to announce the induction of business students into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. The new members were honored at a formal induction ceremony on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in the Executive Conference Room of the Business and Technology Center on the EKU campus.

Scholar Athlete: Amandine Faouzi

Amandine Faouzi

College of Business and Technology scholar athletes earned All-OVC Tennis accolades recently. EKU tennis team students Amandine Faouzi, Melissa Gerritsen, and Kristina Labeja were named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference team in a vote handled by the league's head coaches.

Isaacs receives Service-Learning Teaching Award

Dr. Trish Isaacs (3rd from left)

Dr. Trish Isaacs, Associate Professor of Accounting, is a recipient of the 2014 Service-Learning Teaching Award. University Programs presented the awards to several faculty members during an April 3 ceremony.

Three EKU students intern at The Masters in Augusta, Ga.

l-r: Chris Bunge, Mikal Harpster, Tyler Brightwell

Three students from the PGA Golf Management (PGA/GM) program at Eastern Kentucky University received internships at the 2014 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., from April 7–13.

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PGM students go above and beyond supporting Relay for Life

Relay for Life logo

Friday April 11, 2014, Eastern’s chapter of Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) hosted the Relay for Life fundraiser on campus to benefit the American Cancer Society.

This event gives participants the opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those who have been lost, and raise funds and awareness to help fight back.

EKU Honors Management Grad Who Is Now Executive with Brown-Forman

Diane French Nguyen

She grew up one of nine children in a blue-collar family.

Higher education was hardly discussed in her Bullitt County home, though certainly the values of hard work and making one’s own breaks in life were instilled. The father retired as a machinist from Reynolds Metal Company, while Mom stayed home to raise eight girls and one boy, born only 15 years apart.

EKU School of Business hosts senior conference, honors alumni and students

l-r: Don Bornhorst, Shelby Howell, Diane French Nguyen

Friday, April 4, 2014, Eastern’s School of Business hosted a College to Careers Conference for seniors. The half-day event opened with remarks from Dr. Rita Davis, special assistant to the dean of the College of Business and Technology. Students were introduced to distinguished alumni and seniors from their respective departments.

PGM Students Battle It Out in the Kincer Cup

Kincer Cup team

Friday, March 28th, 2014, marked the beginning of Kincer Cup hosted by EKU’s own PGA Golf Management (PGA/GM) program.

The Kincer Cup is named after EKU’s PGA/GM director Kim Kincer.

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Scholar Athlete: Nicole Henry

Nicki Henry

PGA Golf Management junior Nicki Henry received the Bratzke Award of Excellence at this spring's Student-Athlete Academic Awards Breakfast. Henry, a native of Chagrin Falls, Oh., received multiple honors at the annual event.

Scholar Athlete: Stuart Witt

Stuart Witt

Accounting senior Stuart Witt tied for fourth in a field of 74 players at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate Golf Tournament recently held in Sevierville, Tenn. Overall, EKU finished second only to the University of Tennessee.

Witt, from Richmond, Ky., is also a Colonel Scholar and was recognized at the Student-Athlete Academic Awards Breakfast in April.

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