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March 2015

Student Entrepreneurs bring home Top Prizes

Emily Watson and Nathan Hall holding their awards 'checks'

EKU's IDEA State U team, under the direction of faculty advisor Laura Barthel, brought home first and third place from the Hazard Regional IDEA State University Competition March 26.

Nathan Hall won 1st Place, and $1,000, in the Plan Track division for his Longevity Tea presentation.

Unique Management Accounting Program Shows Strong Demand

The Management Accounting option at EKU was developed and made a reality largely through the efforts of Dr. Trish Isaacs. After talking with the members of the Bluegrass IMA (Institute of Management Accountants ), she and other members of the accounting faculty realized that there is a large demand for management accounting jobs.

Gao Appointed Coffey Professor of Insurance Studies

l-r: Erekson, Benson, Gao, Coffey, Feltus, Christensen

Dr. Siwei Gao has been appointed to the Thomas and Rebecca Coffey Endowed Professorship in Insurance Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.

Risk Management and Insurance Major Featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek

2014 EKU Homecoming King Jonny Blount and Queen Krissie Hogan

With approximately half of its workforce nearing retirement age in the next decade, the insurance industry is anticipating at least 500,000 job openings by 2022.

Now, the challenge is to attract millennials into a career field that has been portrayed, unfairly perhaps, as a little dull.

EKU Ranks 3rd Nationally among "Best for Vets: Business Schools"

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Military veterans in pursuit of a college degree now have another reason to consider Eastern Kentucky University.

Power of Maroon: Leadership Spotlight, Kirby Easterling

Kirby Easterling, Executive-in-Residence (Sarah Bucknam/C&M)

Kirby Easterling, Executive-in-Residence in Management for the School of Business, is featured in this ongoing series designed to allow EKU leaders and others in prominent positions to discuss their roles, as well as campus issues.

Faculty Focus: Dr. Trish Isaacs

Dr. Trish Isaacs

This semester’s faculty focus is Dr. Trish Isaacs, EKU Associate Professor of Accounting. She teaches Introduction to Financial Accounting, Tax I, and the Advanced Management Accounting Seminar at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Study abroad experience creates successful international business career

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At Eastern Kentucky University, we not only have the best graduates, but also the best mentors!

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