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March 2016

EKU Voices: Craig Hicks

Craig Hicks with NASCAR star Jeff Gordon

Golf and NASCAR don’t usually find each other in the same thought, but don’t tell me that.

Since I was 3 years old, I have been cheering on Jeff Gordon and the iconic number 24 team on and off the track. There are not many races I have missed, fewer than my two hands can count. NASCAR is my passion, but it does not stand alone.

EKU Entrepreneurship Teams bring home Idea State U top prizes

Nathan Hall and Kyle Marcum accept First Place in the Business Model Division

EKU's student entrepreneurship teams, under the direction of faculty advisor Laura Barthel, once again brought home first and third place prizes from the Regional IDEA State University Competition held in Prestonsburg on March 30.

Marketing Alum Lam Bao An achieves admittance into five PhD programs

Congratulations to EKU alum Lam Bao An for receiving admittance into five PhD programs. An has accepted the University of Central Florida’s offer. While attending EKU, An was a Marketing major, graduating in 2013.


Collin Potter Wins SGA Election

SGA awaits election results

Collin Potter, a Marketing Research and Analytics senior from Mt. Sterling, has secured the student vote for President of the Student Government Association. As the newly elected SGA president, Potter will also serve as student representative to the EKU Board of Regents. Potter joined the SGA as a Student Senator in 2013 and has also served as treasurer and president of Theta Chi fraternity.

EKU Risk Management and Insurance Students Learn from the Best at Lloyd’s in London

RMI students at Lloyds in London

Six Risk Management and Insurance students, accompanied by Debbie Ellis and Carol Jordan, traveled to London, England Marach 11-17, 2016.

Engle Speaks at Bluegrass Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, Reconnects with Alumni


Allen D. Engle, Professor of Management in the School of Business at Eastern Kentucky University was the monthly speaker at the March 8, 2016 meeting of the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Held at the Fasig-Tipton Dining Hall in Lexington, his presentation, entitled “Lost in Translation?

Chad Miles Named MMIB Distinguished Alum for 2016

Chad Miles

EKU's Department of Management, Marketing and International Business is pleased to announce that Mr. Chad Miles will be recognized as the department's Distinguished Alumnus for 2015-16.  Miles will deliver the keynote address to MMIB's seniors and faculty at the College to Careers Conference on April 8th at 9:00 a.m. in the Business and Technology Center Robert B.

Smith Awarded Auto-Owners Internship

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith, a Risk Management and Insurance junior from Berea, has received a Summer 2016 internship with Auto-Owners Insurance in Lexington. Auto-Owners Insurance is a strong company that has operated for over 95 years. It not only handles claims of auto-insurance but also life, home, boat, and other types. Smith will be handling several of these claims over the course of her summer.

Accounting Seminar Students Tour Link-Belt

Dr. Isaacs' Advanced Management Accounting Seminar class visits Link Belt

On Wednesday, March 2, EKU’s Advanced Management Accounting Seminar class toured the manufacturing facilities of Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company. Ten students were accompanied by their professor, Dr. Trish Isaacs. 


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