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College of Business Patterson Scholars Breakfast with President McFaddin

On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, the College of Business Patterson Scholars participated in the 1st Annual EKU Leadership Breakfast with President David McFaddin.  President McFaddin talked with students about a variety of topics including his leadership philosophy, his passion for EKU, and how he navigates work/life balance while serving as President of Eastern Kentucky University. 

The Patterson Scholarship was established in 1997 by Kermit and Opal Patterson, who both previously taught at Eastern Kentucky University, with Kermit teaching specifically within the College of Business. It is the largest privately funded endowed scholarship fund on EKU’s campus. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding students majoring in areas of study including General Business (e.g., Corporate Communication and Technology, General Business, Global Supply Chain, International Business), Management (e.g., Human Resource Management, Management), and/or Marketing (e.g., Professional Golf Management, Marketing, Marketing Research and Analytics, Music Marketing). 

Students who are selected to be Patterson Scholars will represent the College of Business in formal and informal settings at all times and will engage in professional development activities.

The students who received the distinction of being a Patterson Scholar for the 2021-2022 academic year are as follows:

Jake Fritz – (Junior-PGA Golf Management), Richmond, Kentucky

Stryder Shepherd – (Senior-Music Marketing), Berea, Kentucky

Krista Grammer  – (Freshman-Management), Fisherville, Kentucky

Emily Kiefer – (Freshman-Marketing), Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Lauren Abner – (Junior-PGA Golf Management), Villa Hills, Kentucky

Jenna Barnes – (Senior-Marketing and Finance), Crittenden, Kentucky

Hunter Goble – (Junior-PGA Golf Management), Louisa, Kentucky

Taylor Lewis – (Junior-Management), Mount Orab, Ohio

Autumn Robinson – (Senior-Global Supply Chain), Richmond, Kentucky

Liz Roch – (Senior-PGA Golf Management), Hebron, Kentucky

Alexis Stanley – (Senior-Human Resource Management), Pikeville, Kentucky

Adam Wood – (Junior-PGA Golf Management), Cedarville, Ohio

Each student is awarded $1,500 per semester for two semesters. Requirements for the scholarship are a minimum 24 ACT score and a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students submit three letters of reference and consideration is given to evidence of leadership and work-related activities. 

Congratulations to all applicants who received this distinction. Your hard work does not go unnoticed, and we are excited to see what you will do for this campus and this college!


Published on November 15, 2021

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