Inside Look

EKU Alum Qualified and Competes in 2016 PGA Professional Championship

Martin with the PGA Professional Championship trophy

The summer of 2016 provided a first for the EKU PGA Golf Management Program. Alex Martin, a 2011 graduate, qualified for and competed in the 2016 PGA Professional Championship held at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, N.Y. 

EKU Phi Beta Lambda Students Bring Home Top Awards from National Academic Competition

Group photo of PBL students with their awards

America’s best and brightest college students gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, June 24-27 for the 2016 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference (NLC). The conference drew thousands of future business leaders to compete in leadership events, share successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their careers through workshops and exhibits.

Jason Banta Receives Prestigious AAF Scholarship

Jason Banta

Eastern Kentucky University student Jason Banta, a senior business and marketing education major from Pleasureville, Kentucky, has received the prestigious American Advertising Federation (AAF)-Louisville Bud Ballard Scholarship for 2016.

The scholarship is valued at $2,500.

Hitachi Supply Chain Conference Draws International Crowd

Supply chain professionals gather for Hitachi conference at EKU's Center for the

More than 450 global supply chain professionals were in attendance at the recent Hitachi Automotive Supply Chain Conference. Supported by EKU's Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) program, the event brought together industry experts and suppliers from multiple countries. EKU GSCM students helped with event coordination and attended various sessions.

EKU Marketing Students Host Professional Sales Mentoring Mixer

Marketing students at the mixer

The personal selling class (Marketing 310) ended the semester on a high note as students hosted a group of professional sales mentors in a networking mixer on May 12. Eleven mentors took time out of their day to join the class during their final exam period.

PGM Seniors Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

2016 PGM seniors

On Friday, May 13th, outstanding seniors from the PGA Professional Golf Management program were recognized for their achievements at the 2016 Senior Reception, held at the Mule Barn at the University Club at Arlington.

One hundred people were in attendance for the event, including friends and family of the students recognized for awards or graduation.

2016 S.J. Garner Student Excellence Award goes to Craig Hicks

Craig Hicks

EKU's PGA Golf Management program is pleased to announce that Craig Hicks has been selected as recipient of the S.J. Garner Student Excellence Award for 2015-16. Craig is a senior Marketing, PGA Professional Golf Management major from Aylett, Va. He received the award at the PGA Golf Management spring awards reception in April.

Giaccini Receives PGM 2016 Director's Award

Stefanie Giaccini

Senior Stefanie Giaccini from Richmond received the 2016 Director’s Award for service and dedication to Eastern Kentucky University's PGA Golf Management program for the academic year. She received the award at the PGA Golf Management spring awards ceremony in April.

Kincer Cup Goes to the North Team for the 2nd Consecutive Year

North and South teams vie for Kincer Cup

May 6th marked the Kincer Cup competition hosted by EKU’s Professional Golf Management (PGM) program. The Kincer Cup is named after EKU’s PGM Director, Ms. Kim Kincer.

This one-day event allows 24 of the top point earning students from both the fall and spring semester tour events to battle for bragging rights in a 36-hole, North vs. South team match-up.

EKU Voices: Karlee Tanel

Karlee Tanel at the Daniel Boone statue

Karlee Tanel came upon EKU with the help of her mom. Being from Wisconsin, she did not think EKU was an obvious option until her mom, an EKU graduate, offered to take her on a trip to visit some schools in the South.

When they came to EKU on Spotlight Day, Karlee fell in love with the campus. Everyone on campus was very welcoming and that made it feel like home.

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