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Global Supply Chain Students Engaged in Community Service to Support #EKUCares Initiative

Throughout the 2021 spring semester, EKU's Global Supply Chain Program promoted the #EKUCares Initiative within Supply Chain courses by encouraging students to engaged in community service projects throughout our region.  Here are a few of the ways students found to volunteer and give back to their communities across the Commonwealth. 

Maroon SHRM Welcomes Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO, SHRM

​EKU's own Maroon SHRM to welcome Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management to campus Monday, February 1, 2020, 3:30p.m. via Zoom.

Corporate Operations Manager Brings Personal Perspective to Classroom

Gretchen Gruenberg speaks to Dr. Fatzingers MGT 370

Gretchen Gruenberg, Corporate Operations Manager, ​Big Ass Fans, provided a first-hand, authentic perspective to EKU juniors and seniors about the daily operation, culture, and competitive strategy of Kentucky's own Big Ass Fans.

Society for the Advancement of Management Selects New Leadership

2019 leadership team

EKU School of Business Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) had a great kickoff to the academic year of 2019.  Holding their first meeting on September 10, 2019, the student organization selected a new board of leadership. The group is proud to announce new leadership, as listed below.

President - Sarah Sparks

Vice President - Lyndsey Burke

Maroon SHRM Welcomes Sarah Pitt

l-r: Abby Sanders (Maroon SHRM CEO; Greenup, KY), Anna Haas (CLO, Louisville, KY

On September 10th, Sarah Pitt, Vice President of Human Resources at Associations International, visited EKU’s Maroon SHRM chapter to discuss recruiting, HR roles, and answer student’s questions. Sarah has over 30 years of HR expertise and is the former Chief Human Resources Officer at EKU.

Non-Traditional Student Faces Challenges, Finds New Path

Laura Jane Reeves

Earning a college degree takes resources, sacrifices, dedication and time. For non-traditional college students, the decision to pursue a college degree can be made more difficult due to varying factors including finances, lack of flexibility at work, and family responsibilities. Laura “Jane” Reeves understands these challenges, and overcoming them.

EKU Global Supply Chain Welcomes Back Recent Graduates

(l-r) Connor Hill, Teresa Smith, Sarah Beard, James Kirby Easterling

EKU’s School of Business recently welcomed back three May 2018 graduates to campus to speak to James Kirby Easterling’s Global Supply Chain classes.  Connor Hill (Global Supply Chain), Teresa Smith (Global Supply Chain) and Sarah Ruth Beard (Marketing) all accepted positons as Buyers with Hitachi Automotive upon graduating last year.

Shelly Trent Offers Valuable LinkedIn Lesson to Students

Top row, l-r: Shelly Trent, Jackie Buis, Alexis O'bannon, Katelyn RIley, Jessica

Shelly Trent came from Southern Indiana to speak with EKU Maroon SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) on Tuesday, April 2nd. She spoke with the group about using LinkedIn to Network for a job. Shelly discussed the importance of building your network, customizing your URL, ensuring your profile matches your resume, and the importance of a professional profile picture. 

Business Faculty Represent EKU at 2019 ARBS

Pictured is the ARBS Planning Committee (L to R):  Prashun Bhattacharjee (ETSU),

The purpose of the Appalachian Research in Business Symposium (ARBS) is to provide an opportunity for the business faculty of universities in the Appalachian region to share research interests, discover contemporary ideas, and build connections.  This year, the ARBS Conference was held on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC on March 28-29, 2019. More than 70 bus

HR Director Drew Miller Shares "10 Jagged Rocks of Wisdom" with Students

Maroon SHRM and Drew Miller

On March 19, Mr. Drew Miller met with members of Maroon SHRM to discuss valuable human resource topics and respond to student concerns. Miller, a HR Director at Tempur Sealy,  provided multiple, real-world applications of various human resource topics based on his experience as an labor attorney and human resource professional.

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