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MMAC selects Hardy Tribble as 2000 distinguished alum

John Hardy Tribble, EKU 1999 Hall of Distinguished Alumni

EKU's Department of Management, Marketing and Administrative Communication is pleased to announce that Mr. John Hardy Tribble has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2000.

Mr. Tribble was honored during a presentation on Friday, April 7, 2000, at the annual College of Business and Technology Professional Skills Conference senior recognition luncheon.

The honor is reserved for special alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professions through excellence, dedication, and service.

John Hardy Tribble retired in 1996 after 31 years with The Procter & Gamble Co., but he didn't walk away from serving his alma mater, church and community. That important part of his life had just begun.

The Edgewood resident was president of the EKU National Alumni Association from 1996 to 1997 and has served on the advisory council for the University's College of Business, for which he delivered the December 1997 commencement address.

Mr. Tribble, who earned a bachelor's degree in commerce, has always led by example. His $100,000 gift to the College of Business in 1997 established the Hardy and Judy Tribble Commitment to Excellence Endowment Fund to help move the College forward to new levels of excellence.

"I look back on my education in the College of Business and in the ROTC program," he said. "That's what afforded me the background to be successful enough to give something back. Every day (at Eastern) there was the opportunity to discuss real business situations. That established benchmarks for the future. My ROTC classes provided the discipline to dig in and get your hands dirty to successfully complete a project on time and within budget while meeting or exceeding expectations. Personal pride in Eastern pushed me to do and be better."

While with Procter & Gamble, Tribble was a member of a project team that replaced typewriters with word processors throughout the corporate and technical center offices. Later, he managed a corporate project to select and utilize outside contract personnel for the development and support of computer applications. At the time of his retirement, he was responsible for the purchase of computer-related goods and services.

From 1979 to 1982 he was an elected member of the Erlanger-Elsmere Board of Education. He also has held every lay leadership position and taught Sunday school in the Erlanger United Methodist Church.

The college also honored distinguished seniors for the year as selected by their respective departments within the College of Business and Technology. In addition, recipients of scholarships and awards for the 2000-01 academic year were recognized. Students were honored for outstanding achievement and more than 40 area employers were on hand to engage in networking activities with college graduating seniors.

Mr. Tribble was inducted into EKU's Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 1999.

Published on April 07, 2000

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