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Three EKU students intern at The Masters in Augusta, Ga.

l-r: Chris Bunge, Mikal Harpster, Tyler Brightwell

Three students from the PGA Golf Management (PGA/GM) program at Eastern Kentucky University received internships at the 2014 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., from April 7–13.


PGM students go above and beyond supporting Relay for Life

Relay for Life logo

Friday April 11, 2014, Eastern’s chapter of Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) hosted the Relay for Life fundraiser on campus to benefit the American Cancer Society.

This event gives participants the opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those who have been lost, and raise funds and awareness to help fight back.

EKU Honors Management Grad Who Is Now Executive with Brown-Forman

Diane French Nguyen

She grew up one of nine children in a blue-collar family.

Higher education was hardly discussed in her Bullitt County home, though certainly the values of hard work and making one’s own breaks in life were instilled. The father retired as a machinist from Reynolds Metal Company, while Mom stayed home to raise eight girls and one boy, born only 15 years apart.

Hopkins named 2014 MMIB distinguished senior

Ian Hopkins

Mr. Ian Hopkins has been named the 2014 Distinguished Senior for EKU's Department of Management, Marketing and International Business. He was honored during a presentation on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the School of Business College to Careers Conference.

Scholar Athlete: Nicole Henry

Nicki Henry

PGA Golf Management junior Nicki Henry received the Bratzke Award of Excellence at this spring's Student-Athlete Academic Awards Breakfast. Henry, a native of Chagrin Falls, Oh., received multiple honors at the annual event.

MMIB Student Wins Collegiate Business Concept Challenge Competition

Colin Elrod accepts CBCC first place certificate

The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Collegiate Business Concept Challenge (CBCC) Competition held on Fri., March 28, was won by Colin Elrod! Marketing instructor Kevin Cumiskey was his mentor for the competition. As the first-place winner, Colin will receive $1,000 to support development of his idea.

MMIB Faculty Present at Appalachian Research in Business Symposium

l-r: Drs. Engle, Dust, Zhuang, Roberson, Carnes, Hood, Polin, and Robles

Faculty from the Department of Management, Marketing and International Business traveled to East Tennessee State University to present at the Appalachian Research in Business Symposium on March 21, 2014.

Xiao recognized as 2014 Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year

Dr. Janna Vice, Dr. Qian Xiao, and Dr. Lana Carnes

Congratulations to Dr. Qian Xiao for being recognized as a 2014 Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year Award recipient. This year 257 students nominated 177 different faculty to receive this award. All nominees and winners will be recognized by the University at an awards ceremony on May 1. 

ebn's 12 jobs to watch in 2014

MMIB - home of EKU's Human Resource Program

In a recently published slideshow, Employee Benefit News (ebn) shared their "12 jobs to watch in 2014." Referring to CareerBuilder, ebn cites these 12 occupations as growing 7

EKU Management Student to Intern in Beijing

Photo of Beijing skyline

Beijing, the capital of China, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world with nearly 12 million inhabitants. Louisville, conversely, is the largest city in Kentucky with nearly 606,000 inhabitants, and, though the two cities greatly differ on population, they do have one thing in common: Tyler Dahmen.

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