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April 2014

EKU Accounting Students Win PEAK Competition

 l-r: Sam Shearer, Jacob Carberry, Brian Overall, Shelby Howell, and Andrew Hick

Five Eastern Kentucky University accounting students brought home the first place trophy from this year's statewide PEAK competition on April 26.  Held in Louisville by the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, the jeopardy-style event is designed to Promote and Encourage Accounting in Kentucky (PEAK). Becker CPA Exam Review co-hosted the event with the KYCPA.

EKU Risk Management and Insurance hosts 2014 I-Day

RMI students at I-Day

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, EKU’s Risk Management and Insurance program hosted I-day on campus at the Center for the Arts.

This daylong event consisted of a catered breakfast, guest speakers, a luncheon, award presentations, and an engaging atmosphere in which over 50 insurance professionals, along with students, and faculty could connect.

RMI students bring home top honors in the Insurance Institute of Kentucky (IIK) Paper Competition

Burke Christensen with winner Cheryle Fuller

April 22, 2014 - Four Eastern students majoring or minoring in Risk Management and Insurance were recognized at the annual I-Day event held at the Center for the Arts at EKU for exemplary research papers winning them top honors in the Insurance Institute of Kentucky (IIK) Paper Competition.

Jarrod Wolfe selected for national scholarship

Jarrod Wolfe

EKU Risk Management and Insurance senior Jarrod Wolfe, has been selected to receive the Westfield Scholarship. Wolfe, from Jackson, Ky., was notified of the national award by the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation.

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Scholar Athlete: Amandine Faouzi

Amandine Faouzi

College of Business and Technology scholar athletes earned All-OVC Tennis accolades recently. EKU tennis team students Amandine Faouzi, Melissa Gerritsen, and Kristina Labeja were named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference team in a vote handled by the league's head coaches.

Isaacs receives Service-Learning Teaching Award

Dr. Trish Isaacs (3rd from left)

Dr. Trish Isaacs, Associate Professor of Accounting, is a recipient of the 2014 Service-Learning Teaching Award. University Programs presented the awards to several faculty members during an April 3 ceremony.

AFIS selects Don Bornhorst as 2014 distinguished alum

Don Bornhorst

EKU's Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems, along with the School of Business, is pleased to announce that Mr. Donald T. Bornhorst has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2014.

Mr. Bornhorst was honored during a presentation on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the School of Business College to Careers Conference.

Howell named 2014 AFIS distinguished senior

Shelby Howell

Ms. Shelby Howell has been named the 2014 Distinguished Senior for EKU's Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.  She was honored during a presentation on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the School of Business College to Careers Conference.

Scholar Athlete: Stuart Witt

Stuart Witt

Accounting senior Stuart Witt tied for fourth in a field of 74 players at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate Golf Tournament recently held in Sevierville, Tenn. Overall, EKU finished second only to the University of Tennessee.

Witt, from Richmond, Ky., is also a Colonel Scholar and was recognized at the Student-Athlete Academic Awards Breakfast in April.

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