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Alumni Spotlight: Chris Stratton '12

Chris Stratton

In this series, we highlight successful EKU Computer Information Systems alumni who have shared their career path and personal insights.

The Fall 2015 feature is Chris Stratton, originally from Mason, Oh., (Mason High School Class of '08).

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EKU Students Inducted Into IMA Accounting Honor Society

IMA inductees

The Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems is pleased to announce the induction of their very best Accounting students into the IMA Accounting Honor Society.

Perry selected as AFIS 2015 distinguished alum

April Russell Perry

EKU's Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems, along with the School of Business, is pleased to announce that Ms. April Russell Perry has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2015.

Ms. Perry was honored during a presentation on Friday, April 17, at the School of Business College to Careers Conference.

Shearer named 2015 AFIS distinguished senior

Sam Shearer

Mr. Sam Shearer has been named the 2015 Distinguished Senior for EKU's Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.  He was honored during a presentation on Friday, April 17, at the School of Business College to Careers Conference.

The student is selected based on superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character and services to EKU.

Unique Management Accounting Program Shows Strong Demand

The Management Accounting option at EKU was developed and made a reality largely through the efforts of Dr. Trish Isaacs. After talking with the members of the Bluegrass IMA (Institute of Management Accountants ), she and other members of the accounting faculty realized that there is a large demand for management accounting jobs.

Gao Appointed Coffey Professor of Insurance Studies

l-r: Erekson, Benson, Gao, Coffey, Feltus, Christensen

Dr. Siwei Gao has been appointed to the Thomas and Rebecca Coffey Endowed Professorship in Insurance Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.

Risk Management and Insurance Major Featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek

2014 EKU Homecoming King Jonny Blount and Queen Krissie Hogan

With approximately half of its workforce nearing retirement age in the next decade, the insurance industry is anticipating at least 500,000 job openings by 2022.

Now, the challenge is to attract millennials into a career field that has been portrayed, unfairly perhaps, as a little dull.

Faculty Focus: Dr. Trish Isaacs

Dr. Trish Isaacs

This semester’s faculty focus is Dr. Trish Isaacs, EKU Associate Professor of Accounting. She teaches Introduction to Financial Accounting, Tax I, and the Advanced Management Accounting Seminar at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Study abroad experience creates successful international business career

INDELAC Controls poster

At Eastern Kentucky University, we not only have the best graduates, but also the best mentors!

Student-Athlete Wins National Honor in Risk Management and Insurance

James Speaks

James Taylor Speaks, Somerset, a member of Eastern Kentucky University's football team and a junior risk management and insurance major, is one of only 30 students nationwide selected for the Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program (ABSIP).

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