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Erie Insurance Establishes Scholarship Fund for Risk Management & Insurance Majors

Big check presentation from Erie Insurance to EKU officials

Erie Insurance Company has established a $10,000 fund to provide scholarships for students in the Risk Management and Insurance program at Eastern Kentucky University.

Scholar Athlete: Amandine Faouzi brings home pair of titles

Amandine Faouzi

Amandine Faouzi, a senior finance major from Paris, France, won the top singles and doubles brackets at the Steve Baras Fall Classic in Chattanooga.

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EKU Accounting alum opens first Hot Head Burritos in Michigan

Dave Kauscher

The first Hot Head Burritos in Michigan has opened in Livonia Plaza at 30975 Five Mile Road, Livonia.

The quick service Mexican chain born outside Dayton, Ohio, offers made-to-order Mexican fare with fresh ingredients and more than a dozen sauces ranging from mild to wild.

RMI to host Executive in Residence Oct 21-23

Mari-Jo Hill

EKU's Risk Management & Insurance program has obtained a grant from the Spencer Educational Foundation to fund a guest speaker for the 2014 fall semester. Ms. Mari-Jo Hill, Director of Risk Management for SAS Institute, Inc., will visit the EKU campus October 21-23.

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EKU Accounting hosts 'Meet the Firms' night

2013 Meet the Firms night

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, EKU Accounting will host 'Meet the Firms' night.

Held each fall, the event provides a venue for students and firms to interact in a professional setting.

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Ceirra Thompson awarded national scholarship

l-r: Burke Christensen, Ceirra Thompson, Siwei Gao

Ceirra Thompson, of Lexington, a senior risk management and insurance major at Eastern Kentucky University, has received a $5,000 national scholarship from the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation.

The scholarship was established to further the study of insurance and encourage, support and reward exceptional students who have an interest in an insurance career.

Accounting Senior Named 2014 Portz Scholar

Sam Shearer

A member of Eastern Kentucky University’s nationally prominent Honors Program is one of only four Honors students nationally to be named a 2014 Portz Scholar, a distinction awarded each year to the best Honors student research projects in the nation.

Christensen Named among 13 "Heroes" of Insurance Industry

Burke Christensen

An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member is among 13 “heroes” of the insurance industry, as identified by LifeHealthPro, an online resource for life and health insurance advisers.

CARES Grants Fund Five Community-Based Initiatives

CARES graphic

Under the supervision of Accounting faculty Dr. Patricia Isaacs, “Financial Literacy for All”  will increase financial literacy and economic resource assistance available to child care providers throughout the Coalition and the EKU service region.

Because Eastern Kentucky University CARES:

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.

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