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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

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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.

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.

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