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CBT Distinguished Senior Lacy Griffith fought back tears as she reflected on her time at Eastern while accepting her award at the April 16 University Scholars Assembly. Thirteen students, recipients of the highest awards from EKU’s five academic colleges, were honored during the annual event. In addition, a fellowship award for Phi Kappa Phi was presented and Honors Scholars, Phi Kappa Phi initiates, and all participants in the Posters at the Capitol and the UP Showcase were recognized.
Dr. Janna Vice has been appointed as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at EKU.
Vice has served as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs since July 2009 and as Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs at EKU since 2007. She joined the EKU business faculty in 1974 and served from 1999 to 2007 as Associate Dean of the University’s College of Business and Technology.
“I am honored and privileged to serve this great institution that we all love,” Vice said. “EKU is on a mission, and I am very excited to be part of the effort as we move forward together.”
Authors Marie Mitchell, left, and Rebecca Mitchell-Turney
“Road to Pleasant Hill,” co-authored by communication instructor Marie Mitchell, has been placed on the prestigious Kentucky Bluegrass Awards Master List for grades 3-5. Only 10 books were selected by a committee of the Kentucky Reading Association for this age group for 2010-11.
The University’s annual Retirement Banquet, held April 21, honored, from left, Dr. Barbara Ramey, Dr. Pete Kensicki, Dr. Karen Janssen, Scott Prater, Brenda Foley, Nina Ratcliffe, Dr. Joanna Dickey, and Dr. Billy Thames. At far right is President Doug Whitlock.
Sara Murphy is definitely not a traditional student and the road to where she is now would not be described as easy.
That she will graduate from Eastern Kentucky University next year with a master’s degree in Safety, Security & Emergency Management is a testament to her dedication. That dedication also helped her earn the U.S. Department of Education’s Emma Byrd Scholarship.
Dr. Jan Colbert is a CPA and a certified internal auditor, as well as a Certified Forensic Accountant. She has published more than 100 articles in journals such as the Forensic Examiner, Journal of Forensic Accounting, Internal Auditor, and Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. In addition, she has written chapters in books and authored a Continuing Professional Education course for CPAs on forensic accounting. She is on the graduate faculty in EKU's College of Business and Technology and teaches accounting and statistics in the MBA program as well as auditing at the undergraduate level. Hear what Dr. Colbert has to say about her scholarship in her first interview for the Focus on Scholarship webcast series here
Laura Melius, Director of Career Services
Laura Melius, Director of Career Services, is featured in this ongoing series designed to allow EKU leaders and others in prominent positions to discuss their roles as well as campus issues. Melius, who came to Eastern as a student in 1971, began working at the University in 1976 and in Career Services in 1979. A "Colonel through and through," she holds an associate degree in Business, a bachelor's degree in Business Education, and an MBA, all from EKU.
Tanea Reed, Chemistry, was awarded $24,903 from Morehead State University for research involving a proteomic analysis of oxidatively modified glycolytic proteins in a novel Down Syndrome Model. Funding is provided through the Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KRBIN).
Amanda Waterstrat, Biological Sciences, was awarded $25,000 for research on the regulation and cellular consequences of Slit2 Expression. Funding is provided through the Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KRBIN).
Tyler Smith, Biological Sciences, was awarded $921 from the Kentucky Academy of Sciences for a study assessing the development of late-successional structural heterogeneity in older second growth forests of the Cumberland Plateau of Eastern Kentucky.
William Davis and Tim Ross, Technology, were awarded $11,368 from the Kentucky Department of Education to provide technical upgrade training for career and technical educators.