Elkhorn City is not a college town, but you might not know it these days.
Dozens of Eastern Kentucky University students, assisted by a few faculty members, are making frequent visits, helping the Pike County community (pop. 982) maximize its economic development and tourism potential and obtain “Trail Town” designation.
A project at Eastern Kentucky University honors the memory of a former EKU professor by seeking to promote and enhance economic and social justice in Appalachia.
The memory of late Eastern Kentucky University social work professor Rob Welch will live on in the work of EKU faculty, thanks to research proposals funded by the Welch Appalachian Social Justice Project.
A May 2011 graduate at Eastern Kentucky University has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Jessica Pulliam, who received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and was recognized as an Honors Scholar, will pursue a doctoral degree in sociology at Florida International University in Miami, beginning this fall.