For the second consecutive year, an Eastern Kentucky University senior has been named a Tillman Military Scholar.
Christopher Stanfield, a political science major from Winchester and U.S. Army veteran, is one of 60 Tillman Military Scholars nationwide. Selected from among 1,800 applicants, he will use the $6,000 scholarship to pursue a master’s of public administration degree.
Eastern Kentucky University, already home to more than 1,275 veterans and their dependents, is ranked 16th nationally among the “Best for Vets: Business Schools” by Military Times EDGE magazine.
When riots and peaceful protests were a common sight on the nation’s campuses during the latter years of the Vietnam War, Eastern Kentucky University was dedicating buildings and streets to its fallen heroes.
In sports, it might be called a dynasty in the making.
Eastern Kentucky University President Doug Whitlock will discuss EKU’s embrace of military veterans and their dependents when he participates in a session entitled “From Soldier to Student: Assessing Veteran Program Impact on Institutions” at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Eastern Kentucky University has signed a pledge to support the Education pillar of “Got Your 6” by offering supportive veteran-specific resources, programs and policies.
The second volume of “The Journal of Military Experience,” a product that originated in 2011 with student veterans at Eastern Kentucky University, brings together the works of 53 artists, authors, poets and scholars interested in teaching the world about the nature and consequence of military service.
Lt. Col. Brett Morris, Ret., has been named director of admissions at Eastern Kentucky University.
Eastern Kentucky University, nationally recognized for its commitment to helping military veterans complete their college education, now has a full-time vocational rehabilitation counselor through its participation in the VetSuccess on Campus program.
Every military veteran has a story to tell, and a three-day symposium at Eastern Kentucky University this summer aims to help them do just that.
The Military Experience and Arts Symposium, at the university’s Noel Studio for Academic Creativity July 5-7, will equip veterans with empowering creative skills and a voice.