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Graduation Speaker Cultivates Passion for Teaching at EKU

Orth addressed graduates at EKU’s 2022 fall commencement ceremony for the College of Justice, Safety and Military Science; College of Education and Applied Human Sciences; and College of Health Sciences.

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EKU Earns KEMI Destiny Award for Workplace Safety

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) has been named a 2022 Destiny Award winner from Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI) for the fourth consecutive year.

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Eric Scott Named Associate Vice President for Communication and Marketing

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) has selected Eric Scott to be the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Communication and Marketing.

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2022 Fall Commencement

Congratulations Fall 2022 graduates! We celebrated over 1,200 EKU students during two fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 3. Peers, friends and families gathered at Alumni Coliseum to honor graduates from the university’s six academic colleges. Among the top awarded degrees were psychology, occupational safety, criminal justice, nursing and aviation.​

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Reminiscing at the Family Dog

Thousands of EKU Colonels – alumni, students and community members – came to downtown Richmond for this year’s Homecoming Block Party featuring the Family Dog. For the first time in 22 years, the Family Dog opened its doors for tours for one night only. Hear some of the stories and memories from this iconic Richmond venue.