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College of Business News

Katie Wiedmar

Winged Foot Wonder: The Inspirational Story of Katie Wiedmar, PGA

A PGA-Golf Management program alum, Katie Wiedmar has loved sports for as long as she can remember. Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, she played team sports like basketball and field hockey, but it was golf and its focus on the individual athlete that won her heart and has become not only a career but a lifelong passion.

Ms. Maggie Abney and a student

EKU Increases Access to Innovative Certificate Program for Working Professionals

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is opening applications to a certificate program that is the first of its kind in the United States. The Financial Technology and Cybercrime certification program is geared toward working professionals and upcoming students interested in the banking and financial industry, filling a critical need in the sector.

Joanna Ouyang

Joanna Ouyang: EKU Youngest Spring 2023 Graduates at 19

At spring commencement ceremonies on May 12, Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) recognized more than 2,000 graduates from the Class of 2023. Chia Hui Ouyang, who goes by Joanna, was this spring’s youngest graduate at 19 years old. Ouyang earned her degree in two years after starting her collegiate career at 17 years old. During the 9 a.m. ceremony held at Baptist Health Arena in Alumni Coliseum, she received a bachelor’s degree in international business.

Alumni Features

Mr. Alan Long

Mr. Alan Long | Member, Baldwin, CPAs, PLLC.

Whether as a proud EKU alum, a member of the University’s Board of Regents, or as a widely known and highly respected accounting leader, Alan Long, CPA, CITP, CGMA, ’79, is a firm believer in giving freely of one’s time, talents, and treasure to help others and to move institutions and professions forward.

Lori Holt

Ms. Lori Holt | Chief Operating Officer of The Executive Leadership Council

From a single mother determined to see her daughter reach her full potential, she learned the values of resilience, resourcefulness, and sacrifice. Growing up in diverse Dayton, Ohio, she gained understanding and empathy. At EKU, she found a “rigorous academic foundation and a safe space to evolve into a confident young woman.”

April Russell Perry

Ms. April Russell Perry | Board Chairman and CEO, Kentucky Farmers Bank

When April (Russell) Perry ’86, ’96 was a youngster, she would accompany her grandfather, bank president Charles Russell, to an empty, quiet office on Sunday afternoons and pretend to wait on customers and practice speaking through the drive-through microphone.

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EKU’s College of Business is AACSB Accredited. 

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AACSB accreditation means that EKU’s College of Business is one of the best business schools in the world. AACSB-accredited schools have better programs, better faculty, better students with higher overall GPAs, more international students, more employers that recruit from them, and graduates who receive better salaries.

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Striving for the highest standard in all we do with a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.


Maintaining a culture of acting ethically, honestly, inclusively, and respectfully to all.


Commit to doing good for others through educational opportunities and community engagement.

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