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The Department of Management, Marketing and International Business at Eastern Kentucky University has announced its Patterson Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year.

The Patterson Scholarship is the largest privately funded endowed scholarship fund at EKUs. Since its establishment in 1997, the endowment is made available to student applicants who have already declared a major in business and marketing education, general business, management, or marketing.

The 2017-18 Patterson Scholars are:

·         Kyle Best (Freshman-Marketing), Lancaster, Kentucky

·         Jacob Bennett (Junior-Professional Golf Management), Sharpsville, Indiana

·         Daniel Bevins (Senior-Management), Richmond, Kentucky

·         Ethan Brown (Freshman-Management), Olive Hill, Kentucky

·         Lyndsey Burke (Sophomore-General Business), Ashland, Kentucky

·         Lucy Burkhardt (Junior-Management & Marketing), Stoney Fork, Kentucky

·         Madison Crump (Freshman-Entrepreneurship), Argillite, Kentucky

·         Isabella Dunn (Freshman-International Business), Louisville, Kentucky

·         Kassidy Easterling (Freshman-International Business & Management), Richmond, Kentucky

·         Jeremy Gregory (Junior-Professional Golf Management), Algonquin, Illinois.

·         Karissa Hardesty (Sophomore-Professional Golf Management), Brandenburg, Kentucky.

·         Madison Harris (Junior-Music Marketing), Olive Hill, Kentucky.

·         Zachary Hart (Freshman-Music Marketing), Corbin, Kentucky.

·         Jackson Hurtt (Junior-International Business & Management), Taylor Mill, Kentucky.

·         Caitlyn Kirchoff (Sophomore-Marketing), Henderson, Kentucky.

·         Tim Lumbrix (Senior-Global Supply Chain), Louisville, Kentucky.

·         Alexandra Newnam (Senior-Marketing), Richmond, Kentucky.

·         Mason Northcutt (Freshman-International Business), Frankfort, Kentucky.

·         Ian Radabaugh (Freshman-Professional Golf Management), Archbold, Ohio

·         Jessica Ralston (Junior-Management), Lexington, Kentucky

·         Olivia Reichenbach (Freshman-Marketing), Somerset, Kentucky

·         Trevor Ridner (Freshman-Human Resource Management), Ferguson, Kentucky

·         Elizabeth Sanders (Sophomore-Human Resource Management), South Shore, Kentucky

·         Masi Sanders (Senior-Management & Marketing), Somerset, Kentucky

·         Sarah Sparks (Sophomore-Human Resource Management), Lancaster, Kentucky

·         Dalton Stanley (Senior-Global Supply Chain), Richmond, Kentucky

·         Logan Thomas (Sophomore-Professional Golf Management), West Chester, Ohio

·         Josuha Wallin (Sophomore-Professional Golf Management), Double Spring, Alabama

Each student will be awarded $1,500 per semester for two semesters. Requirements for the scholarship are a minimum 24 ACT score and a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students submit three letters of reference, and consideration is given to evidence of leadership and work-related activities.

While this scholarship may be renewed annually, the endowment is entirely conditional upon student involvement in the following areas:

·         Academics

·         Leadership

·         Networking/Social

·         Recruitment

·         Service

Each student scholar is required to attend at least one Spotlight event or other department recruitment event to meet with students and answer questions about the Department of Management, Marketing and International Business to fulfill the service obligation. “They are the face of the department,” said Beth Polin, chair of the Patterson Scholarship Committee.

Aside from recruitment and service obligations, student scholars are also expected to assume leadership roles in campus student organizations and strive to maintain a high level of academic success.

For more information about the Patterson Scholarship, visit