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EKU Student-Athlete Graduation Rate Rises


Eastern Kentucky University student-athletes are graduating at a rate of 86 percent, up from 82 percent last year, according to the NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report released by the organization recently.

Graduation Rate More Than Doubles in 8 Years

EKU Grad

The four-year graduation rate at EKU continues its steady rise, and has now more than doubled in an eight-year span. Roughly one in three students from the Fall 2014 freshman cohort graduated in four years. The 32.7 percent record is up from 29.98 just a year ago and well above the 15.67 mark for the 2006 freshman cohort.

QEP Leader Profile: Dr. Gill Hunter

Gill Hunter

EKU's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) recently did a feature on QEP leader and Executive Director of Retention and Graduation, Dr. Gill Hunter. 

Summer Breakaway - a study of Dr. Karen Gross' book Breakaway Learners

Breakaway Learners

Eastern Kentucky University is full of students who are breaking away from something to create a brighter future for themselves, and Dr. Gill Hunter refuses to let them slip through the cracks.

Matt Schumacher Receives Community Service Award


Congratulations to Senior Director of Student Success, Matt Schumacher, who was awarded the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty/Staff Community Service Award for his willingness and ability to lead the university in making a difference for all students.

EKU Ranks 7th Nationally for Services to Vets


Eastern Kentucky University ranks seventh nationally, and tops in Kentucky, among the best colleges and universities for military veterans, according to College Choice.

Future Brighter Now for Native Haitian

Kevely Dumay

Eastern Kentucky University Senior Kevely Dumay is the model student. Along with his 3.7 GPA, he is a McNair scholar, Chamber Colonel, a member of EKU’s Marketing Club, and will spend next semester as an intern at the state capitol. However, the future wasn’t always so hopeful for the native Haitian.

Liberia Native "Model Student Scholar"

Aggie Williams (foreground) with Dr. Lindsay Calderon

Acclaimed by her professors as “the model student scholar,” Eastern Kentucky University senior Aggie Williams is a living example of the power of hard work and dedication.

NOVA Director's Lasting Legacy

Jane Tinsley

August 31, 2017 marked the end of an era for Eastern Kentucky University and its NOVA program, as Jane Tinsley ended her long, distinguished run with the program. A 1982 graduate of Union College, Jane began working as a Counselor with EKU NOVA in 1989. In the mid-1990’s Jane became the Assistant Director, working for the highly-influential Kate Williams in that capacity for many years.

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