Eastern Kentucky University ‘Dreamer’ named Student of the Year by Collegiate Honors Council

Seventeen years ago, almost to the day, Omar Salinas Chacón entered the United States through Atlanta, Georgia. His working-class parents, escaping a bloody civil war, gang violence and extreme poverty in El Salvador, fled to America with little more than a dream: that Omar and his brother would one day enjoy “a better life than they did … not only live, but thrive.” They call them “Dreamers,”...

EKU honors program endowment to receive additional $300,000 from Chinese business executive

Since 1990, the Eastern Kentucky University Honors Program has sent more than 900 student presenters to the annual conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council – a number that far surpasses that of any other Honors college or program in the nation. Now, a recent endowment gift will enable EKU Honors students to “extend and deepen the program’s tradition of excellence and national leadership,”...