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EKU earns prestigious Gold distinction for helping veterans, dependents achieve educational dreams

Eastern Kentucky University’s long-standing national reputation for helping veterans and their dependents achieve their educational dreams just got another boost. EKU is the only university in Kentucky and one of only 72 nationwide to earn Gold distinction in the 2020-21 rankings released recently by Military Friendly (militaryfriendly.com). Of nearly 1,700 institutions that completed the annual...

Five EKU student veterans receive Forever GI Bill’s Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

Five Eastern Kentucky University student veterans recently received the Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship. The scholarship is a provision of the Forever GI Bill that gives additional benefits to students training in high-demand STEM fields. The scholarship offers students the opportunity to finish their STEM degree program or teaching certification with significantly...

EKU ranked among nation’s best in ‘Military Times: Best for Vets’ for support of military veterans

Eastern Kentucky University has long been ranked as a great school for military veterans, and this year is no different. The “Military Times: Best for Vets” 2020 rankings once again placed EKU in the top 10 percent of public universities in the nation and number one in Kentucky as the university prepares to offer new services and grants for its military and veteran students. “One of the main...

EKU Military Affairs Director Barbara Kent takes ‘school of opportunity’ mission to new level

Barbara Kent, recently-named Director of Military and Veteran Affairs at Eastern Kentucky University, has experienced the university as a “school of opportunity” firsthand. A military veteran, Kent came to EKU in 2010 as a temporary, part-time administrative assistant without a college degree. Now, in addition to earning a director position, she is preparing to graduate in May with a master’s...