Making a Difference


Ray Gustave, Ray's Reflection Pay It Forward scholar, Ray Gustave, sat down with Perry to talk about his community service, his experience with the Diversity Office, and his most important achievements.
Becca Coleman, Diversity Office Scholar, talks about her EKU experience and her work outside of campus
Liubitza Mendoza-Aguazul and Jeniffer Paxtle-Granjeno talk about their community service
Dylan Hanshaw shares his experience with the Diversity Office Scholarship Program and why he joined the military
Victoria "Raven" Garcia discusses some of her work around EKU's campus and her community
Ivan Olivas shares his experience with DACA and the rally/protest that he attended in Washington, DC
 Latrell Floyd, former scholar, talks about his community service work

Distinguished EKU Alum Gives Back

The Diversity Office's 2018 Black History Month speaker, Vince Coakely share valuable advice to EKU students (click here for highlights)

Vince Coakley


Advancing Kentucky and Impacting the World: Training Resource Center Employee Participates in International University Forum

Katie Ryan Fotiadis, Training Specialist for the EKU Training Resource Center, University Training Consortium and ECE-TRIS attended the University Forum for Human Resources Development 2016: "Leadership, Diversity and Changing Practices in HRD in a Global Context"

MERR (Minority Educators Recruitment and Retention) Loan Forgiveness Program Awarded $65,000

Dr. Norman Powell, MERR Coordinator, was awarded $65,000 by the Kentucky Department of Education for 2016-17.

EKU Earns Excellence in Diversity Award

Eastern Kentucky University is one of only two institutions in Kentucky to receive the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight into Diversity magazine.



EKU Receives Minority Access Award

Dr. Forde will accept the award at their 17th Annual Conference on October 1, 2016 in Washington D.C..

EKU Professor Recognized for Thirty Years of EMS Certification

Dr. Sandy Hunter, has been recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.


EKU Assistant Professor to Graduate from Leadership Madison County

Dr. Doris Crawford, Asst. Professor in the College of Education, is slated to graduate from Leadership Madison County (LMC) Class of 2015-2016.


EKU Professor Selected to Serve as MLK Visiting Scholar at MIT

Dr. Kishonna Gray, author of “Race, Gender and Deviance on Xbox Live” and frequently sought by media for her expertise, will teach classes, speak at forums, participate in seminars and conferences as she continues to work on her second book, “Punishing Blackness in Digital Culture.” MIT selected only six educators for its MLK program.

EKU College of Justice Safety's Paramedic Recruitment Initiative for Diversity in EMS (PRIDE) Scholarship

Destiny Shumake was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a graduate of DuPont Manual Magnet High School, class of 2012. Destiny is a volunteer with the Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Kentuckiana Mentors Program.  Prior to transferring to EKU, she attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., as a scholarship student, where she completed her general education requirements.

Currently, Destiny is working on her EKU Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Medical Care (Administration Track) and is the first recipient of the EKU College of Justice Safety's Paramedic Recruitment Initiative for Diversity in EMS (PRIDE) scholarship.

McNair Scholar Awarded to Aggie Williams' Junior & Senior Years

"Call to Action"

Assistant Professor in the College of Education & Model Laboratory School Administrator, Dr. Doris Crawford, presented at the 2016 Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) Conference.

EKU Associate Professor Earns National Recognition

Pamela Parry, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, edited a book that was a finalist for a prestigious national book award.

EKU Senior One of Only 30 in the World Accepted into Humanity in Action Program in Atlanta

Symone Purcell, one of 30 American and European college students and graduates headed to Atlanta this summer for the 2016 Humanity in Action Program, thanks to a prestigious John Lewis Fellowship.