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EKU Alumni

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Alumni from Eastern Kentucky University before 1940 discuss their personal and family histories, their careers, their student days, the university, its clubs and organizations, and the changes it has experienced over the years.

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Dr. Fred E. Darling, Athlete, Coach, Professor, Chair. College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics. Native of Glouster, Ohio. All-American Athlete, successful coach of football and track, dedicated teacher, and innovative…

Retired Teacher; EKU Alumni, Class of 1932

Retired Teacher; EKU Alumni, Class of 1932

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Allie May Harrod, Alumnus of Eastern Kentucky University. She started teaching in 1920. Mrs. Harrod discusses her College and Teaching years.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Fannie Noe Hendren Alumnus of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School graduating in 1916. Mrs. Hendren is a life long resident of Madison County. She reminiscences about Eastern and the Great Depression,…

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Ruth R. Allen a graduate of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School in the early 1920's. She was an Elementary School Teacher and for many years a Home Demonstration Agent in Fayette County. Mrs. Allen…

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Amelia Fox Vanover, graduate of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School (1922) and an employee of the Louisville School System from 1941 to 1971. Mrs. Vanover discusses her memories of the college and fellow…

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Jane Hendron Hodges, an Eastern Alumni (1937) and prominent music instructor in the Fayette Co. School System. Mrs. Hodges discusses fellow alumni and her experiences as a teacher.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Ronald Connelley, Alumni of Eastern Kentucky University graduating in the early 1930's. Mr. Connelley discusses his days spent at EKU.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Lydia Martin Garrett, Alumnus of EKU graduating in 1935. Mrs. Garrett is a long time Elementary School Teacher and Secondary School English Teacher.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Mrs. Dove Barnett Combs, Alumnus of Eastern Kentucky University. Mrs. Combs gives her educational background, teaching career and memories of her College days.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Martha G. Royer a life long resident of Louisville, Kentucky, graduating in 1924 from Eastern State Normal School. Mrs. Royer discusses her College and Teaching years.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Wilburn Barber, a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. Mr. Barber discusses his memories of the college and fellow alumni.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Charles F. Farris, alumni of Eastern Kentucky University, a 1938 Graduate. Mr. Farris discusses his education and fellow Alumni.

This is a taped interview with John Edward McConnell, alumnus of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School (1938) and a former executive with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kentucky. Mr. McConnell, his education and fellow alumni.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Ethel Merritt Lisle who now in her early nineties is discussing her College years at EKU. Also she talks of the Depression years and how they survived.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Susan H. Fields, Alumni of EKU who was born in Lincoln County, June 12, 1908.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Ruth R. Lane, alumnus of Eastern Kentucky University. Miss Lane graduated in the early 1920's. She reviews her College and Teaching years.

Fred and Edna Darling talk about their education as Eastern, football and how they met. Mrs. Darling's father was president at Morehead and she talks about him.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Mabel C. Pullen, graduate of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School (1918) and accomplished businesswoman and educator. Mrs. Pullen discusses her education at Eastern and her career as a teacher as well as…

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Emma Young Case, a 1926 graduate of Eastern Kentucky State Teacher's College and the Dean of Women there from 1932-1962. Mrs. Case discusses changes during her career and her impressions of former Eastern…

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Mary F. Richards a graduate of Eastern State Normal School in 1917. Mrs. Richards a former faculty member at EKU also Alumni Director talks of her years as a student and teacher.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Talton K. Stone an Alumnus of Eastern Kentucky University, graduating in 1928. A long time school superintendent of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Superintendent in Knott County, Kentucky, Class of 1928

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Thomas C. Little and wife Hazel Calico Little who are Alumni of EKU. They discuss their educational background also their years at EKU.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Ted C. Gilbert, former Administrator in the State Department of Education and Director of the Kentucky Council on Higher Education. Mr. Gilbert is a 1939 graduate of Eastern Kentucky State.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Robert M. Carpenter, Alumnus of Eastern State Normal School. Mr. Carpenter taught School for thirty-five years in the Madison County School System. He remembers his years at Eastern with great pride.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Walter Robert Hill, Alumnus, a 1940 graduate of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School. Mr. Hill discusses his years at Eastern and his coaching career in baseball.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Lucille Strother Hogge, age 84, a graduate of Eastern State Normal School in 1922. Mrs. Hogge discusses organizing and being first editor of the Eastern Progress in 1922. Mrs. Hogge reminiscenses about…

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Virginia H. Waters, graduate of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School (1916) and long-time teacher at Isaac Shelby Elementary School (Jefferson Co.). Ms. Waters discusses her education at Eastern and…

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Mattie T. Roberts, Alumna. Mrs. Robers is a 1933 graduate of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School. Mrs. Roberts taught School for 36 years. She reminisces about her college years and the influence…

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Anna Bales Congleton, Alumna and a 1935 graduate of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School. Mrs. Congleton reminisces about her college years and said she feels Eastern had a positive influence on her life.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Salem Moody, Attorney and a 1933 graduate of Eastern State Normal School. Mr. Moody discusses his college years.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Mary F. Richards a graduate of Eastern State Normal School in 1917. Mrs. Richards a former faculty member at EKU also Alumni Director talks of her years as a student and teacher.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Jean Stoker True, Alumna of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School. Mrs. True discusses her years at Eastern and the important influences of the University on her life.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Christine Coppage Heck, Alumna and 1932 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. This interview was conducted in conjunction with the Alumni Project of Eastern Kentucky University.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Sally Marcum, Alumna of Eastern Kentucky University. Mrs. Marcum grew up in Madison County, also taught fifth grade for twenty-six years.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Katie Carpenter, Alumna of Eastern Kentucky University. Born April 17, 1893. She is a 1928 graduate with a B.A. degree, also taught at the one-room Country Demonstration School for several years.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Emilie Wiggins, Alumna, a 1938 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and a native of Richmond, Kentucky. Mrs. Wiggins has worked many years in the National Library of Medicine and is now retired after…

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Myrtle Le Baker Watts, Alumna and a 1921 graduate of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School. Mrs. Watts was born December 8, 1896 at Tyrone, Anderson County, Kentucky.

The following is an unrehearsed taped interview with Alice Ford Mackie, Alumna of Eastern Kentucky University. This interview was taped in conjunction with the Alumni Project.

The following is an unrehearsed taped interview with Clarence Maggard, Alumnus, a 1934 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. Mr. Maggard was born 1909 at Cooncreek, Leslie County, Kentucky. He taught school also farming and dealing with coal for…

The following is an unrehearsed taped interview with Sudie Warren Reynolds, alumnus of Eastern in 1920's. Mrs Reynolds is 87 years old. Her sister Eula Mae Mahoney is also on this tape. This interview was taped in conjunction with the Alumni…

The following is an unrehearsed taped interview with Lawrence O. Martin, Alumnus of Eastern Kentucky University who for over thirty years was an employee of Eastern Kentucky University. First as a student worker, Buildings & Grounds and later for…

The following is an unrehearsed taped interview with Charley E. Gillispie, graduate of Eastern Kentucky University in the mid 70's. Mr. Gillispie was born July 16, 1947, Richmond, Kentucky. This interview was taped in conjunction with the Alumni…

The following is an unrehearsed interview with Albert L. McCarthy, a 1940 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. This interview was conducted in conjunction with the Alumni Project at Eastern Kentucky University.

The following is an unrehearsed taped interview with Grace Champion, who for many years was a teacher in Louisville and Jefferson County. She also is an Alumnus of Eastern Kentucky University. This interview was taped in conjunction with the Alumni…

The following is an unrehearsed taped interview with Hiram Brock, Jr., a 1939 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. Mr. Hiram Brock, Sr., was a Trustee of Eastern also Hiram Brock Auditorium was named for him. This interview was taped in…

Elizabeth Cane Adams, Alumna of Eastern Kentucky University, taught school for thirty-nine years. This interview was taped in conjunction with the Alumni Project at Eastern Kentucky University.

The following is an unrehearsed, taped interview with William E. Sexton, a 1957 graduate of Eastern who served as Dean of Applied Arts and Technology and as Vice President of Public Services and Special Programs at Eastern. This interview was…

Teacher, Class of 1955

Retired Minister, Class of 1933?

The following is an unrehearsed, taped interview with Glenn O. Carey, former Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University. The interview was conducted in conjunction with the Institutional History Project at…

The following is an unrehearsed interview with Norman A. Deeb, a 1947 graduate of Eastern. He holds a Ph.D in Education and currently teaches at Western. This interview is taped in conjunction with the Alumni Project.

Former President of the Eastern Alumni Association, Class of 1958

Class of 1931

Teacher, Class of 1924

Optometrist, Class of 1935

Teacher and Coach, Class of 1948

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