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Superintendent of the Burgin Independent School District, EKU Class of 1962

Quality Assurance Manager at Keystone Brush and Contact Company, Inc.

In this interview, Denver Partin, Former Superintendent of Whitley County Schools, discusses his education, prior educational positions, his reasons for being Superintendent, School Boards, school enrollment, and other issues concerning the system.

In this interview, Clarence Bates, Superintendent of Wayne County Schools, discusses his background and education, prior positions held,and his lifetime of education. He also comments on school boards, problems he has faced, and how he spends the…

In this interview, Charles Parson, Superintendent of Rockcastle County schools, discusses his family and background, his education at different institutions, and his prior educational positions held. He also comments on his time at EKU, school…

In this interview, Roy Camic, Superintendent of Boyle County Schools, discusses his personal and educational background, his military service, and positions held prior to becoming Superintendent. He also comments on his reasons for wanting to become…

In this interview, Russel Roberts, School Superintendent for Madison County Schools, discusses his personal background, education, and his prior teaching and coaching experiences. He also comments on School Boards, problems in the school system, and…

In this interview, John Brock, Superintendent of Rowan County Schools, discusses his background and education, his decision to go into administration, and prior positions held. He also comments on problems he faces as superintendent as well as…

In this interview, Willie Watkins, Retired Superintendent of Casey County Schools, discusses his teaching and administrative career, the trends he witnessed, the various relationships he built throughout his tenure.

Dr. George Hamilton Tapp was a well-known Kentucky historian who spent most of his career teaching and writing. Dr. Tapp started his career teaching at various schools and institutions such as Pike County High School, Eastern Kentucky University…

Adron Doran, House Speaker in 1950 and Kentucky's Representative in the Southern Education Regional Board, discusses his involvement with KET during its formative years. Doran was a liaison of sorts under the Governor Wetherby, who did not give ETV…

James Harris discusses KET's early philosophy on educational television, its stated priorities, and his involvement with KET during its formative years. Harris established EKU's TV production facility with a KET provided $200,000 budget. The initial…

Virginia Yeager discusses growing up in Estill County during the early 20th Century. Being the oldest child in her family Yeager took on a great deal of responsibility at a young age; she eventually became a school teacher at 17 years old. Other…

Allen speaks of experiences over the years along the Kentucky River.

Gillock shares stories of grandfather who lived at Monterey on the Kentucky River.

Elder shares some memorable experiences on the Kentucky River.

Fredric Ogden is a native of New York. In this interview Ogden discusses growing up on a farm and his education. He was in the military during World War II and married. He discussed racial tensions while at University of Alabama and the Arthree Lucy…

This is part five of a five part series with George W. Robinson. In this interview, Robinson continues his discussion over history department changes. He discusses the tension between Central University College and the College of Arts and Sciences.…

This is part four of a five part series with George W. Robinson. In this interview Robinson continues his discussion on teaching at EKU. He comments on both President Martin and President O'Donnell, and various EKU programs. He also discusses his…

This is part three of a five part series with George W. Robinson. In this interview Robinson continues his discussion on college teaching. He is hired at Washburn University. Robinson left Washburn and returned to Wisconsin for classes. He discusses…

Harvey Lafuze, an Indiana native, came to Eastern in 1939 and retired in 1976. He was Eastern's photographer from 1950 till 1960. In this interview he discusses his educational background, the Great Depression, and his first teaching job. Lafuze also…

Glenna Sprinkle Dean, a native of Pennington Gap, Virginia, was influenced to become a teacher. In this interview she discusses attending college later than she wanted due to economic hardship in the family.

Valley Megee grew up in rural Mercer County, Kentucky and began attending EKU in 1925. Upon completion it was suggested she go teach in the Appalachian Mountains, in which the community accepted her. She discusses the funds to build and teachers from…

Henry Martin served as Dean of Students at Eastern Kentucky University under President Martin. In this interview, Martin reflects on his education at Berea College, his military service in the Navy, and his role as the EKU dormitory director.

Chad Middleton, a native of Lincoln County, Kentucky, shares his memories of the Great Depression and WWII in this interview. After his military service he returned to school at EKU. Middleton also discusses various EKU instructors, his time as an…

Dixie Mylum, a Kentucky native, joined EKU's faculty in 1965 and taught in the Department of Social Science until her retirement in 1984. Mylum was instrumental in the development of the department's curriculum and served the university for four…

Ivol Parker is a native of Kentucky. A graduate of Berea College, Columbia University, and the University of Louisville where she received her PhD. Parker taught at EKU in the English Department from 1977 until her retirement in 1984. This interview…

Donald Smith is a veteran of World War II and the Vietnam conflict. He was commissioned in the US Army and retired in 1964 with the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Military Police Corps. He obtained bachelor's and master's degrees from EKU and…

This interview with Robert Hungarland is part one of three part series. Part one is omitting his World War II service so as to be included in parts two and part three. Hungarland, a Arkansas native, obtained his MBA degree and decided to enter…

In this interview, Fredric Ogden, a New York native who came from a dairy farm background, discusses a certified position in Maryland, his marriage, and his military service. Ogden came to EKU in 1961, to serve as Political Science Department Chair.

This interview with Robert Hungarland is part three of a three part series. Hungarland continues to describe his military service during World War II in this interview. He discusses his travels to Calcutta, India to join OSS communication units…

Dr. Smith Park is a native of Madison County, Kentucky. Park was a faculty member of EKU for over forty years in Mathematics. In this interview he discussed living on a farm which was taken over as part of Blue Grass Army Depot in the early 1940s.

Fred E. Darling was an EKU faculty member, track coach, supervisor of the athletic tower, assistant dean of men, and the intermural sports director. In this interview, Darling details his career and the reason why he voluntarily ended his coaching…

Dean and Grace Gatwood married in 1940 and came to EKU in 1947. Mrs. Gatwood worked as a secretary and an Administrator in Central University College, before becoming an art professor at EKU. In this interview, Mr. Gatwood comments on some designs he…

Alfred S. Portwood attended UK and played football, before he came to coach at EKU. In this interview, he comments on various sports cultures, including football, basketball, baseball, and tennis, and the players he coached. He also discusses his EKU…

In this interview, Kelly and Mary John Thurman both discuss the Great Depression, the WPA and other Government Programs. They came to EKU in 1966 where Mr. Thurman taught and Mrs. Thurman worked at the library. They felt students had changed over the…

In this interview, Rodney and Viola Gross discuss their educational backgrounds, and Mr. Gross details the role of the Board of Regents and his time as an EKU Regent.

In this interview Ernest Adams, an EKU graduate, shares his memories as a student at Buckeye Schools and, later, as a teacher. He comments on both the weaknesses and strengths of Buckeye High School.

This interview with Robert Hungarland is part two of a three part series. Hungarland, an Arkansas native, entered the Army Signal Corps in 1942. In this interview he reflects on the training he received and his decision to volunteer for hazardous…