EKU Centennial

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In this interview Mr. Clawson discusses his family background and education. He describes his first position as Dean of Associate Degree Programs. He also discusses the Law Enforcement Program, and other new programs such as Agriculture, Technology…

Dr. Ursel Boyd is a former professor of German at EKU. She was born in Berlin, Germany. In this interview, Boyd describes growing up in Germany and the impacts of World War II. Her reasons for coming to Kentucky are founded in the Cuban Missile…

In this interview, Dr. Jack Fletcher gives an account of his education, early life, and family background. He also discusses his military experience, work experience and graduate school. Fletcher also discusses the early days of the Planetarium,…

Ernie Weyrauch is a native of New York. In this interview he discusses his education at NYU and his interest in the library field. Weyrauch became the Director of Libraries in 1966 and was in charge of getting the library ready for Spring 1967. He…

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John Rose is a native of Clark County, KY. In this interview Rose discusses growing up on a farm and his education at EKU. He recounts his time at EKU and how it helped him prepare for his endeavors. He also discusses the building boom under…

Nancy Forderhase is a native of South Dakota and Gene Forderhase, a native of Missouri. In this interview the duo discusses their educational backgrounds and careers as history teachers. They discuses arriving at EKU in 1966 to teach. They also…

In this interview Dr. Charles Whitlock discusses his experiences on EKU campus, first as a student and later under various positions he held after he served in the Army. He discusses his opinions of presidents and the traits of a good college…

Carol Baugh is a EKU Alumni and a educator of Community Health Nursing. In this interview she discusses her education and her return to EKU to teach. She recounts problems in the department and comments on past presidents.

Robert Baugh held many positions at EKU, including faculty and administration roles. In this interview he discusses changes in departments and new programs. He also gives his opinion on past presidents. Baugh also recounts collegiate sports and the…

In this interview, Glen Kleine discusses his educational, military, and family background. He recounts his reasons for choosing journalism and the circumstances that brought him to EKU. While teaching, he established a journalism minor and initiated…

Dale Lawrenz was Director of Personnel Affairs at EKU. In this interview he discusses his career before coming to EKU. He recounts his first impressions of the campus and the challenges of the job over the years. He also comments on Affirmative…

Robert Hartwell was the Band Director at EKU. In this interview he discusses his career and education prior to coming to EKU. He recounts his first impressions of EKU and the circumstances that brought him to Eastern. Hartwell also shares details on…

Carol Teague is a native of Ohio. In this interview she discusses her education at Ohio University, meeting her husband, and coming to EKU for a teaching position where she worked as a research assistant in EKU Data Processing Department. She…

Donald Hendrickson won a scholarship to a college of his choice in a contest called Star Contest. In this interview he describes attending Grand Rapids Junior College, being in the Air Force during WWII, and attending the University of Illinois. He…

Kenneth Hansson was born in 1929 in Chicago, Illinois but grew up in Sweden before returning to the US in 1952. In this interview he discusses his reasons for coming to EKU to teach electronics courses. He describes the changes over the years and the…

Richard Vance is a native of Decatur, Illinois. He attended North Texas State College and the University of North Carolina. He taught in the Social Work Department at University of Tennessee before coming to EKU to teach in Political Science…

Alfred Patrick is a native of Amonate, Virginia. He attended a small Baptist College, Virginia Tech, and the University of Tennessee and co-authored a textbook about a shorthand system. In this interview he discusses the circumstances of coming to…

Roy Kidd is a native of Corbin, KY. In this interview, Coach Kidd discusses his reasons for coming to EKU and his first impressions. He was the quarterback for the EKU football team and on the EKU baseball team. Before becoming the EKU head coach, he…

Susan Kidd is a native of Corbin, KY and the wife of Coach Roy Kidd. In this interview she discusses her education and meeting her husband. Her employment was the Advertising Department for the "Richmond Register". Attending EKU football game's was a…

John Gump taught in the business department at EKU. In this interview he discusses his education, military experience and the circumstances of coming to EKU. He gives his opinions of the deans under whom he served and the presidents at EKU.

Tony Cox is a Madison County, KY native who attended EKU because it was close. In this interview he discusses campus life, being in a professional baseball contract, and his military and public education service. He teaches history at Madison Central…

Virginia Yeager is a native of Estill County, Kentucky. She attended EKU and earned her degree in teaching. In this interview she describes campus and her first impressions. She also reflects on teachers she had and students that stood out to her.

William Kenneth McCarty is a native of Henry County, KY. He attended EKU and became a teacher at Sulphur Elementary School. He attended UK to receive a Master's degree in Education Administration. In this interview he discusses campus life and…

Dr. Baldwin is a professor at Morehead University in Morehead KY. In this interview Dr. Baldwin discusses her family background in Michigan, and describes campus and dorm life and the instructors who influenced her.

Joan Boewe is a native of Michigan. Her education includes Michigan State University and a Fulbright to study in Germany. In this interview she discusses looking for a teaching position when she found EKU. She describes Opera Shop, a challenging…

Paul Blanchard is a native of Flint, Michigan. He attended Flint Junior College, University of Michigan, and Southern Illinois University, and also earning his PhD from the University of Kentucky. In this interview he discusses teaching at EKU, his…

Shannon Johnson, a native of Madison County, attended EKU on a football scholarship. In this interview Johnson discusses campus life, sports, and his memories of teammates. He discusses President Martin and shares his account of Vice-president Lyndon…

Bill Walters grew up in Madison County and attended EKU. This interview discusses his impressions of the school and the on-the-job experience he obtained while in college. He recounts instructors, entertainment, and his opinion of President Martin.…

Billie Moberly grew up in Greenup County before attending EKU. She recounts her first impressions of the campus and dorm life. She also discusses the impact EKU had on her life and her sustained involvement with Eastern.

Barry Omahundro grew up in Winchester before attending EKU. In this interview he recounts his first impressions of the campus beautiful. Omahundro also comments on dorm life, athletics, and First Street entertainment.

Denisa Omohundro grew up in Powell County before attending EKU. She recounts dorm life and her group of friends. She also discusses her education major and her overall impressions of the program.
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