Browse Interviews (4 total)

Donnie Burdine details his early life in Kentucky, his troubled early years, and his enlistment in the Air Force, which was suggested by a judge. In particular, Burdine comments on his choice to work as an engineer, being stationed in Korea, friends while stationed abroad, his readjustment back to civilian life, and his opinions on war and the VA.

William Sexton was born in Carlisle, Kentucky, and attended the University of Kentucky for one semester before transferring to EKU. During his time at Eastern, Sexton moved from student to faculty, to department chair to dean, and then up to two vice-presidencies. In his interview, he describes what he has done at EKU, including leaving to join the…

Donnie Riddell, Richmond native, attended Eastern Kentucky State College in 1962, but quit after his second semester to join the Air Force. Mr. Riddell discusses his military service and his presidential appointment under Lyndon Johnson's presidency. He returned to EKU in 1979, and again in the 1990's. He remembers his professors, and the changes…

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 took a position in the EKU Music Department in 1959. He comments on the department and the changes…
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