Browse Interviews (44 total)

Roland Wierwille was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to German parents. He attended the University of Cincinnati for one semester to play basketball, but came to EKU on a basketball scholarship in 1958, majoring in physical education and economic education. In this interview, Wierwille describes attending EKU and coaching at Transylvania University and…

Dr. Dionne Smith is from Lexington, Kentucky, and originally attended the EKU Physical Education Program. In her interview Ms. Smith talks about being a student at EKU, her first impressions, dorm life in Sullivan Hall, playing basketball and running track, and becoming a Parks and Recreation Administration major. She also comments on campus…

Jay Chanley was born in East Orange, New Jersey but attended school in Miami, Florida. He came to EKU for the swim team. Mr. Chanley recounts why he chose EKU, his coaches and other swimmers, and the program being one of the best in the nation. He talks about his reaction to the dropping of the swim team and how he opposes reinstating it. He speaks…

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 Johnson speaking at his graduation.

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

In this interview, William Lacefield, Superintendent of Shelby County Schools, discusses his background, the merger of city and county schools, students from surrounding counties, school boards, and the school system's budget.

In this inteview, Robert Arwin, Superintendent of Oldham County Schools, discusses his background, decision to become an adminstrator, and problems concerned with growth. He also comments on the staff, school boards, and changes that have taken place.

In this interview, Alex Eversole, Superintendent of Perry County Schools, discusses his background, education, and military service. He also comments on school boards, problems in the system, his decision to leave the Perry County School System.

In this interview, Sovel Stephens, Superintendent of Russell County Schools, discusses his education, why he came Superintendent, the school board and elections, along with his duties and daily activities.

In this interview, John W. Marsee, former Superintendent of Garrard County Schools, discusses his education, his prior positions, the Marsee family, and his duties as Superintendent. He also comments on problems he faced and other issues.

In this interview, Charles Harris, Superintendent of Somerset City Schools, discusses his education, his years at WKU, why he made a career in educations, prior positions, and other issues dealing with his job as Superintendent.

In this interview, Hugh Adams, Jr., Superintendent of Jessamine County Schools, discusses the problems of his position and also the things that he enjoys about being a Superintendent.

In this interview, the former and current Superintendents of Lee County School discuss how they became Superintendents, the School Boards and their relationships with them, and the changes that have been made in the system over the years.

In this interview, Elbert Hudson, Superintendent of the Lee County School system, discusses his education, prior positions, the School Board, size of his system, and contributions and problems in Lee County.

In this interview, Ernerst Wiggins, Superintendent of East Bernstadt Schools, discusses his education, former jobs, military service, previous coaching jobs, and other various aspects of the job of Superintendent.

In this interview, Othella Gaskins, Retired School Superintendent of Russell County Schools, discusses his education, the School Board and elections, conrtibutions he made during his time, and his many experiences as an educator and administrator.

In this interview, Kenneth King, Superintendent of Mercer County Schools, discusses his education, pros and cons of being Superintendent, the School Board, lack of dedication by teachers, athletics, and the negative aspects to his job.

In this interview, Robert Osborne, Superintendent of Lynch Independent Schools, discusses his education, the Lynch School System, prior positions, and many problems he has faced. He also discusses the School Board, and decision makers in Harlan County.

In this interview, Vernon Miniard, Superintendent of the Monticello School System, discusses his family and background, his time working for Blue Diamond Coal Co., as well as his time in the military and education. He also discusses school boards, problem

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 boards, and

In this interview, William Hall, Retired Assistant Superintendent of Laurel County Schools, discusses his background and education, problems of the Superintendent, the School Board, and his decision to leave Letcher County. He also comments on the proble

In this interview, Ralph Nevels, Superintendent of McCreary County Schools, discusses his background and education, School Boards and Elections, the major problems of his school system, and his duties. He also comments on Union College, relations with peo

In this interview, Al Sullivan, Superintendent of Adair County Schools, discusses his background and educational experiences, and many positions held prior to becoming Superintendent. He also comments on School Boards, problems of the system and the Super

In this interview, Robert Polston, School Superintendent of Clinton County, relfects on his 25 years in this position and offers his opinions on the progress of Clinton County.

This is part one of a five part series with George W. Robinson. Robinson's family is from Wisconsin and Iowa. In this interview he gives his family history and reflects on growing up in Iowa. He was in a program called V-12 during World War II at Oberlin College.

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 position to devote himself to teaching full time.

Glenn Presnell was an All American Football player at Nebraska, and an All Pro running back with the National Football League's Ironton, Portsmouth, and Detroit franchises. He joined EKU's football coaching staff in 1947, where he eventually became head coach. He also served as the Athletics Director and coach for the golf team before his…

Glenn Presnell was an All American Football player at Nebraska, and an All Pro running back with the National Football League's Ironton, Portsmouth, and Detroit franchises. He joined EKU's football coaching staff in 1947, where he eventually becoming head coach. He also served as athletic director and the coach for the golf team before retirement…

This interview with Charles "Turkey" Hughes is on his athletic career at the University of Kentucky. He was a prominent coach and teacher in the Physical Education Department at EKU in the 1930s and 1940s.

CHarles "Turkey" Hughes, a Kentucky native, was a prominent coach and teacher in the EKU Physical Education department during the 1930s and 1940s. In this interview, Hughes discusses athletes at both UK and EKU. Hughes also discusses how the Great Depression and WWII affected EKU students.

In this interview, Charles "Turkey" Hughes discusses the athletics department and the supportive attitude it received from EKU's presidents. He felt the professors in the physical education department were outstanding. Hughes also discusses the problems he faced and the great athletes he had coached.

Dr. T.C. McDaniel is a native of Burning Springs, Kentucky. He was born in 1914 and attended Eastern from 1930-34. Dr. McDaniel is a close personal friend of Dr. Robert R. Martin and yhey had been classmates together at Eastern. Dr. McDaniel is currently a practicing physician in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mr. Donald Feltner received his B.A. and M.A. at Eastern and has served as Director of Public Affairs since the mid-1950's. He had a close working relationship with Dr. Martin on many important projects.

Teacher,Class of 1942

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.
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