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EKU Aviation to Host Annual Career Day, April 2018

Aviation 2017 Career Day

Save the date! EKU Aviation is pleased to announce its 2018 Annual  Career Day.

Student Focus: Ethan Youngblood

Ethan Youngblood

Freshman Flying High after Brain Surgery

From the throes of brain surgery to the thrills of the cockpit, Eastern Kentucky University student Ethan Youngblood is soaring to new heights – literally and figuratively.

New Aviators Welcomed to EKU Aviation

New Professional Flight students pose with EKU Top Hawk aircraft

EKU Aviation welcomed new Professional Flight students to the program with a picnic lunch at the airport. Flight instructors, faculty and staff hosted new students on Saturday at the Central Kentucky Regional Airport (KRGA), which is managed by the University.

EKU Aviation Takes Top Hawk to Hendersonville

EKU Aviation representative with Top Hawk Cessna in Hendersonville

EKU Aviation is 'on the road' so to speak with a fly-in to Henderson City-County Airport (KEHR). The public use airport, located in western Kentucky, hosted its June Fly-in this week.

Randall Humphries (pictured), senior Aerospace Management management major from Maysville, accompanied flight instructor Harold Mason in the EKU Top Hawk Cessna to the event.

EKU Aviation Celebrates Spring Grads

College of Business and Technology graduation ceremony

Friday, May 12, was a special day for EKU Aviation seniors. The largest Aviation graduating class in nearly a decade joined a college-wide ceremony to receive their diploma covers and take their place among Eastern Kentucky University's newest alumni.

Earning Bachelor of Science degrees in Aviation were:

EKU Aviation Students Attend SEC-AAAE Conference

EKU Aviation students attend the SEC-AAAE Conference

EKU Aviation students recently attended the 2017 Annual Southeast Chapter Conference of the American Association of Airport Executives held in Knoxville, Tenn., from April 23-25, 2017. Attendees include: Dustin Wittman, Nate Schattner, Maggie Smith, Tyler Meredith, Jennifer Chilton, Jacob Pierce, Adam Ackerman, Cameron Sidor, Rebecca Schmid, Justin Graham, Samuel Cleary, and Mike Smith.

EKU Aviation Students Earn Prestigious Corporate Internship

l-r: Horace Hunter and Sam Elliott with the Ward/Kraft corporate jet

The sky is the limit for two Eastern Kentucky University Aviation students, Sam Elliott and Horace Hunter. Both were granted internships with Ward/Kraft Inc. Ward/Kraft, Inc. is a nationally known leader in the design and production of labels, plastics, Commercial print, mailers and Business documents including continuous, unit set, cut sheet, labels and form/label combinations.  

Project Addresses Free-Roaming Horses

A free-roaming horse grazes in Breathitt County.

What do the academic disciplines of sociology, animal studies, agriculture, wildlife management and aviation have in common?

Faculty and students from those respective departments at Eastern Kentucky University are pooling their diverse areas of expertise to address the growing presence of free-roaming herds of horses in rural southeastern Kentucky.

EKU Aviation Hosts Annual Career Day

2016 EKU Aviation Career Day students

On Friday, April 14, EKU Aviation students will be dressed to impress and ready to interview.

This year, 2017, is the Second Annual EKU Aviation Career Day - nearly a full day of interviews and networking with aviation industry professionals from around the country.

Aviation Management Students Receive Scholarships

L-R: Tyler Meredith, Nate Schattner, Dustin Wittman

Three aviation students were recently selected as recipients of the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives/Southeastern Airport Manager’s Association (SEC-AAAE/SAMA) Scholarship, an award valued at $2,000 per student.

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