EKU School of Business: 5Q Series
Five Questions – To Help You Get to Know Us
The Eastern Kentucky University School of Business: 5Q Series is a way to get to know our colleagues, our students, our graduates and all of our Friends of EKU Business. We have a chance to hear from people who believe in EKU, from people who have a dream and find a way to realize that dream, and to hear from seasoned business professionals. And with this opportunity, we want to engage both our students and our future students, and all of our stakeholders, to give some insight on what goes on behind the scenes inside the School of Business. We want these interviews to act as an oral history, describing what went on in years past, what we’re working on today, and what we hope for the future. It helps us keep our Service Region informed, and gives us a chance to convey some of our current research topics and other significant accomplishments to our stakeholders. 5Q interviews are divided into these seven tracks: • School of Business Leadership Team • Current Students – Undergrad & Graduate • Degreed Business Alumni • Friends of The School of Business • Faculty in the School of Business • Staff supporting the School of Business and • Retired Faculty from the School of Business
7 months ago

Ep. 020 - 5Q's with Mr. Dale Morgan, 2009 Accounting Grad and Distinguished Executive Speaker

5 Questions with Dale Morgan

Episode Notes

Ep.020 - Episode Notes:

This interview was recorded on February 25, 2021.

Mr. Morgan is an EKU 2009 graduate, completing his BBA degree with a major in Accounting. He has worked as an Accountant at both UK and Perdue Universities and now works as a Finance and Investments Analyst for the Lexington Fayette County Urban Government.  Dale is also a graduate of Henry Clay High School and LCC, both in Lexington, KY. He joins us for a 5Q session in celebration of Black History Month as our Executive Speaker. Mr. Dale Morgan has been appointed to the Eastern Kentucky University, School of Business Advisory Council where he will serve as a resource of guidance and support to the School of Business. In his free time, Dale enjoys working with young people and giving back to his community.  He began Foundation47 as a life-development, leadership organization focused on improving the lives of under-served and under-represented youth. Learn more here: https://www.wtvq.com/2020/12/04/foundation47/ Dale is described as dedicated, approachable, reliable, personable, and motivated!  He is a highly accomplished professional with commendable hands-on leadership experience.  He comes to us today with the lovely Adrienne Bowles. He especially appreciates a handful of his former professors, including Dr. Oliver Feltus, Dr. Richard Fern, Dr. Maurice Reid, and Dr. Richard Chen. He recognizes the important role these, and all of his professors had in his education, and how important that education is in his successes. Quote: Advice to new grads… Break a problem down into manageable blocks, then persevere – and don’t let someone else define what success means to you. Mr. Dale Morgan

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1 year ago

Ep.019 - 5Q's with Jannah Halbert, Undergrad MGT Student

5 Questions with Jannah Halbert

Ep.019 - Episode Notes:

This interview was recorded on February 20, 2020.

Jannah is a Business Management major with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship, graduating in May 2020. She is from Martin, KY and is a member of Kappa Delta sorority where she is the VP of Finance. Jannah has also been recognized as the Distinguished Senior in Management for 2020! Congratulations Jannah!

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1 year ago

Ep.018 - 5Q's with Rev. Dr. Alvin E. Miller – A Friend of EKU Business

5 Questions with Rev. Dr. Alvin Miller, Col. US Army, Retired

Ep.018 - Episode Notes:

This interview was recorded on February 18, 2020.

Alvin E. Miller, a native of Fort Pierce, Florida, earned a Bachelor's degree in 1981 (Sociology) from EKU. Miller arrived as a "walk-on" for the football team and soon proved his value to the team earning a football scholarship. He quickly began to “sink his cleats" into the history of a winning legacy under Coach Roy Kidd in a program that went on to become a football dynasty. In 1979, the EKU Football Team won its first national championship (NCAA I-AA). Miller was selected by ABC Television and Chevrolet as Most Valuable Player (MVP) in both the semi-final as well as the championship games.

Along with his football accomplishments came other life-changing EKU student experiences. Miller joined the ROTC program and also became a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. When he received his degree in 1981, he became the first family member of five generations to graduate from college. Upon graduation, he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. Miller has received numerous awards and honors during his distinguished career. Among his many awards are the US Army Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Medal, as well as Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and Outstanding Young Men of America. Most recently, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the EKU International Alumni Association.

Having served as a Chaplain, attaining the rank of Colonel in the US Army, and earning his Doctor of Ministry degree in 1999 from Oral Roberts University, Reverend Dr. Miller is currently the pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Reverend Miller is married to his lovely wife, the former Dominique Haywood. They reside in Nashville and have five children and two grandchildren.

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1 year ago

Ep.017 - 5Q's with Mr. Ross Lingenfelder - EKU School of Business Faculty

5 Questions with Ross Lingenfelder

Ep.017 - Episode Notes:

This interview was recorded before the semester break on December 5, 2019.

Ross Lingenfelder is in his 11th year as the Player Development/Recruiting Coordinator for the PGA Golf Management program at Eastern. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Golf Management from Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC and a M.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from Eastern Kentucky University. Ross is a Certified PGA Professional in Player Development and a member of the KPGA Education Committee. Ross is married to his wife, Karis, who is a third grade teacher and they have one son, Jack who is two years old. Ross enjoys playing golf, watching sporting events, and spending time with family.

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1 year ago

Ep.016 - 5Q's with Dr. Kristen Wilson - EKU School of Business Faculty

5 Questions with Dr. Kristen Wilson

Ep.016 - Episode Notes:

This interview was recorded before the semester break on Nov 26, 2019.

Dr. Wilson is an assistant professor of Corporate Communications & Technology in the Department of Management, Marketing, and International Business in the EKU School of Business. She holds degrees from the University of Kentucky (Business Management), Eastern Kentucky University (Business Administration), and Louisiana Tech University (Computer Information Systems, Management, & Quantitative Analysis).

She lives in Richmond with her amazing husband Joe, an awesome bonus son, Justin, and three dogs—Bailey, Waylon, and Raffi. In her time off, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, coordinating the ladies’ golf league at Madison Country Club, cheering her favorite teams, traveling, cooking, exercising, and thoroughbred racing.

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1 year ago

Ep.015 - 5Q's with Dr. J. Greg Gillum, CPCC - A Friend of EKU Business

5 Questions with Dr. Greg Gillum

Ep.015 - Episode Notes:
Dr. J. Gregory Gillum was interviewed on November 22, 2109. He is a Ky native, keynote speaker, author, and acclaimed entrepreneur business coach. Greg is CEO of the humanfusion group of companies. As the lead executive coach and trainer, he specializes in leadership development applications, business performance coaching, emotional intelligence, and guiding transformational change in individuals and organizations. A frequent keynote speaker in the areas of human performance and potential, Greg spent six years on the faculty of the Medical College of Virginia, and eight years in marketing and senior management with GlaxoSmithKline. He earned his doctorate from the University of Kentucky and his professional coaching credentials from the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael California. He lives with his wife and two children on a farm in the rolling hills of Central Kentucky. Greg is kind enough to share his time and expertise in our classrooms with his friend Dr. Faridah Awang, professor of Corporate Communication and Technology here in the EKU School of Business. Thanks Greg!

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1 year ago

Ep.014 - 5Q's with Dr. Tom Martin, Exec Dir of CEDET and MMIB Faculty

5 Questions with Tom Martin

Ep.014 - Episode Notes Dr. Tom Martin was interviewed on November 21, 2019. He is the Executive Director of The Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, and Technology. He also serves as the Interim VP of Research for EKU and is an Assistant Professor of Management teaching in the School of Business. Thanks Tom for taking the time to join us for this interview.

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1 year ago

Ep.013 - 5Q's with Jonathan Reynolds, Undergraduate CIS Student

5Q's plus bonus EXTRA Q's - We keep the conversation with Jonathan rolling at the 5:40 minute mark

Ep.013 - Episode Notes:
Jonathan Reynolds was interviewed on December 4, 2019. He is a first generation college student, majoring in CIS. He is graduating with his Bachelors in Business Administration in Dec 2019. Jonathan grew up in Grant County and now lives in Powell County. He is the oldest of a mixed family with 3 sisters and 3 brothers. He currently works on campus as a student Worker in the Office of Student Life and First Year Experience. He also works summers for the EKU Upward Bound Students program, working with 10/11/12th grade high school students. Each Upward Bound session lasts 6 weeks and allows high school students from all over Kentucky to come to the EKU campus and become immersed in a university living and learning environment. Many of those participating students end up coming to EKU.

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1 year ago

Ep.012 - 5Q's with Teresa Harbett, Budget Specialist

5 Questions with Teresa Harbett

Ep.012 - Episode Notes:
Teresa Harbett was interviewed on November 26, 2019. She is a long-time resident of Richmond and has worked with a number of departments on campus. She now works in the College of Business & Technology in the Dean's Office as a Budget Specialist, keeping our programs on-track financially and also working with College grants. Thanks for taking time to talk with me Teresa!

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1 year ago

Ep.011 - 5Q's with Christina Dunavan, Undergraduate Student

5 Questions with Christina Dunavan

Ep.011 - Episode Notes Christina Dunavan was interviewed on November 25, 2019. Christina is an undergraduate student from Louisville, working on a Public Relations degree, with a minor in Criminal Justice. She is a student worker in the External Affairs Office for the College of Business and Technology. She plans to graduate in May 2020.

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1 year ago

Ep.010 - 5Q's with Dr. Tom Erekson, Dean of the College

5 Questions with Tom Erekson

Ep.010 - Episode Notes Dr. Tom Erekson was interviewed November 18, 2019.

Thomas L. Erekson is Dean of the College of Business and Technology at Eastern Kentucky University, a position he has held since August 1, 2014. Before coming to EKU he served as a Dean at Western Illinois University, a School Director at Brigham Young University, a Dean at Bowling Green State University, and he has held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Maryland, the University of Illinois, the University of Wyoming, and Northern Illinois University. He earned his doctorate and his master’s from the University of Illinois and his bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University.

Dr. Erekson has published more than 60 articles, three books, and has presented more than 100 papers at national/international conferences. He has a strong record in securing grants, including providing leadership for a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation in 2004 to establish the National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE). He has served on the boards for several professional societies, and he has served as a consultant to the U. S. Department of Education, the Navajo Nation, BoysTown, major corporations, and several school districts, colleges and universities.

Dr. Erekson and his wife, Terry, are originally from Aurora, Illinois, and they love living and working in Kentucky.

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