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Thacker Memorial Scholarship Awarded at Annual Econ Tailgate

2018 Economics Homecoming Tailgate

Economics professors, students, alumni, and friends gathered in Alumni Coliseum parking lot on Saturday, October 20, to celebrate not just EKU Homecoming, but also a very special scholarship presentation. 

O'Connor Named 2018 Distinguished Economist

Dr. Frank O'Connor at podium

A recently retired Eastern Kentucky University professor is the 2018 Kentucky Distinguished Economist, as selected by the Kentucky Economic Association.

Center for Economic Education Celebrates 43 Years

Business and Technology Center

On September 16, 1975, the Center for Economic Education was established in cooperation with the Department of Secondary and Higher Education in the College of Education. The Center has been providing valuable material and training opportunities to public schools for 43 years.  

EKU Student from Clark County Receives Thacker Memorial Scholarship in Economics

EKU Economics Government Thacker Award Homecoming Tailgate

Zachary Stone, a senior economics major from Winchester, is this year’s recipient of the Kyle J. Thacker Memorial Scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University.

Dr. Cynthia Harter Honored for Work in Economic Education

Dr. Cynthia Harter

Typically, research in economic education doesn’t measure the effectiveness of financial literacy programs in the elementary and middle grades.

Economics Scholarship Honors Memory of Graduate Kyle Thacker

Thacker family with Fred Ruppel and President Benson

When they graduated with bachelor’s degrees in economics in May 2012, twins Kyle and Keith Thacker of Somerset pledged that, wherever they were in life, they would never miss the program’s annual reunion at Eastern Kentucky University.

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