Inside Look

Third Generation EKU Grad Empowers Future Banking Industry Leaders

Matt Evans

As president, CEO and owner of Bankers Service Corporation, a bank consulting and auditing firm in Lexington, Kentucky, Matt Evans knows firsthand what skill sets are necessary to succeed in today's banking regulatory environment.

AFIS selects Joshua Boone as 2017 distinguished alum

Joshua Boone

EKU's Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems, along with the School of Business, is pleased to announce that Mr. Joshua boone has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2017.

Mr. Boone will be honored during a presentation on Friday, April 21, 2017, at the annual College of Business and Technology College to Careers Conference.

Ginnan Speaks to EKU Finance Students

Jeff Ginnan, Executive Vice President for Central Bank Investment Center

Jeff Ginnan, Executive Vice President for Central Bank Investment Center and former UK Basketball player visited Ms. Maggie Abney's FIN 201, Personal Money Management class on April 12th to discuss the growing career opportunities in the Financial Services Industry.

Banking and Finance to Host Meet-up, April 6

Banking and Finance Meetup graphic

In a sector-focused networking event, EKU's finance program will host its 1st Annual Banking and Finance Meetup on April 6. The meetup will be held on EKU's campus in the Business and Technology Center, Dr. Janna P. Vice Atrium.

Alumni Spotlight: Kelsey Snyder

Kelsey Snyder, class of 2016

Kelsey Snyder, May 2016 graduate from Eastern Kentucky University, holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration in Accounting with a minor in Personal Finance.

Think or Swim: Realworld Trading Challenge

l-r:Daniel Blevins, Evan Singleton and Dalton Stanley

Three EKU Finance students are about to 'Think or Swim' in a national competition. Representing Eastern Kentucky University are Daniel Blevins, Evan Singleton and Dalton Stanley in the TD Ameritrade U Think or Swim Challenge.

Innovative Entrepreneurial Class Engages in Team Building Experience

Innovative Entrepreneurial Class Engages in Team Building Experience

Bringing innovation to the classroom, School of Business faculty combined their talents giving students highly engaging learning experiences.

Study: Commercial banker shortage worries banks

James Dornbrook Reporter | Kansas City Business Journal | May 12, 2016

A new nationwide study by Bank Director magazine showed banks are having a hard time finding enough experienced commercial lenders to hire, making it difficult for them to grow their loan portfolios as fast as they'd like.

Entrepreneurial Students Collaborate with Madison County Schools on Guardian Safety Project

Entrepreneurial Students Collaborate

School of Business students are engaging in an interdisciplinary high-impact learning project, resulting in a fascinating outcome. 

Ms. Maggie Abney is an experienced banker, and Ms. Laura Barthel is a seasoned entrepreneur. Throughout the semester, Abney’s Entrepreneurial Finance (FIN 310) collaborates with Barthel’s Entrepreneurship (CCT 270).

Banking Students Visit Lexington Financial Headquarters

L-r: Matt McNeil, Kelsey Snyder, Tia Owen, Audra Hall, Abney, Jonathan Davis

Last week, EKU banking students, under the guidance of the instructor Maggie Abney, visited the Central Bank headquarters in downtown Lexington. After a brief luncheon, students met with Executive Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing, Steve Kelly.  Mr.