Dear campus community,
Congratulations 2020 EKU graduates! The challenges we faced this semester were unprecedented, but you boldly adapted and persevered through rapidly changing circumstances. Along with the tireless effort you put toward earning your EKU degree, your flexibility and persistence toward achieving your goals will no doubt take you far in life.
EKU’s eighth president, Dr. Robert R. Martin, spoke of the greatness of Eastern and the impact education has on the lives of those who seek it. He also spoke of the conviction that would be needed by faculty, staff and students to pursue a destiny of greatness with an unwavering spirit to reach our reward. I know we embodied all of these attributes together as we finished the race strong, and I know that as Colonels we will not stop here, but we will carry forward and pursue opportunity and greatness in all that we do.
Thank you, students, faculty and staff, for shifting to a remote learning environment and pushing through the semester. Not only did we take on this great challenge together, but did so with class, courage and selflessness. Take pride in all that you have accomplished. The Class of 2020 will forever be a significant part of EKU’s history!
Remember, we are One Eastern
David T. McFaddin
Interim President, Eastern Kentucky University
Published on May 08, 2020