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Eastern Kentucky University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

On the school's seal, the dates "1874/1906" appear. An earlier institution was founded 1874 as Central University. EKU was founded by the state legislature in 1906 as Eastern Kentucky State Normal School, it became Eastern Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College in 1922, Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College in 1930, Eastern Kentucky State College in 1948, and Eastern Kentucky University in 1966.

Location:
Richmond, KY

Founding Date:
1906

Motto:
United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Team:
Colonels

Enrollment:
16,000

Official Website:
http://www.eku.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Noah Adams
Radio Personality
?   NPR senior correspondent
Sam Champion
TV Personality
13-Aug-1961   WABC-TV Weatherman
Tom Colbert
Judge
30-Dec-1949   Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court
Earle Combs
Baseball
14-May-1899 21-Jul-1976 The Kentucky Colonel, MLB Hall of Famer
Lee Majors
Actor
23-Apr-1939   Six Million Dollar Man
Dustan E. McCoy
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Brunswick
Craig O. Morrison
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Hexion Specialty Chemicals
Steve Pence
Politician
22-Dec-1953   Lt. Governor of Kentucky, 2003-07
Rex Ryan
Football
13-Dec-1962   Head Coach, New York Jets
Thaksin Shinawatra
Head of State
26-Jul-1949   Prime Minister of Thailand, 2001-06
Charles T. Wethington, Jr.
Educator
2-Jan-1936   President, University of Kentucky, 1990-2001
Chuck Woolery
Game Show Host
16-Mar-1941   The Love Connection, etc.

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Earle Combs
Baseball
14-May-1899 21-Jul-1976 The Kentucky Colonel, MLB Hall of Famer
Joseph E. Lambert
Judge
c. 1946   Kentucky Chief Justice

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rex Ryan
Football
13-Dec-1962   Head Coach, New York Jets


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