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RPA student selected as CHS Deans Award Winner!

Nick Jackson CHS Deans Award Winner!

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) has announced the 2020 Deans Award and Nick Jackson has been named the CHS Deans Award Outstanding Senior!

Student Life Award Winners! - RPA Department and Students Recognized!

RPA Class River Sweep Trip - Red River Gorge, KY

On Thursday April 30, 2020 the Office of Student Life and First Year Experience announced the Award Winners for this past academic year 2019-2020. 

The Department of Recreation and Park Administration (RPA) was recognized with the Excellence in Service for Groups Award! The only academic department to achieve such an award!

CHS Dean's Award Winner Kenna Smith!

College of Health Sciences Dean's Award Recipient Kenna Smith!

The College of Health Sciences selected Kenna Smith to recieve the 2019 Dean's Award at the University Scholars Assembly. The College of Health Sciences Dean's Award is given to students who demonstrate academic excellence by having a high grade point average and demonstrate leadership qualities and service to the Health Sciences' professions.  

Kentucky Recreation and Park Society Award Winners!

Graduate Student Trent Hurt and Associate Professor Dr. Michael Bradley

On November 7-9, 2018, the Kentucky Recreation and Park Society (KRPS) had their 65th Anniversary Conference held at Lake Barkely State Resort Park. EKU’s Department of Recreation and Park Administration (RPA) had two very special award winners. Dr. Michael Bradley was honored with the KRPS Professional of the Year Award and Graduate student Trent Hurt received the Dr.

RPA Student honored with Rho Phi Lambda Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award!

Callie McMullin Rho Phi Lambda Outstanding Undergrad Student Award Recipient

Callie McMullin, a current Graduate Student with EKU Recreation & Park Administration was honored as the 2018 Rho Phi Lambda (National Honors Society for Parks and Recreation) Outstanding Undergraduate Student!

RPA Professor Highlighted in EKU Magazine

Dr. Brian Clark looks at the cliff faces of Kentucky's Red River Gorge

Dr. Brian Clark (RPA) and Dr. James Maples (Sociology) have brought national attention to the Red River Gorge and the world class rock climbing that can be found on the eastern Kentucky cliff faces. Their study has been published in the 2017 Journal of Applachian Studies and has been in numerous trade publications and newspapers.

RPA Majors Compete in the BattleFrog College Championship on ESPN!!

2016 EKU BattleFrog Team

Check out some of our very own RPA students competing on ESPN over the next couple of Days!

A team of four Eastern Kentucky University students will put EKU in the national spotlight June 30-July 2 when they compete in the 2016 Battlefrog College Obstacle Racing Championship on ESPN.

Red River Gorge Rock Climbing Research

Red River Gorge route 8-ball Photo by Jim Winn

Earlier this month two EKU professors, Dr. James Maples and Brian Clark presented the economic impact of rock climbers in the Red RIver Gorge to the Red RIver Gorge Climbers' Coalition, the Access Fund, and other local community leaders. Since that presentation there has been a tremendous amount of media outlets diplaying their findings. See below for some examples of a few:

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