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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 Professor Highlighted in EKU Magazine

Dr. Brian Clark looks at the cliff faces of the 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 had 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:

6th Annual RPA Chilifest Results are in!

6th Annual RPA Chilifest!

The Results are in and the 2016 RPA Chilifest Winner is Mr. Logan Parr, followed by Ms. Belinda Gonzalez and Dr. Bradley!

Thanks to all that came out and enjoyed some great Chili!

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

Ashley Twehues Rho Phi Lambda Outstanding Graduate Student Award Recipient

Ashley Twehues, a Graduate Student with EKU Recreation & Park Administration was honored as the 2017 Rho Phi Lambda (National Honors Society for Parks and Recreation) Outstanding Graduate Student!

Congratulations Ashley!

Check out this article from EKU Stories published on September 21, 2017

RPA at 2017 Kentucky Recreation & Park Society Legislative Luncheon

Department of Recreation & Park Administration at KRPS Legislative Luncheon

The Department of Recreation & Park Administration (RPA) representing EKU with over 60 students, faculty and alumni at the 2017 Kentucky Recreation & Park Society (KRPS) Legislative Luncheon in Frankfort, KY.

RPA awarded Outstanding Department from the Kentucky Recreation and Park Society!

Recreation & Park Administration Outstanding Department Award KRPS Conference

The Department of Recreation & Park Administration (RPA) receives the Outstanding Department Award at the 2016 Kentucky Recreation and Park Society (KRPS) Annual Conference!

The award recognizes a recreation department or agency (federal, state, local, university, private, or church) who has demonstrated outstanding contributions in leisure services.

RPA Undergrad takes home the Dr. Alton Little Scholarship at KRPS Conference!

Whitney Rice KRPS Banquet Award

On November 18, 2016 our very own Whitney Rice was the recipient of the Dr. Alton Little Scholarship!

Congratulations Whitney!

2016 I AM EKU


Congratulations to some of our very own Recreation & Park Administration students who received special recognition as an I AM EKU recipient!

2016 I AM EKU recipients:

Dylan Bogard

Geena Neustat

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