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Richmond Native Graduates with Degree in Applied Engineering Management

Jaryn Hurd

Each semester leading up to commencement, graduating seniors from the College of Business and Technology are encouraged to apply for the honor of being the student commencement speaker on behalf of the college. Because there were so many outstanding applicants this spring, the College of Business and Technology would like to showcase a few of these students and their EKU experiences.

Jaryn Hurd, a graduating senior has shared a special connection to Eastern Kentucky University since a young age. Hurd attended the Burrier program before pre-school as well as pre-school through high school at Model Laboratory.

Due to her connection with EKU, Hurd decided to continue her college experience by pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Applied Engineering Management.  Multiple times throughout her educational journey, Hurd said she questioned her major due to the difficulty of some of the course work and academic program. However, Hurd said she wouldn’t change a thing about her journey but rather, extends many thanks to EKU professors and classmates stating she feels prepared to take on the “real world!"

Tim Ross, Professor and Chair of the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology shared this about Hurd, “During her freshman year, she was part of a team that revived the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) student organization. Her efforts, along with the team, culminated in EKU ATMAE students having the opportunity to attend the national conference and have experiences that are impossible to duplicate in the classroom. Jaryn is a wonderful person and she has earned the respect of her classmates as well as the faculty and staff in the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology.”

Hurd’s dedication to her academic and professional career has helped her to secure a position as a manufacturing engineer intern. She plans to pursue a career in quality engineering upon graduation.

Published on April 30, 2020

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