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Published in Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Fall/Winter 2015, Volume 16, Number 2.
Even with America in the midst of the Great Depression in the 1930s, Herman Donovan, then President of Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College, refused to cut corners on quality or make excuses. Bear in mind that our region contains what are to this day some of the poorest counties not just in Kentucky but in the entire nation. In that era, many students arrived at our Richmond campus with not much more than a knapsack and a dream.