The Training Resource Center (TRC) at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is recognized as a model for unique and innovative university-based programs for human service training systems. The primary goal of TRC is to enhance the delivery of education, training, and professional development activities to clients. The services of the TRC range from training of new and veteran employees to conference coordination, curriculum development and planning, job task analysis, facilitation services, and system analysis. The TRC has over $27 million dollars in external grants and contracts with various federal, state, local and private partnering agencies.
On Wednesday, November 4, 1987, the Faculty Senate voted to approve an Honors Program to attract high achieving students in Kentucky.  The Board of Regents subsequently approved the proposal on Saturday, January 16, 1988.  The first 34 students entered the program beginning in the fall semester of 1988 under the direction of Dr. Bonnie Gray , a Professor of Philosophy who was appointed by then- President Funderburk in April of that year.  Dr. Gray retired in 2008 having served as a well-known and beloved Director of the Program for 20 years. The curriculum is interdisciplinary and capped by a Senior Thesis project. Students who successfully complete all program requirements receive the "Honors Scholar" designation on their diplomas.