Honorary Alumnus Award and Grand Marshall
Jim Lundy, of Cove, first came to EOU 44 years ago, when he became the university’s business manager and later dean of finance and administration. During his tenure he played an integral role in building EOU’s business program and taught accounting, personal finance and money management courses. He also worked with new student recruitment efforts and was the coach for Eastern’s intercollegiate rodeo program for 25 years, earning him a spot in the Mountaineer Athletic Hall of Fame. He is currently a Buckskin-level member of the Mountaineer Athletic Association.
A passionate advocate for the community, Lundy served 10 years as a Cove City Council member and is currently in his third year as the town’s mayor. Prior to moving to Cove he was a member of the Island City Council. A host of other activities include Lundy’s support of the Union County 4-H group as a member of the Blue Mt. 4-H Center Board since early in its establishment. Lundy directs summer youth Bible camps and has done so for the past 30 years. He is also a member of the VFW High Valley Post 4060, having served in the U.S. Army in Korea.
In 1968 Lundy became the treasurer and accountant for the EOU Foundation. He has since seen the non-profit organization’s endowment grow from $750 to $8 million. His presence spans more than half the life of the university and he is still actively involved, serving as chair of the Foundation’s Finance and Investment Committee.