Dr. Richard Elmer Jaggers
Jaggers Room ceremony 25 Aug
Eastern Kentucky University
The Jaggers Room was originally dedicated in 1973 as a meeting room in the Student Union building.
In 2019 the Student Union was renovated, and in 2020 the Jaggers Room was repurposed as the EKU Veterans Center.
The dedication ceremony was held on August 25th, 2020. You can watch a 5-minute snippet on YouTube.
There are many positive points around this!
First, the University continued to honor my grandfather's service to Kentucky education in general and his connection to the University in particular.
Next, it is entirely appropriate that the next use was to serve US military veterans.
- Dr. Jaggers' oldest son, Gerald, was a pilot in World War II
- His other son, my father, served in the Air Force for over two decades
- Two of his grandchildren served in Vietnam