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Epsilon Omega Epsilon or EOE
Excellence in Online Education
Texas Woman's University
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Epsilon Omega Epsilon (EOE) is the national honor society for students in higher education pursing a degree through online education. EOE provides recognition of the academic excellence, dedication, rigor, and perseverance involved in seeking a degree through an online program. In five years, EOE will have 10 chapters associated with institutions from at least two regions of the country and will prepare to apply for affiliation with the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).
In May of 2009, a committee formed at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas to establish an honor society that will recognize the hard work, dedication and perseverance of students enrolled in one of TWU’s Distance Education programs. The founding committee members were Brandie Golleher (Bachelor of General Studies), Allison Mabry (The Office of Lifelong Learning), Amy O'Keefe (Commuter Services), Annie Phillips Newton (Commuter Services) and Anne Scott (Alumni Relations). They met for 10 months to work out details of membership criteria, benefits of joining and how to establish it as the first honor society ever to recognize the unique accomplishments of students who pursue their degree online.
Epsilon Omega Epsilon went live on March 1, 2010 by sending out membership invitations over 1,000 qualified distance learners. The inaugural membership drive went through the month of March with confirmation of membership and induction occurring in April of 2010. The EOE Board of Trustees inducted 200 inaugural members on Monday, May 3, 2010 at 6 p.m. via UstreamTV.
It is the goal of the founding committee to quickly establish a student-led governing board and to be established as a national honor society under the umbrella of the Association of College Honor Societies by 2015.
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