2014 - 2015 TWU Chapter Officers
Jennifer Lucas, President
Town where you live: Euless
Degree you are earning: Bachelors of General Studies
Major: General Studies with a concentration in Business and English
What do you want to do with your degree?
Continue in the field of Procurement as a buyer, and eventually move up to a management position within my current organization.
If you have free-time, how do you like to spend it?
Spending time with my husband and our two cats, Irving and Zeke; as well as spending time with our family and friends. I also enjoy reading and watching movies.
Why did you want to be an EOE Officer?
I wanted to help EOE grow and felt that I could lend my expertise.
What advice do you have for distance learners?
Time Management is KEY! Don’t let yourself get behind or you will spend the entire semester playing catch-up; stressing yourself out and struggle! Have a calendar set up so that you can list your deadlines and due dates, it’s crucial to have that right in front of you so you never have to question yourself on when something is due.
In what ways do you stay connected to TWU being a distant learner?
I am connected to several Facebook pages for TWU and several different organizations and check it for updates weekly. I also check the TWU webpage twice a week for any updates or new events.
Share anything else you would like us to know about yourself?
Let’s see I’ve ridden in a NASCAR stock car at over 150 MPH! As you can tell I’m a HUGE racing fan, my husband and I are both wanting to ride in an INDY car, and even get behind the wheel of both a NASCAR and INDY car.
Angela Johnson, Vice President
Town where you live: Plano, TX
Degree you are earning: PhD
What do you want to do with your degree? I would like to do research on issues related to diversity and inclusion
If you have free-time, how do you like to spend it? I don’t really have much free time right now. I do enjoy creative writing, reading and swimming
Why did you want to be an EOE Officer? I was really interested in getting involved with a group dedicated to distance learners because I completed my degree online. I wanted to contribute to the organization and learn more about leadership roles.
What advice do you have for distance learners? Get involved with organizations so that you feel connected to your class. If there are events on campus that you are able to attend, go to them and meet your class mates and peers. It can be an opportunity to form a friendship or build your future network.
In what ways do you stay connected to TWU being a distant learner? I frequently interact online with class mates and professors during the semester for class work and I visit the campus news page and read about things happening at school.
Lynda McClaren, Secretary
Town where you live: Aubrey
Degree you are earning: Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA)
Major: Human Resources Management
What do you want to do with your degree? Training and Development (build up the skills of employees and management); make a difference in the field with conveying to workers that HR is not there just to defend the company – HR is there truly also for the employees.
If you have free-time, how do you like to spend it? Family outings, reading, cooking, camping
Why did you want to be an EOE Officer? To help promote more awareness of EOE to other online students; to assist with being a support and help system to online students (we are so often left out – or at least feel left out because we are ‘non-traditional’ with our study methods)
What advice do you have for distance learners? Be involved with the campus as much as possible (even if via a virtual presence); do not procrastinate on studies – easy to fall into that trap of ‘oh its online – I can do it whenever’.
In what ways do you stay connected to TWU being a distant learner? eLounge Hangout (when I can); TWU technology council
Share anything else you would like us to know about yourself? I have been married for twenty years; we have an 18 year old daughter together who graduates from high school in June and will be attending TWU – Denton in the fall for Nursing. We have two grandkids from my husband’s oldest daughter. I am a dog lover (have a pug – Frank and a lab /chow mix – Alana). I am in my senior year at TWU with anticipated graduation date of May 2015. Upon completing my BBA, I intend to immediately enroll into the MBA program through TWU.
Keith Gentry, Public Relations Chair
Town where you live: Little Elm, TX
Degree you are earning: Bachelor of General Studies
Major: Concentration areas of Business & Computer Science
What do you want to do with your degree? A Bachelor’s level degree is required for me to be able to move into management at my current company. As I have progressed through computer science classes, I have found my focus has shifted toward being a software developer rather than a business/marketing manager. Who knows how many doors this degree will open for me.
If you have free-time, how do you like to spend it? I do have very little free time, but I try to mix up the activities. I play online computer games as well as console systems. When I am not enthralled in a game, I like to read, work on house projects, play tennis, watch movies, or just hang out with friends. The possibilities are endless.
Why did you want to be an EOE Officer? I was excited when becoming a member of EOE and wanted to share my expertise and experiences with others. I feel we can all contribute to make EOE the best it can be – a highly regarded community of TWU scholars.
What advice do you have for distance learners? My advice to fellow distance learners includes, (1) get your reference (text) books early and begin familiarizing yourself with them if possible, (2) begin assignments and projects promptly as deadlines will sneak up on you easily, and finally (3) don’t be afraid to communicate with instructors and fellow classmates online or in the classroom.
In what ways do you stay connected to TWU being a distant learner? Being I do not have much free time outside of classes and work, I cannot attend many TWU functions. I try to become involved in organizations that are important to me, creating a network of future contacts within other members.
Share anything else you would like us to know about yourself? I am a proud member of the Class of 2015, graduating in May. If you ever find yourself in need of assistance regarding EOE or TWU in general, feel free to reach out to me. My door is always open.
TWU Epsilon Omega Epsilon Officers Archive List
- 2012-2013 EOE Officers
- 2011-2012 EOE Officers
2011-2012 TWU Chapter Officers
- 2010-2011 TWU Chapter Officers
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