EKU Online, the online learning community at Eastern Kentucky University, has founded a chapter of Omega Nu Lambda, a collegiate honor society for online students. More than 120 high-achieving EKU Online students have accepted invitations to join the national organization.
Omega Nu Lambda was created to foster unity among individuals who earn their degrees online. Students who feel connected to their peers are more successful in online programs, so the organization helps build relationships between students at member institutions across the United States. It also celebrates academic achievement and offers scholarships. To qualify for membership, students must have completed at least 15 hours of online classes and earned a GPA of 3.2 or better.
Tim Matthews, executive director of the EKU Office of e-Campus Learning, explained that Omega Nu Lambda embodies the values held by EKU faculty and staff.
“EKU is known for its welcoming, supportive environment that puts student first,” said Matthews. “Just like our on-campus students, online students receive personalized advising. Our faculty know them by name and encourage them to connect online, by email or by phone. We build relationships into the EKU Online experience. Omega Nu Lambda is an extension of that.”
Lakin Wooldridge, associate director for undergraduate online degree programs, will serve as the chapter’s advisor. Members may be able to apply for scholarship funds as early as February 2019. To learn more about EKU Online degrees and certificates, visit go.EKU.edu/ONL2018.
The founding members of the EKU chapter of Omega Nu Lambda are:
Bradley Althauser – Richmond, Ky.
Chidinma Anyanwu – Richmond, Ky.
Shauna Baccus – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Cassandra Elizabeth Baker – Elizabethtown, Ky.
Chelsea Elizabeth Banks – Lexington, Ky.
Daniel A. Blair – South Salt Lake, Utah
Melinda Lee Blair – Lexington, Ky.
Brandi J. Bolen – Falmouth, Ky.
Carrie Ann Brown – Louisville, Ky.
Apryl Mae Butler – Frankfort, Ky.
Stephaney J. Campbell – Lexington, Ky.
Jessica L. Carpenter – Brodhead, Ky.
Mariah Carr – Cynthiana, Ky.
Morgan L. Carver – Harold, Ky.
Laura Leigh Cole – Hamlin, Ky.
Henry Collins – Indianapolis, Ind.
Patricia Ann Crider – Campton, Ky.
Gary Crump – Owensboro, Ky.
Vincent Lenroy Curry – Loganville, Ga.
Nicole Alexandria Dean – Montgomery, Ala.
Emily Catherine D'Italia – Washington, D.C.
Earl Scott Dunn – Elsmere, Ky.
Sara W. Early – Lawrenceburg, Ky.
Kirsten N. Eldridge – La Grange, Ky.
Ediomi E. Enebong – Richmond, Texas
Jaimie K. Estreet – Ellicott City, Md.
Rebecca M. Feck – Nicholasville, Ky.
Martha Suzanne Freeman – Irvine, Ky.
Ashley H. Friend – Berea, Ky.
Gregory Gabrielson – Auburn, Ky.
Ernest Gaichas – Chicago
Dara Mishea Gardner – Maysville, Ky.
Loni B. Gibson – Scenery Hill, Pa.
Adrienne Chapman Graeub – Lexington, Ky.
Shenell Graham – Chesapeake, Va.
Taylor Beth Graves – Crab Orchard, Ky.
William Clark Graves, Jr. – Covington, Ga.
David Gregory – Berea, Ky.
Glenda Gregory – Keavy, Ky.
Sara A. Haney – Richmond. Ky.
Emily Hartman – Lawrenceburg, Ky.
Ryan Hartsock – Lake Elsinore, Calif.
Jessie H. Hatfield – Omar, W.Va.
SchauDon DeShae Herd – Dayton, Ohio
Jessica Alexandra Hicks – Nicholasville, Ky.
Patricia Sue Hines – Sandy Hook, Ky.
Lynda D. Hoke – Robinson, Ill.
Erika Natira Holmes – Munster, Ind.
Kristi Honaker – Willard, Ky.
Shawna LaShay Howell – Van Lear, Ky.
Tina Lynn Huff – Somerset, Ky.
Sarah Elizabeth Humble – Winchester, Ky.
Lisa M Jacobs – Pleasant Plain, Ohio
Allison Dawn Johnston – London, Ky.
Theresa Kathleen Jones – Lexington, Ky.
Paul L. Kern – Pekin, Ind.
Laura Ellen Keys – Corbin, Ky.
LaDonna S. King – Richmond, Ky.
Alec James Kinslow – Pittsburgh
Ryan Kirk – Woodbridge, Va.
Sarah Hope Kucharski – Newtown, Pa.
Courtney Toms Levenson – Lexington, Ky.
Madison Lochner – Shepherdsville, Ky.
Frank Long – Smithfield, Va.
Allison Elizabeth Lowe – Laurel, Del.
Carlos Machuca – Arlington, Texas
Cynthia L. Mai – Midland, Mich.
Greshin Markwell – Bremen, Ky.
Fitz E. Martin II – Wynnewood, Pa.
Melony Gwen Martinez – Eubank, Ky.
Brian E. Mast – Authur, Ill.
Annika McCalla – Denton, Texas
Cynthia Lynn Meyer – El Dorado, Ark.
Diedre Morris – Georgetown, Ky.
Jerrica Lynn Moses – Williamsburg, Ky.
Katie Cassandra Nelson – Gallatin, Tenn.
Jessica L. Olivo – Fort Worth, Texas
Rachel Owen – Spring Lake, Mich.
Sarah E. Parker – Evans, Ga.
Cassady Patterson – Richmond, Ky.
David Osceola Payne – Las Vegas
Megan N. Perrin – Lexington, Ky.
James R Porter – Prestonsburg, Ky.
Heather Jane Ramsey – Monticello, Ky.
Michael Flynn Rega – Waleska, Ga.
Regina L. Robinson – Corpus Christi, Texas
Laken Nicole Runnels – Richmond, Ky.
Timothy Louis Saner – Shenandoah, Iowa
Kathryn Savage – Georgetown, Ky.
Jacqueline S. Schafer-Clay – Greenville, S.C.
Farah L. Shaddix – Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Yvonne Rachelle Shepherd – Ona, W.Va.
Starla Renee Shorter – London, Ky.
Valerie Camille Siazon – Las Vegas
Stephanie Skinner – Lexington, Ky.
Rachel B. Spaide – Mt. Zion, Ill.
Timothy Aaron Spence – Clinton, Mich.
John Steven Spiegelberg – Centrailia, Wash.
Kevin Matthew Stanley – Spartanburg, S.C.
Michelle Sullenger – Evansville, Ind.
Kimberly Sveska – Maryville, Tenn.
Julie Anne Swafford – Lexington, Ky.
Miranda Hellen Swiney – Carolina Shores, N.C.
Michele L. Tanton – St. Louis
Phillip Allan Terry, II – Mt. Washington, Ky.
Erica Thompson – Vanceburg, Ky.
Jessica Hope Thompson – Fairdale, Ky.
Clark Throckmorton – Maysville, Ky.
Kathryn E. Tilby – Boise, Idaho
Nashla Rey Tirado – Fairfax, Va.
Rodney L. Trueblood – Dayton, Ohio
Dalton Eric Tune – Flemingsburg, Ky.
Nicholas Vaquero – Lexington, Ky.
Erica Katelyn Venable – Pikeville, Ky.
Lisa Wallace – Morehead, Ky.
Casey Nicole Warf – Mayking, Ky.
Sonja West – Premium, Ky.
Denise J. White – North Port, Fla.
Tiffany Lorelle Whittaker – Essie, Ky.
Lindsay Brook Norris-Williams – Erwin, Tenn.
Jaclyn Nicole Hendy Workman – Dry Ridge, Ky.
Brandi Cody Yund – Frisco, Texas
Bobbie Zugner – Culpeper, Va.
Consistently recognized as having some of the nation’s best online degree programs, Eastern Kentucky University strives to make quality education accessible to everyone. EKU is an accredited, brick-and-mortar institution that has offered online degree programs since 2006. Today, more than 40 degree and certificate options are available in a variety of fields.