Student Voices:

The  interdisciplinary  approach  creates  a  learning  experience  which  can  not  be  achieved  by  the  sole  focus  on  any  of  the  three  components.  An  individual  can  gravitate  to  the  aspect  of  the  program  which  he  or  she  finds  the  most  interesting. The  rural  setting  allows  for  quiet  reflection,  and   an  environment  that  is  conducive  to  study.  An  academically  orientated  individual  can  thrive  in  this  location  because  there  are  no  distractions.”
- Paul Lubeck, EOU class of 2009


“I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere thanks for the work all of you put into the online programs at EOU. I started in the PPE program in Spring of 2011, and am only 65 credits away from finishing. I have experienced tremendous personal and professional growth during that time. Going back to school while working full-time and raising a family is no small task…However, I would say that there is a great advantage to combining school and work. Learning the theory and applying it to real life offers a tremendous learning experience. (PPE’s) flexibility and willingness to work around family and job schedules is a huge advantage, and appreciated more than you know. Tuesday night, I was voted in as one of the newest city council members in Prineville. I will say without a doubt that the education I have received thus far at EOU opened up my world to new possibilities. The PPE program helped me to recognize that I am geared toward public service; and that after a career in journalism, this is the field I want to pursue. As one who has worked in economic development (and now as an anti-poverty advocate), I always preach the importance of education. My experience at EOU has shown me on personal level how powerful education can really be.”
- Jason Carr, current student