GAIT Faculty Member Appointed Executive Director of EPT, International Honor Society for Technology

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:59pm

In 2012, Dr. Kevin R. Howell, a professor at Appalachian State University, was appointed as the Executive Director of Epsilon Pi Tau, the International Honor Society for Technology Professionals. The Honorary has chartered nearly 130 chapters around the world and inducted more than 100,000 members. 

Epsilon Pi Tau was established in 1929. It is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization incorporated in the state of Ohio. As the premier academic and professional honors group for higher education technology and workforce programs and professionals in practice, Epsilon Pi Tau has provided honor and distinction to members, institutions, programs, and individuals throughout the world for more than 80 years. 

During the past 2 years, Dr. Howell has visited with members around the world and served as commencement speaker at The BCC-Pinetown in Durban South Africa as part of their new Chapter installation.  Most recently, Dr. Howell visited Taiwan as an invited guest lecturer at Chien Shin University and The National Taiwan University of the Arts.  During that visit, Dr. Howell laid the foundation to establish new chapters at both institutions.

Epsilon Pi Tau recognizes academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the study of technology and the preparation of practitioners for the technology professions. We constantly seek out qualified students in degree and certificate programs in accredited higher education institutions. For information about Appalachian's Epsilon Pi tau chapter please contact Dr. Kevin Howell at

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