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Student Spotlight : Carlene Mallory

Student Spotlight : Carlene Mallory

After working over twenty-five years for the US Bureau of Prisons, Carlene retired, but knew there was more she wanted to do with her life…she always wanted to continue her education… No one else in her family had been to college. Carlene would be the first. She knew she wanted a Bachelor's degree and to work with offenders again. She enrolled at Somerset Community College to complete her two-year Associate's degree. Carlene was awarded a transfer scholarship at the completion of this degree, and attended Eastern Kentucky University while completing her AA degree at Somerset Community. (For more information on transfer scholarships, please visit [])

Carlene began her Bachelor's studies at the EKU Regional Campuses’ Corbin campus and was able to complete her B.S. in Criminal Justice without having to travel to the main campus in Richmond. While at the regional campuses, she was President of Alpha Phi Sigma, Theta Xi chapter and Lambda Alpha Epsilon, Theta Gama Epsilon chapter Criminal Justice organizations (to learn more, visit []) Upon completion of her B.S. degree, Carlene had to debate her next step in life. After looking at the EKU 100% online Adult, Juvenile, and Community Corrections Master's program, she decided to make the trip to Richmond and enrolled to do her Master's in Criminal Justice.

Upon successful completion of her Master's degree, Carlene is contemplating taking classes for her PhD in Criminal Justice. While she believes one never stops learning, when she is finished with her education, Carlene plans to work in counseling of offenders and possibly to teach at a collegiate level. For more information about the EKU Regional Campuses Criminal Justice programs, please visit  Start your degree closer to home at EKU Regional Campuses: Corbin, Cumberland, Danville, Hazard, Manchester, Middlesboro, Somerset and Whitesburg!

Published on October 31, 2014

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