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Student Spotlight: Erin Metzger

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Erin Metzger

Name: Erin Metzger
Major: Criminal Justice and Police Studies
Location: Manchester Campus

1. Why did you choose to attend Eastern Kentucky University to complete your degree? 

“I chose to attend Eastern Kentucky University when I graduated from high school because they had a regional campus close to home that provided earning a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice without going to the main campus in Richmond.” “This was a huge plus because I homeschool my younger brother and sister, and I needed to stay close to home.”

*The program wants you to know that EKU has one of the top 10 Criminal Justice Degree programs’ in the United States and you can complete your entire Criminal Justice or Police Studies Degree from any of their Regional Campuses or Sites (Corbin, Cumberland, Elizabethtown, Hazard, Manchester, Middlesboro, Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Somerset, MECC-Virginia, and Whitesburg). 

2. Can you describe the process of your admittance to Eastern Kentucky University? 

“The transition from high school to Eastern Kentucky University was super simple.” “I took dual credit classes from Eastern Kentucky University my junior and senior year.” “I was already familiar with EKU and who I could contact when I needed any type of assistance.” “During my senior year, I was still trying to decide on what college I wanted to attend, and I had a lot of questions about financial aid.” “So, I contacted Kristy Hampton at the Manchester campus and made an appointment to speak with her about my questions.” “After talking with Kristy, I called my dad, and I told him I am going to go to EKU’s Manchester campus and complete my whole degree and still be able to stay at home.” 

3. Why did you select Criminal Justice/Police Studies?

“I have always been interested in the criminal justice field, and I wanted to go into a career field where I could make a difference in the world.”

4. Are you aware that any credit hours at EKU above 12 are free (not including online only classes?)

“Yes, I am aware that any credit hours at EKU above 12 are free.” “I was informed of this during my advising appointment.”

*With this program, students can save about $2,600.00 each semester by taking two free classes! In addition, EKU Book Smart will be free to incoming undergraduates starting in the Fall 2021 semester.

*Free classes and is not available in eCampus (100 percent online programs or if students take any online classes.

5. Did you find the site helpful in your decision-making process?

“The site was very informative when it came to finding information on a Criminal Justice degree and the classes I would need to take.”

6. Are you aware that EKU at RC&S offers two Nationally Recognized Criminal Justice Organizations?

“Yes, I am aware of the both SJS organizations APS and LAE.”

7. What are your educational/career goals?

“I plan on earning my bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and my associate’s degree in Police Studies.” “I plan on continuing my education by earning my Juris Doctor in constitutional law.” “My back up plan is to earn my master’s degree in Criminal Justice.” “My career goal is to become a constitutional attorney defending Christian rights and working with a Christian law group.”

8. When will you begin your education at Eastern Kentucky University?

“I started attending EKU as a junior in high school as a dual credit student in the fall of 2017.”

9. What advice would you give prospective students considering EKU and Criminal Justice/Police Studies? 

“It is an incredible career field to go into that holds a variety of opportunities.” “It provides a great opportunity to make a difference in your community and in someone else’s life.” “The professors are incredible and extremely understanding.” “As a student, you are able to learn in a comfortable, friendly learning environment.”

*If you have any questions regarding the CJ program, please click on the “Contact Us” tab, select your location and fill out the required information.

Published on October 01, 2021

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