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Jessie Bricker Occupational Therapy
Jessie Bricker graduated from Eastern Kentucky University’s post-professional occupational therapy doctoral program. She works as the Academic Fieldwork and Capstone Coordinator for Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Program in OT. She completed her OTD online and recently shared her thoughts about her EKU Online experience.
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Benjamin Schultz
Benjamin Schultz graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in fire, arson and explosion investigation. He works for the City of Stevens Point, Wisconsin as a motor pump operator. He completed his bachelor’s degree online and recently shared his thoughts about his EKU Online experience.
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Sarah Bryant
Sarah Bryant is a student in Eastern Kentucky University’s online master of social work (MSW) program. Sarah works for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services as a Family Services Office Supervisor. She is completing her MSW online and recently shared her thoughts about her EKU Online experience.
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Omar Clark
Omar Clark returned to Eastern Kentucky University to complete the bachelor’s degree he started almost 30 years ago. He now lives in Washington D.C. and is completing his degree 100% online. He recently shared his thoughts about his EKU Online experience.
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Elementary teacher with class of students
It wasn’t that long ago that conservative governmental leaders in Kentucky were complaining that the state was preparing too many people to become teachers. This wrongheaded political argument was really a pretext for reducing state spending to justify tax cuts – mostly benefitting the wealthy. In the New York Times, Paul Krugman likened the efforts...
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Homeland Security Private Security
Private security refers to the provision of security services to private individuals and organizations. These services may include the protection of people, property, and assets, as well as the provision of security consulting, risk assessment, and training services. Private security is a rapidly growing industry, with increasing demand for its services in a range of...
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Paralegal E-Discovery
A growing number of entry-level paralegal careers are focusing on working in the area of e-discovery. E-discovery takes many forms, but almost always involves the review, classification, and organization of a large number of electronic documents. Corporations, small businesses, and even individuals these days create an enormous number of electronic documents from emails, advertisements, social...
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Political Science Degree
In today’s world, people are exposed to many forms of social injustices. Examples include gun violence, police reform, attacks on civil rights, and wealth distribution. To bring about real change in our society, it is important to become an informed and involved citizen. Many times, these changes start at the local level. Getting involved with...
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Fire Professional Engineering Licensure
EKU’s bachelor’s degree in fire protection and safety engineering technology offers students a degree that is ABET-ETAC accredited. ETAC (Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission) is an accreditation that in some states will allow you to pursue professional engineering licensure. However, other states will not accept ABET-ETAC accredited degrees in order to pursue professional licensure. More about...
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Matthew L. Howell Government
EKU instructor, Matthew Howell, believes in relationship building and taking an active part in his student’s educational experience. He goes above and beyond to ensure his online students have opportunities to interact and engage with him. Howell’s personal attention and dedication to helping students prepare to make their mark in the field makes him a...
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