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Summer Scholar Spotlight: Tamera Crutcher

EKU Summer

If there is anything that can keep Summer Scholar Tamera Crutcher from finishing her degree, she has yet to find it. During her freshman year, the junior sociology major was in a car accident that left her with a broken hip and bruised kidney, making physical class attendance an impossibility. Though her future already held challenges like relearning to walk, she refused to give up on her education. Her professors made accommodations for her to complete the semester from home.

Crutcher didn’t just pass her courses; she made the Dean’s List and earned an invite to join the Honors Program. 

“EKU has just kept opening doors, making me fall in love with higher education,” she said.

That love birthed dreams of a career in academia. After graduating from EKU, Crutcher plans to earn a Ph.D in sociology from the University of Kentucky or the University of Louisville. Once she finishes grad school, she hopes to teach sociology at the college level, eventually becoming a dean and then the president of a university. 

Taking summer courses will set Crutcher on the path to that career by allowing her to add a psychology minor without taking more hours in the fall. Watch her full interview with graduate coordinator Carolyn Grace here

Published on April 16, 2020

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