EKU Student Working to Finish the Degree He Began in the 1970s

EKU Online Paralegal Student Tony Chisholm

Tony Chisholm first enrolled at EKU in 1978. He joined the army and spent a few years working on his degree intermittently, before moving across the country when he met his wife.

After working as a police officer, a small business owner and a private investigator, Tony decided it was time to finish the education he began all those years before.

Thanks to EKU Online, he will soon walk across the stage to receive his bachelor’s degree in paralegal science from EKU.

“I chose the paralegal program because it really dovetailed well into what I was doing with my P.I. work,” said Tony.

At the start of the process Tony states he had no idea how he would interact with the faculty in an online format, but was very surprised how accessible faculty were and the degree to which they prepare paralegal students to be successful in the field. 

“The university goes out of its way to make me feel like a student,” he said.

“I felt that they were really concerned about my life experience, where I’ve been, where I am now, and were willing to help me find a way to work with that and to get me back into the university.”

Published on October 06, 2016