Jeremy Parish is ACE-ing It

criminal justice degree, Online degree

Parish Family

Each year the American Council on Education (ACE) selects one student as their Adult Learner of the Year. This year, Globe University Online is proud to announce the nomination of Jeremy Parish, a student in the criminal justice degree program, as our selection for this scholarship contest.

Jeremy has demonstrated continued success and extraordinary achievements throughout his coursework all while working full-time, serving his country, and maintaining an active home life with his four children.

The winner of the Adult Learner of the Year award will receive special recognition at the 95th Annual ACE Leadership meeting in Washington, D.C. They will also receive a $500 scholarship to help them continue their education.

As a requirement for this nomination, both Jeremy and his nominator, Kristen O’Connell, Online Dean of Faculty, drafted essays about the importance of staying motivated and applying classroom material in a real world scenario. Below is an excerpt from O’Connell’s nomination submission:

“If I had to describe Jeremy in one word, it would be motivated. Jeremy is motivated to succeed, motivated to earn his degree and motivated to serve others while helping them to become successful. I am proud that Jeremy is a Globe student. I will be even more proud when he represents Globe as a graduate.” 

Jeremy’s essay excerpt:

“Being in college on a full-time basis, having to commute an hour and a half to and from work, and trying to find time to dedicate to my family has been a real challenge. What keeps me motivated to finish my degree are two things; my children and my grandfather. Like all parents I want to set a good example for my children and I have always tried to teach them that if you work hard enough and never settle for less than your goals you will be successful.”

Please join me in congratulating Jeremy on his nomination, as well as his continued success in the classroom. Stay tuned for updates on the contest!