Mia Altizer to pursue a master’s degree in Criminal Justice

by Billy Chandler

Our Emory & Henry seniors are preparing to graduate and change the world.

Mia Altizer, from Abingdon, Va. will graduate in May 2021 with a degree in Sociology - Crime and Society.

“Emory & Henry taught me how to value teamwork and work towards my full potential,” says Altizer. “Emory & Henry has challenged me in many ways but I could not be more grateful for that push to reach towards my goals because it has helped me accomplish many things I didn’t think I was capable of. The campus community as a whole is very encouraging and will always be a family to me.”

While at Emory & Henry, Altizer was involved with the social sorority Alpha Beta Chi as well as the social fraternity Pi Delta Chi.

“I would like to thank Dr. Koch specifically for teaching me meaningful lessons that I will take with me into the “real world” and for always being the best critic of my work,” says Altizer. “One important lesson I’ve learned is to always push yourself and then go a step further than that because you never know how capable you are of something until you push outside of your comfort zone.”

After graduation, Altizer will attend Radford University’s College of Graduate Studies and Research Criminal Justice program, where she will be pursuing a master’s degree in Criminal Justice and working towards a certification in Crime Analysis.

Emory & Henry has challenged me in many ways but I could not be more grateful for that push to reach towards my goals because it has helped me accomplish many things I didn’t think I was capable of. The campus community as a whole is very encouraging and will always be a family to me.
- Mia Altizer

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