September 22, 2023

Student Spotlight: Tracey Hendricks

Tracey Hendricks understands the value in education and the potential career opportunities to be gained down the road from such a commitment.

“My current position is part-time, but I am hoping as positions open, my degree will be a plus and help me to move up.”

Not one to shy away from a challenge, Tracey is a first-generation college student and this is her first online college experience with Columbia Southern University.

Tracey’s family is very proud. Her husband and three kids (16, 17 and 23 years old) have all championed her as she pushes herself to earn good grades. In her most recent math class, she surprised herself by completing with an A.

Tracey makes sure to also carve out some time to enjoy life while working toward her associate of applied science in criminal justice and simultaneously being employed with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, in Northwest Florida.

“Riding four-wheelers with my family and my dog Champ, crafting, and being involved with the ladies ministry at my church are the fun things that I look forward to during my off time” says Tracey. She also spends some free time decorating for showers and other events at her church.

Tracey’s advice to current and future students: “Study as hard as you can. It will pay off in the end.”