Eric Barry, Peer Mentor 2020-2021
Studying both criminology and sociology has impacted my college life in so many ways. I was not sure what to expect as a nervous freshman starting college, but this department and the professors welcomed me in and treated me as family. My knowledge and passion of this field has been able to grow tremendously because of the constant help and guidance of the leaders in the department.
In addition to my studies, I am currently a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity where I am on the executive board as the member-at-large and have also held several chair positions such as campus involvement, fundraising, and scholarship chair. I serve as a senator-at-large in the Student Government Association on campus. I also am a member of the criminology and sociology club. Following graduation I plan on pursuing a career in federal law enforcement.
I wanted to be a peer mentor to give back to this department and help current and new students find a home here while earning a degree. I also look forward to helping organize career panels and exposing students to the many resources available within the department. I hope this group of peer mentors is able to grow the criminology and sociology club and in so doing develop a closer relationship with department than in the past.