Missouri Western State University/file photo

By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post

If you wanted to go back to college, but haven’t gotten around
to it, this might be your day.

Missouri Western State University is hosting its walk-in
registration on the St. Joseph campus from 10am to 3:30pm.

Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management,
Melissa Mace, says this walk-in registration is a prime time for
non-traditional students to enroll in classes.

“They thought a lot about it over the holidays, made some New
Year’s resolutions, and they’ve decided that going back to school is on the top
of their list,” Mace tells host Barry Birr on the KFEQ Hotline.

Mace suggests those coming to walk-in registration bring their
high school transcript. Missouri Western will be requiring masks and applicants
must maintain social distance.

Normally about 75 to 150 aspiring students take advantage of
walk-in registration. It is held in Eder Hall, just off Mitchell Avenue.

Law enforcement might be a career for you.

In the midst of an uncertain time for law enforcement,
Missouri Western reports the Law Enforcement Academy on the St. Joseph campus
is attracting large classes. Mace says enrollment for the next semester that
begins on the 18th has been strong.

“We just graduated our largest class in several years,” Mace
says. “I had the opportunity to go to that graduation and it was quite
impressive to say the least.”

Though the academy has already held its orientation and
classes begin soon, says the academy is taking applications now.

“Of course, classes start on the 18th, just like
with all of the other students,” Mace says. “Anyone thinking about a law
enforcement career, the Law Enforcement Academy is a good route.”

Mace says in the recent graduation ceremony, many of those
graduating wore the uniforms from the agencies that had hired them.