A college professor at a Georgia institution is offering students two extra credit points on their final grade in a criminal justice course if they attend an Abrams event on campus, submit a selfie, and help boost turnout.

Professor Andrea Allen Jacques, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Clayton State

Photo: Andrea Allen Jacques

University in Morrow, Georgia sent out an email to her criminal justice courses Monday telling them that she would make a “onetime exception” for extra credit as Democratic candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams visits the campus Tuesday with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren because “they would like a really big turnout.” Allen goes on to say that “to help out,” she is offering the extra credit opportunity.

Allen teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Law Enforcement 3200 courses. Clayton State University is a public university.

The email was provided to AllOnGeorgia by a student who was concerned that extra credit was being offered to students who attend a political event while enrolled in a criminal justice program.  You can read the email from the professor in its entirety below.

While the Clayton State University website indicates Jacques email address as both andreaallen@clayton.edu and andreaallenjacques@clayton.edu, her email address in the signature matches the email on her Vitae as shown below. School documents indicate she goes by both names.

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Jessica Szilagyi
Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."


  1. Political ideology has no place in applying grades or college credit in a taxpayer funded state university! Buying votes.

    • So you think people should be fired for ethics issues? Never mind your having no idea what socialism is— no one has the energy to explain that— but you feel a perfectly legal act should also be judged on its ethical merits?

  2. This is totally unacceptable.That is bribery and showing political bias. Not only offering unearned grades, but encouraging young people to post pictures to falsely advertise a political candidates success at a taxpayer funded state university,should be grounds for her being fired.


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