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College Professor Offers Extra Credit for Students to Attend On-Campus Abrams Event

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 and, her email address in the signature matches the email on her Vitae as shown below. School documents indicate she goes by both names.

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for



  1. Ken Stanford

    October 8, 2018 at 10:49 pm

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

    • Amish

      October 11, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      But political ideology is totally fine for Kemp to exercise in his position with regards to who gets to vote, right?

  2. Lynn Woods

    October 9, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    That’s what wrong now Political ideology of Socialist agenda

    • Amish

      October 11, 2018 at 2:32 pm

      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?

  3. Laura McClannahan

    October 11, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    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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