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On his 21st birthday in 1985, Graham Atkinson went to work for the Surry County Sheriff’s Department in Dobson, N.C. A four-year degree wasn’t a requirement, and Atkinson was eager to begin working. About a decade later, he enrolled in Gardner-Webb University through what is now called the Degree Completion Program (DCP).
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Office of University Communications, "Bachelor’s Degree Prepared GWU Alumnus for Career in Law Enforcement" (2018). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 426.