MGA Student a CTAE Success Story

For senior Mikella Hansley being involved in the community and maintaining both her honors status and scholarships has not been easy. However, Hansley’s hard work has been, in her own words “totally worth it!”

“My JROTC Sergeant always told me, ‘If it was easy then everybody would do it!’ I valued this quote he instilled in me way back in high school. I always remind myself that my success requires hard work and dedication … I’m here to tell you that saying is very true!”


Hansley, 20, is a Criminal Justice major and two-time President’s List recipient at Middle Georgia State University on course to graduate this upcoming fall with cum laude honors. She has interned with the District Attorney’s Office and Police Department and was also invited to join Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society. MGA’s Professor of Psychology and Criminal Justice Dr. Peter Makaya was not the only one to take an interest in Hansley’s success. She was nominated by her JROTC and cooking class instructors as a Career, Technical, Agricultural, and Educational Pathway (CTAE) Success Story and will be interviewed by the Georgia Department of Education in Atlanta this May. The first to do so from Swainsboro High School, Hansley was selected for both her academic achievements and drive to become an outstanding attorney.


Residing in Swainsboro, GA., Hansley is a fully online student who chose MGA in order to allow her greatness to thrive in an environment she found to be welcoming from the start.

“When I came on campus to register and tour everyone was so helpful and nice. I knew I would get that one-on-one attention I needed. Also, MGA is very affordable. While attending, I have learned that professors’ top priorities are their students’ success. I felt and knew in my heart that this was the best decision for me.”

After graduating, Hansley plans to attend the University of Georgia School of Law with a specialization in intellectual property/copyright law.