Sherry A. Akins of Tamaqua recently completed graduate studies, with highest honors, majoring in Forensic Science with a 97 grade point average. She also recently completed graduate studies with highest honors in the fields of Natural Health Consultant (97 grade point average), the Psychology/Social Work field (95 grade point average) and the Private Investigator field (94 grade point average). All of the graduate studies were with Stratford Career Center.

A certified Fitness Trainer, with certification from the International Sports Science Association, she is also pursuing an associate degree in Business, specializing in Paralegal Studies at the McCann School of Business, where she holds a 4.0 grade point average and has perfect attendance.