AIKCU Voices: Erin Carrus, Thomas More University

For 2020 we’ve been asking students and alumni of Kentucky’s independent colleges and universities to share something about their college experiences in a series we’ve been calling AIKCU Voices. If you’d like to share your story, email us at

Thomas More student Erin Carrus holding an ugly fish

When I was in elementary school, my older brother taught me the quadratic formula. He always pushed me to accomplish more than what was expected, and showed me by example to pursue life-long learning. I looked at about 20 different colleges, applied to a handful, and visited one—that’s all I needed. 

I signed to Thomas More as an athlete and accepted my spot in the honors program. In my last year of my undergraduate education, I am finishing a degree in mathematics and English with a minor in environmental science as the Student Government Association President and a two-sport athlete. 

The professors, advisors, coaches, and friends I have made at Thomas More have pushed me to accomplish more than was expected of me. Attending college here was one of the best decisions I have made. I will never stop learning. 

Erin Carrus 
Winchester, Kentucky
Thomas More University ’20