Eric Roberts


"I wasn’t the best student in high school; I actually didn’t even graduate. I got my GED and went off to the military. When I returned from the military, I attempted to attend college, but it didn’t last long. I really didn’t know what I wanted to do, and I was more focused on trying to work full-time and financially make ends meet. I just couldn’t make it work.

I have worked a lot of dead-end jobs over the years and finally, when I was helping my sister move back to the area from Colorado, she convinced me to go back to school. She actually signed me up for my classes; She wasn’t going to take no for an answer. If it weren’t for her recognizing my potential and believing in me, I wouldn’t be here.

My sister knew that I had always been interested in history and archaeology, and she had taken a class with Valerie Haskins. She loved it and convinced me to sign up for Professor Haskins classes, as well.

I really didn’t know much of anything about anthropology before that first class, but now, it has been what has kept me coming back every day.

I finish my Liberal Arts degree in the fall and I’m thinking about transferring to the University at Albany to pursue my bachelor’s degree in Archaeology."

Eric Roberts
Queensbury, NY
Liberal Arts: Humanities & Social Sciences: Anthropology Concentration, Class of 2016