New Student Org Aids Abused Children


A new student organization at Sam Houston State University is dedicated to assisting abused and neglected children in the local foster care system.

Alumna Serves Crime Victims in Montgomery County


Alumna Tamara Young-Niquette (’98) had planned to go to law school, but instead she found her calling in helping victims of crime in Harris and Montgomery counties.

Protecting Americans and the First Family Abroad

As a summer intern with the U.S. Department of State, Dakin Stanesic helped prepare for a visit by Michelle Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, to Milan, Italy during the First Lady’s tour to fight childhood obesity. Stanesic even got to ride in the motorcade escorting the First Family through the streets of the Italian city.

Alumnus Rounds Out Police Career in Webster

Alumnus James “Rusty” Lovel (MS ’12) is getting well-rounded experience in various positions at the Webster Police Department, hoping one day to use all his skills to become a police chief.

Professor Investigates Parent-Child Visitation in Prison

It’s not “cupcakes and lollipops” for most children who visit a parent in prison, with two-thirds reported to have negative experiences including fear, anger, anxiety, and related reactions, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Justice by Dr. Melinda Tasca of Sam Houston State University.

CJ College Produces Third Journal on School Violence


A third journal – this one on school violence -- will be co-produced by faculty at the College of Criminal Justice, adding to the number of peer-reviewed publications on qualitative criminology and psychology in criminal justice already edited by professors at the institution.

Intern Wants to Protect and Serve His Community


From a young age Cirilo Portales was always taught to give back to his community, and now that he has graduated from Sam Houston State University he wants to do this by becoming a police officer for the City of Rosenberg.

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