Fall Commencement

On December 19, 2009, SHSU honored its most recent graduates during the annual Fall Commencement. The College of Criminal Justice graduated a total of 205 students, including 193 undergraduates, six masters of science, four masters of arts, and two doctorates.

CCJ Commencement Ceremony

Sat Dec 19, 2009
10:00 A.M.
Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum

Arrival time: 9:00 a.m. at the Health and Kinesiology Center (HKC). Family and friends may be seated in the coliseum at 9:00 a.m.

Bring: Cap, gown and tassel.
Master’s and doctoral candidates must also bring their respective hoods.

Final Exams

Mon Dec 14-17, 2009
8:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Final Exams for all SHSU Fall 2009 classes.

Last Class Day

Fri Dec 11, 2009

Last Class Day. Last day to resign. Last day to drop Fall Semester courses without grade of F.

Alumni Update: Leland Chance Oliver

Chance Oliver is running for Judge of Denton County Court at Law #1. For the past nine years, he has worked as an attorney in private practice in juvenile, criminal, real estate and civil litigation. He currently serves as a Managing Attorney for Baxter, Schwartz & Shapiro. Prior to entering private practice, he worked as an Assistant District Attorney with the Denton County District Attorney's Office where he prosecuted both juvenile and adult criminal cases. He has also served as a Municipal Prosecutor for the Town of Trophy Club, The Colony, Argyle, Oak Point and Ponder. Chance earned his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in 1992 and his Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 1997. He and his wife, Blanca, have four beautiful children: Angel, Micah, Max and Gabriela. More information about Chance and his campaign can be found here.

Alumni Update: Textbook By Ronald J. Waldron and Chester Quarles

Ronald J. Waldron and Chester Quarles, both graduates of the Sam Houston Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice, recently co-authored a textbook entitled The Criminal Justice System: An Introduction, 5th ed. Other co-authors include Dr. Waldron's daughter, Michelle Waldron, MSFS F-ABC, a criminalist for the Missouri Highway Patrol, and his son-in-law, David Milstein, JD, who works in the federal court system. More information about the textbook and the authors can be found here.

Alumni Update: Georgen Guerrero

Georgen Guerrero, a 2007 SHSU graduate, was recently selected to receive the SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) for his work at Texas State University in San Marcos. Only a very select group of those who apply receive the award. This is Georgen's third ACJS award in three years.

Alumni Update: Ron DeLord

Ron DeLord (SHSU M.A. 1982) served 30 years as the President of the 17,000 member Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT). He served as Executive Director for two years before assuming his current position of Special Counsel to the union. He is the editor and co-author of two books (Navigating Dangerous Waters: The Real World of Police Labor Management Relations, Vol. I, and Working Together: A Police Labor-Management Practitioner's Guide to Implementing Change, Making Reforms and Handling Crisis, Vol. II), both published by the Department of Justice, Office of Community Policing in 2006. He is also the co-author of Police Union Power, Politics and Confrontation in the 21st Century: New Challenges, New Issues (2nd Ed.), published by Charles C. Thomas Publishing in 2008. In addition, Ron is a lecturer at the School of Labor and Industrial Relations and the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. He is also a guest faculty member at the Harvard Trade Union Program and at the Police Union Leadership Seminar sponsored by the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. His wife is a retired educator and they live in Georgetown, Texas.

Alumni Update: Marc Glasser

Marc Glasser (B.S. "85) is a U.S. Department of Transportation/FAA Special Agent assigned to the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism (Fusion) Center in Las Vegas, NV, where he directs risk management programs to combat international (e.g., terrorism, espionage, sabotage, theft, arson), natural (e.g., floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes) or technical (e.g., utility, technology disruptions, hazardous materials) risks for U.S. National Airspace System Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources assets in multiple states and U.S. territories. Previously he was Special Agent for the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, assigned to the American Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany, Los Angeles, CA, and Washington, D.C. In 2008 he graduated with a Master of Science in Crisis and Emergency Management from University of Nevada (UNLV). He is an Adjunct Professor at UNLV, Regis University, National University, and Henley-Putnam University. Recent publications include "Do FEMA's, HSEEP's, and Green's Progressively Difficult Emergency Exercise Training Concepts Ultimately Lead to Increased Emergency Preparedness?" Journal of Emergency Management, Vol. 7, No. 5, September/October 2009 and the book chapter "The Growing Competition for Water: An Emerging Global Flashpoint?" in the Strategizing Resilience and Reducing Vulnerability book published by Nova Science. Marc can be contacted at marc@marcglasser.com.
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