Real Talk with CJ: Patricia Pecina Wosnitzky and Laura Purcell

Tuesday Mar 30, 2010
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

Sponsored by Alpha Phi Sigma. Patricia Pecina Wosnitzky attended McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas before transferring to Sam Houston State where she earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Police Science in 1987. While attending SHSU, Patricia was an active member of Lambda Alpha Epsilon and was named to the Dean’s List and The Golden Key National Honor Society. In 1989, Patricia began her first job in probation at Falls County Adult Probation.

Alumni Update: Jerry McGee

Jerry McGee (B.S. in Criminal Justice, 1995) is currently the Chief CBPO with Customs and Border Protection over all passenger arrivals both in the air and sea environment for the Anchorage area. This makes him the third ranking member of CBP in the state of Alaska.

Spring Break

Mon Mar 15-19, 2010

University Closed

Alumni Update: Craig Hemmens

Craig Hemmens (Ph.D. 1998) recently published the article "A Community Under Siege: Bruce Springsteen and Social Justice? in the Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies 9(1), 19-37 (2009). The paper was based on an invited presentation he gave at the University of Central Missouri's 2008 annual conference on Crime and Popular Culture, which was put on by Frank Wilson (Ph.D. 2006).

Alumni Update: Jennifer Owens

Jennifer Lname Owens Degree M.S. Forensic Science Year 2005 Titl Firearms & Toolmark Examiner Agency Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosive Jennifer Owens (M.S. in Forensic Science, 2005) accepted in July 2009 a position at the ATF National Laboratory Center - Forensic Science Laboratory outside of Washington, D.C., in the Firearms Section as a Firearms & Toolmark Examiner. The ATF National Laboratory Center provides forensic services to the eastern portion of the U.S. for local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in a variety of fields, including Firearm & Toolmark Identification, Arson & Explosives Debris Analysis, Questioned Document Examination, DNA Analysis, and Fingerprint Examination. The ATF laboratory system, which consists of labs in San Francisco, Atlanta, and Washington, has been in existence since 1886 when the first "lab" was housed in the attic of the U.S. Treasury Building. Jennifer previously was employed by the Harris County Sheriff's Office Regional Firearms Identification Laboratory in Houston, Texas.

Alumni Update: Wendy Jasper-Martinez

Wendy Jasper-Martinez is the new Program Manager for the Law Enforcement Academy and Breath Alcohol Testing Program at Lone Star College. Ms. Jasper-Martinez graduated from SHSU with a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement/Police Science in 1997 and later completed a Master of Public Administration with emphasis in Criminal Justice at Stephen F. Austin State University. Currently, she is completing a Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education/Educational Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University. Prior to taking over the LSC Police Academy, Ms. Jasper-Martinez worked for the Walker County Sheriff's Department, Sabine County Sheriff's Department, and was a Department Chair for a Criminal Justice Associate's Degree Program at Remington College. Ms. Jasper-Martinez lives in Houston with her husband, Ron, and her 7-year-old son, Jenssen.

Real Talk with CJ: Jim McNutt

Tuesday Mar 9, 2010
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

Jim McNutt is a Senior Fingerprint Specialist for the Southwest Regional Science Center, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He holds a Bachelor’s in Administration of Justice from Wichita State University and is certified as a Latent Print Examiner and Senior Crime Scene Analyst by the International Association for Identification (IAI). He has over 25 years of experience in law enforcement and forensic investigation and identification.

Alumni Update: Steve Dye

Steve Dye (B.S in Law Enforcement/Police Science, 1984) was appointed Chief of Police for the Colleyville Police Department on January 4, 2010. Prior to this appointment, Steve had retired from Garland P.D.

Alumni Update: William Drake

William Drake (M.A. in Criminal Justice, 1975) was recently invited to attend and participate in the Oxford Round Table in Oxford, England, to discuss Crime and Punishment: Addressing the Dilemma as it relates to terrorism, money laundering, cyber crime and drug trafficking. Conference dates are July 18 - 23, 2010. He will also present a paper on "Examining the idea(s) of leagalizing illegal drugs."

Criminal Justice Career Fair

Wed Mar 3, 2010
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
LSC Ballroom

Criminal justice organizations will set up recruiting tables to talk with SHSU Criminal Justice students about employment opportunities in their organizations.

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