Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society

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Wed, Thu Sept 5, 6, 2012
5:30 p.m.
Criminal Justice Center, CJava Cafe

Alpha Phi Sigma is comprised of students of the College of Criminal Justice who are studying criminal justice as a major or minor. The requirements to be nominated include:

  • Completed three (3) full time semesters
  • 3.2 overall GPA
  • 3.2 GPA in Criminal Justice
  • Completed a minimum of four (4) courses within the criminal justice curriculum

The requirements to become an official member and maintain membership include:

  • Maintaining a 3.2 overall and criminal justice GPA
  • Participating in three (10) community service hours (university related or non-university related)
  • Participating in three (5) hours of fundraising activities
  • Attending and participating in mandatory biweekly meetings

Taking a Trial Run as a Prosecutor

Lange (l) in the courtroom alongside Assistant DA Brandy Davidson (center) and Defense Attorney Karli Kennell (r).
Lange (l) got courtroom experience alongside Assistant DA Brandy Davidson (center) and Defense Attorney Karli Kennell (r).

Senior Logan Lange wants to go to law school and become a district attorney. This summer, he got to test drive the career of his dreams in Austin County.

Global Security Forces Keep Employees Safe

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SHSU Alumnus Garrett Samples turned an internship into a job at Mustang Engineering.

For the 6,500 employees at Mustang Engineering, Garrett Samples (MS ’12) serves as eyes and ears around the world to help keep them safe on the job.

Mustang Engineering, a global company based in Houston, has offices around the world in such places as Abu Dhabi, Angola, Kuala Lumpur, London and Mumbai. As a leader in engineering, design, and management services for the oil and gas and manufacturing industries, the company employs a global security force to protect its employees and assets wherever they are located.

College of Criminal Justice Graduates 170

PH.D. graduates include Brenda Rowe, Ling Wu, Abdullah Cihan, Michael Cavanaugh, Joongyeup Lee, and Youngoh Jo.
PH.D. graduates include (l to r) Brenda Rowe, Ling Wu, Abdullah Cihan, Michael Cavanaugh, Joongyeup Lee, and Youngoh Jo.

The College of Criminal Justice graduated more than 170 during a Commencement Ceremony on Aug. 4, including approximately 111 undergraduate and 60 graduate students.

Summer Camp Showcases Criminal Justice Careers

A high school student steps in the gear of an ATF Special Agent.
A high school student steps in the gear of an ATF Special Agent.

This summer, more than 75 high school students from across Texas got to walk in the shoes of those who fight crime in the state.

Joining the SHSU Family of Graduates

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A record number of students graduated from SHSU in May.

Sam Houston State University – and the College of Criminal Justice – graduated a record number of students in the Spring and Summer semesters in 2012.

175 Years of the Houston Blue

Over the last 175 years, the Houston Police Department has had a colorful and controversial history, and Dr. Mitchel Roth and Tom Kennedy have documented it all: the good, the bad and the ugly.

Providing a Voice for Victims in Texas

Photo of woman comforting a young female victim.
The Crime Victims' Institute provides a voice for victims in Texas.

With the new session of the Texas Legislature beginning in 2013, the Crime Victims’ Institute (CVI) is busy preparing briefing papers on key issues impacting victims in the state.

At the top of the list are the health consequences that victims suffer as a result of crime, including physical, mental and behavioral issues, such as smoking and drinking. The studies will look at the cost and the impact of victimization on the health care industry, education and employment.

College Welcomes Four New Professors in 2012-13

Photo of the front of the CJ Center building.

Four new faculty members will join the College of Criminal Justice this fall.

The new assistant professors will include Drs. David Pyrooz, Danielle L. Boisvert, and Visiting Professor Ryan Randa, who will teach in the criminal justice program, and Dr. Sheree Hughes-Stamm, who will teach in forensic science.

Daytime CJ Classes Available in The Woodlands

Daytime classes in criminal justice are now available in The Woodlands Center.Daytime classes in criminal justice are now available in The Woodlands Center. Photos by Brian Blalock.

The College of Criminal Justice now offers daytime classes at Sam Houston State University – The Woodlands Center.

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