Dr. del Carmen Awarded Honorary Degree in The Philippines


Dr. Rolando del Carmen was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in laws from Silliman University, his alma mater in the Philippines.

Dr. Rolando del Carmen was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in laws from his alma mater in The Philippines in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the legal field.

“President” De La Garza Returns to Washington


Sophomore Jordan De La Garza is participating in inaugural activities in Washington, D.C. with the Envision program.

Sophomore Jordan De La Garza already served once as President in Washington, D.C., and in January he hopes to return for a second term.

Scholarship Dedicated in Service to Others


Alumnus Sgt. 1st Class Todd Gibb continues his dedication to service through a scholarship at the College.

Sgt. 1st Class Todd Gibbs continues to give back to his alma mater and country long after a roadside bomb took his life in Iraq in Dec. 7, 2004.

Study Assesses Elder Abuse Training in Texas


A study by Dr. Victoria Titterington found a lack of training on elder abuse issues among Texas law enforcement officers.

Law enforcement officers are often the first to respond to and investigate suspected cases of elder abuse, but nine out of 10 officers receive no training on how to handle these cases, according to a study by the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) at Sam Houston State University.

What's Your Story? Criminal Justice Panel

Career Services

Criminal justice professionals, include FBI, US Marshal, Juvenile Probation and Texas Game Warden, discuss career options in the field on 11/16.

What’s Your Story?
Criminal Justice Panel
Wed, Nov 16

3:00 – 4:30pm
CJ Courtroom

Career Services at Sam Houston State University will present a panel of Criminal Justice professionals during “What’s Your Story?,” a week-long series designed to introduce students to careers available in the field. Other panels target jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; Business; and Education.
The Criminal Justice Panel will include:

  • Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Garmon
  • Texas Game Warden Dornell Crist
  • Jill Saumell, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer at Walker County Juvenile Services
  • Adam Hitt, Staff Operations Specialist for the FBI Houston, Multi-Agency Gang Task Force

The panelists will focus on sharing their stories about how they found their professions and the lessons they learned along the way.

For more information, contact Career Services at (936) 294-1713.

Students Earn Best of the Midwest in Research Papers

An undergraduate and a graduate student in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology recently won outstanding student paper awards from the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association.

For the Love of Research in Forensic Science

New Faculty

Dr. Madeleine Swortwood worked for the Food and Drug Administration and the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office before joining SHSU.

Dr. Madeleine Swortwood grew up wanting to be a lawyer and a doctor. She found the best of both worlds in forensic science.

Bearkat Takes Crime Stoppers to the State

Crime Stoppers

Former Bearkat Steven Squier recently was named to the Texas Crime Stoppers Council.

Former Bearkat Steven Squier wears many hats in Montgomery County.

On the Frontline of Homeland Security Planning

Security Studies

The new Director of Security Studies, Dr. Nadav Morag, has been at the center of homeland security planning in the U.S. and Israel.

Throughout his career, Dr. Nadav Morag has been heavily engaged in counterterrorism and homeland security policy in the United States and Israel.

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