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Scholarships Open Doors of Opportunity

Senior Katrina Caldwell-Russell (r), Cody Dickson (l), and Joy Triplett have teamed up to fight crime through a generous scholarship program.

Sam Houston State Senior Katrina Caldwell-Russell has received three scholarships from the College of Criminal Justice during her attendance at SHSU. The aid from the scholarships, Pell, and Texas Resident grants, will allow her to be debt-free upon graduation.

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Real Talk Explores Careers in Diplomatic Security

From providing security for Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in New York to breaking down doors to arrest suspects for visa or passport fraud, SHSU Alumnus Darrin Whatley and Paul Davies discussed the different aspects of life as a Special Agent with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security at a recent Real Talk with CJ.

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Weimar Chief Upgrades

Small Town Policing

Bill Livingston, a SHSU Masters Alumnus and Vice President of the Leadership Command College Alumni Association, has built a professional, eight-man police department in Weimar in Colorado County. He has been the Chief of the Weimar Police Department since 1993 and has witnessed many improvements.

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Detecting Designer Drugs

in the Lab

SHSU Graduate Student Kayla Ellefsen is researching a test to detect designer drugs on bath salts in the lab. The capstone project is being funded by the National Institute of Justice.

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Vietnamese Police Get Professional Training at LEMIT

LEMIT hosted its first professional development program for high-ranking police officials from the Ministry of Public Security in Vietnam. During their 13-day stay, the Vietnamese officials visited several law enforcement and correction agencies in Texas and explored different specialized facilities. They also learned about the American Criminal Justice system and leadership skills.

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Two Ph.D. Students Earn Graduate Research Awards

Two SHSU Ph.D students Robin D. Jackson and Youngoh Jo received awards from the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice (SWACJ) in a graduate student paper competition. Jackson submitted her paper on nonmedical prescription drug use by adolescents and social bonds and Jo examined the stability of self-control.

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