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UC’s Criminal Justice Program Recognizes Outstanding Students


Williamsburg, Ky. – The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Criminal Justice (CJ) Department recently recognized several CJ students for outstanding work. The director of the Criminal Justice program, Associate Professor Justin DeCecca, recognized the students for their hard work and effort they made over the last year.

During the ceremony eight UC Criminal Justice students were recognized. Each student was given an achievement medal that can be worn during graduation.

• Franzeya Childress (Brodhead, Ky.)- Criminal Justice Student of the Year

• Rachel Harp (Williamsburg, Ky.)- Senior 110% Effort and Hard Work

• Michael Wright (Somerset, Ky.)- Junior 110% Effort and Hard Work

• Andrea Hughes (Sahuarita, AZ) - Criminal Justice Physical Fitness Award

• Peter Martinez (Rowland Heights, CA) - Outstanding Citizen Award

• Ashley Wampler (London, Ky.)- Criminal Justice Student Athlete of the Year (Softball)

• Krystyna Napier (London, Ky.)- Senior 110% Effort and Hard Work

• Christopher Johnson (Jellico, TN) - Junior 110% Effort and Hard Work

Criminal Justice is in its third year as a major at UC and has over 100 majors and minors enrolled in the program. August 2012 will mark the start date for the new Masters in Justice Administration degree. This program will take approximately 12 months to complete and is 100% online.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.