Awards

The Department of Criminal Justice recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who have excelled in their studies.

Undergraduate Awards

August Vollmer Award

This award is given to an outstanding graduating senior who works in the field of law enforcement.

  • 2015 — Matthew Kerstine
  • 2014 — Jaclyn Manning
  • 2013 — Bonnie Fraser
  • 2012 — Autumn Paulson
  • 2011 — Curtis A. Bleak
  • 2010 — Jeremy Waller
  • 2009 — Michael A. Wallace
  • 2007 — Richard Meyers
  • 2006 — Rebecca Johnson, Christina Christensen, Neda Cicic
  • 2005 — Fred Meyer III
  • 2004 — George Castro
  • 2000 — Adrian Lobo
  • 1999 — Paul Harvey
  • 1998 — Sharon Kisling, Monti Levy
  • 1997 — Patricia L. Carney
  • 1996 — Cinda L. Dillahunt
  • 1995 — Amie M. Schuck, Anthony A. York
  • 1994 — Cheryl Ladd, Yolanda Stibor
  • 1993 — Ann Priest
  • 1992 — Veronica Searles, Jon Clausen
  • 1991 — Theodore Snodgrass
  • 1990 — Craig Seibert
  • 1989 — Edward H. Jensen
  • 1998 — Rochelle J. Sax
  • 1987 — Samuel A. Mayrose
  • 1986 — Randall A. Montandon, Robert J. Rees

Dan Riley Scholarship

This award is given to an outstanding undergraduate student who has decided to major in criminal justice.

  • 2016 – Bailey Karas, Cristian Giovany Gonzalez Perez
  • 2015 — Stacey Clouse
  • 2014 — Stephanie Chen-Huynh, Adrian Santamaria
  • 2013 — Robert Dooley, Mayquel L. Carranza-Arajuo
  • 2012 — Joseph Belmonte, Kiera Flynn
  • 2011 — Catherine C. Rex
  • 2010 — Erical Herrera, Carrie Ann L. Batuista
  • 2009 — Benjamin Foster, Natalie Martinez
  • 2008 — Jordan Miller

Edwin Sutherland Award

Outstanding Criminal Justice Student

  • 2016 – Joshua Pearson
  • 2015 — Olivia Tuttle
  • 2014 — Brandonn Grossman
  • 2013 — Joseph Belmonte
  • 2012 — Emily Anderson
  • 2011 — Briana Courts, Erica Herrera
  • 2010 — Michael Allmon, Jordan Miller
  • 2009 — Jacob Hardy, Natalie Martinez
  • 2008 — Nick Bahen, Hilary Heap
  • 2007 — Caitlin Lorelli
  • 2006 — Madelyn Kish, Junilla Kershner
  • 2005 — Millie Barfield, Alison Klein, Shannon Prosser
  • 2004 — Rebecca Price
  • 2003 — Magann Jordan
  • 2002 — Deborah Melba
  • 2000 — Kyle Sims
  • 1999 — Craig Bourke
  • 1998 — Bill Constantacos
  • 1997 — Anne Marie DeMarco Rehm
  • 1996 — Michael S Jaques
  • 1995 — Connor Sherer
  • 1994 — Lara Sigurnik
  • 1993 — Merlinda Gallegos
  • 1992 — Herman Testan
  • 1992 — Marjorie Phillips
  • 1991 — Donald McDonald
  • 1990 — Lenore Meatovich
  • 1989 — Valerie L Anderson
  • 1989 — Mary Lou Strachan
  • 1988 — Tula Starck
  • 1987 — Rosalie A Wright, Kimberly R Korner

Jay Hahn Law Enforcement Scholarship

This award is given to an excellent undergraduate student at the junior level.

  • 2016 – Zuzuki Carlson
  • 2015 — Kelly Lutzker
  • 2014 — Robert Dooley, Brandon Rowe
  • 2013 — Bonnie Fraser, Noe Mahaulu
  • 2012 — Marie Mills, Kimberly Orf
  • 2011 — Caroline B. Schwartz
  • 2010 — Emily Anderson, Janelle Serrano-Luzano
  • 2009 — Jessica Bromley, Mark Valentin, Morgan McGaha
  • 2008 — Rio Kuhn, Kristine—Gem D. Estrella
  • 2007 — Nick Bahen, Lisa Dooley, Hilary Heap
  • 2006 — Caitlin Lorelli, Neda Cicic
  • 2005 — James Dold, Deanna Molinar
  • 2004 — Rebecca Price, John Brendon

Kriss Drass Undergraduate Student Research Award

This award is given to an undergraduate student who has conducted an outstanding research project under faculty supervision.

  • 2016 – Stacey Clouse
  • 2015 — Moncella Joseph-Giannattasio, Adrian Santamaria
  • 2014 — Lenin Belalcazar
  • 2013 — Sahar Nemati
  • 2012 — Amy Magnus
  • 2011 — Kyle L. Aleshire, Chara L. Heskett, Susan K. Potter
  • 2010 — Joseph Sarpong
  • 2009 — Danielle Shields
  • 2008 — Lisa Dooley, Gigi Poinier
  • 2007 — Debra Cochrane, Jessica Lance, Tatyana Menaker
  • 2006 — Junilla Kershner

Graduate Awards

Criminal Justice Outstanding Graduate Student Award

This award is given to a graduate student who has displayed outstanding academic performance.

  • 2016 – Alexa Bejinariu
  • 2015 — Logan Kennedy, Qingting Hu
  • 2014 — Gina Talavera
  • 2013 — Natalie Martinez
  • 2012 — Yudu Li
  • 2011 — Mari Sakiyama
  • 2010 — Courtney LaHaie
  • 2009 — Kara Kobus
  • 2008 — Violet Colavito, Melanie Taylor
  • 2007 — Jared Shoemaker
  • 2005 — Alicia Boots, Jeff Groebner, Magann Jordan, Jodi Olson

Criminal Justice Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award

This award is given to a student who produces an excellent thesis or class paper that is of publication quality.

  • 2014 — Miliaikeala Heen, Amy Magnus
  • 2013 — Natalie Martinez
  • 2012 — Jeremy Waller
  • 2011 — Danielle M. Shields
  • 2010 — Bridget Kelly
  • 2007 — Jared Shoemaker
  • 2006 — Nabil Ouassini
  • 2005 — Jodi Olson

Mitzi Hughes

  • 2008 — Nick Bahen