GGC charters criminal justice honor society

Alpha Phi Sigma, the nationally recognized honor society for criminal justice students, welcomed its first chapter at Georgia Gwinnett College during induction ceremonies held in the Student Center on March 4. Altogether, 10 criminal justice majors were accepted into the 70-year-old honor society which will be advised by Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Wayne Gillespie, also a member.

Alpha Phi Sigma, the nationally recognized honor society for criminal justice students, welcomed its first chapter at Georgia Gwinnett College during induction ceremonies held in the Student Center on March 4. Altogether, 10 criminal justice majors were accepted into the 70-year-old honor society which will be advised by Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Wayne Gillespie, also a member.

“We are proud to welcome these students into Alpha Phi Sigma,” said Gillespie. “An essential part of the success of the Alpha Phi Sigma is the determination to maintain consistent and high standards of criminal justice academic recognition. This determination led to the establishment of Alpha Phi Sigma chapters at colleges and universities across the country.”

Heading the newly inaugurated honor society are KimBerly VanDeusen (president), Jonathan Poole (vice president), Lisa Ann Hicks (secretary) and Alicia Sexton (treasurer). Other members include Christine Nicole Nonirit, Benjamin Boyd Pace, Almedin Ajanovic, Justin Drew Miller, Chelsea Butler, Andrew Scott and Lucas Diel. Dr. Ronald Hunter, a professor of criminal justice, is also a member of the honor society.

Entrance into Alpha Phi Sigma is based on academic excellence. Candidates must maintain a minimum of 3.2 GPA, both in their general education courses and in their criminal justice courses. Members must also rank in the top 35 percent of their classes and have completed a minimum of four courses within the criminal justice curriculum. The honor society is open to those with a declared criminal justice major or minor.

A nationally recognized honor society since 1976, Alpha Phi Sigma has more than 300 chapters and 80,000 members across the United States.

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