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Mansfield's Criminal Justice Administration Program offers a system based background with a core curriculum covering areas such as law enforcement, courts, corrections and juvenile delinquency. For more information, click here.
The Criminal Justice Administration Program is pleased to announce the creation of the new online CJAO Associates of Science track. Now prospective students will have the option to earn an A.S. degree entirely online. This program is specifically designed to meet the needs of students who would like the freedom to complete course work at their convenience, such as current criminal justice practitioners, current military, or students with full-time jobs or other commitments. We are currently accepting applications and will begin to offer courses during the fall 2013 semester. Interested parties should contact the Mansfield University Admissions office at http://admissions.mansfield.edu/ or 800-577-6826 / 570-662-4243.
Sarah B. Stigerwalt, a senior criminal justice administration major, is participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (T.H.I.S.) program this spring 2013 semester. Sarah was chosen as Mansfield University's representative and was one of fourteen college students selected for this prestigious internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). For fifteen weeks, Sarah will inten with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.
Sarah will graduate from M.U. this May and her future plans are to attend graduate school. While on campus she was active in Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the National Criminal Justice fraternithy, and she also served as the Criminal Justice program's work-study student.
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February 21, 2013: Members from the Lambda Alpha Epsilon (L.A.E.) Criminal Justice Organization visited Lewisburg Federal Prison, more affectionately known as "The Big House." The students were welcomed with a question and answer session by two Mansfield University CJA alumni; Warden Jeff Thomas and Unit Manager John Adami. A tour of the facility followed. It was a great experience seeing how a maximum security facility operates and meeting successful CJA graduates!
On February 9, 2013, Lock Haven University held the 34th Annual Collegiate Boxing Invitational. Mansfield University entered two fighters on the card, Nathan Fox (left) and Hayden White (right). Nathan and Hayden both went the distance and won their bouts. Congratulations to both fighters! Lock Haven University, the U.S. Naval Academy, Penn State University (Main Campus), Miami University (Ohio), Penn State Harrisburg, Mansfield University, Shippensburg University, W. Virginia University, and Kutztown University were represented at the invitational.
Larry M, Hake, a 1987 criminal justice administration graduate, was honored with theOutstanding Young Alumni Award. This award is given annually by the M.U. Alumni Association's Society of Honors program for outstanding professional performance, achievements, and leadership. It was presented at the Alumni Weekend Luncheon in June, 2012. Special Agent Hake is currently employed by the US Department of State in the Diplomatic Security Service.
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On November 30, 2011, the Criminal Justice Administration program honored it's Outstanding Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students. These awards are presented every fall semester. They are based on grade point average and cover the previous academic year (2010-11). Each student received a certificate and an autographed copy of Michael Capuzzo's New York Times bestseller, The Murder Room, 2010, donated by Dr. W. Scott Thornsley.
Chad C. Kramer - Outstanding Sophomore
Cody A. Garrison - Outstanding Freshman
Michael A. Morariu - Outstanding Junior
(pictured L to R)
On February 24, 2012, FBI Special Agent Mark P. Thompson (retired) was recognized as a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Criminal Justice by Mr. Joshua Battin. Mr. Thompson has presented a series of lectures to criminal justice classes regarding crime scene investigations, federal law enforcement, and the FBI.
Mr. Thompson is also assisting LAE, the Criminal Justice fraternity, this spring semester. He will be conducting crime scene training for interested students.
On September 24, 2011, brothers from Lambda Alpha Epsilon, a national professional fraternity for criminal justice students, traveled to Hughesville, Pennsylvania to aid in flood recovery efforts.
Brendan Benis, Justin Morales, Tyler Morse, and Kyle Wagner helped remove damaged items from the residence of a family friend of one of the fraternity members.
Once damaged items were removed from the basement to a dumpster, the brothers cleaned the basement with products to inhibit the growth of mold. The home owner was very appreciative for the assistance and stated that the brothers were "such a great help and a pleasure to be around!"