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Undergraduate Awards

BreedSenior Alexandra Breed was selected as the winner of the Richard J. Waugh Justice Studies Award, which is “presented to the outstanding senior in Justice Studies, selected on the basis of academic standing, service, and professional potential.” During the summer of 2012, she interned with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at the Georgia Intelligence Sharing and Analysis Center. Alexandra assisted analysts in creating “Human Trafficking in Georgia: A Statewide, Comprehensive Study,” in addition to contributing research to bath salt and synthetic cannabinoid projects. Alexandra’s internship has enabled her to strengthen her analytical skills, as she has served as a team member on a variety of projects. For the past year, Alexandra has worked diligently to institute a Jail Dog Program in Bulloch County and is hopeful that the program will become a success.

Junior Kelsey Widem was selected as the recipient of the Wallace and Wachniak scholarship, which is awarded to juniors enrolled full-time with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Kelsey has participated in experiential learning opportunities through the Department such as an Inside Out class taught by Dr. Agnich in a local women’s prison, and undergraduate research working with Drs. Gould, Policastro, and Agnich examining dating violence and sexual assault. Ms. Widem has a promising career ahead of her in the field of criminal justice and plans to attend graduate school after she graduates.

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