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Graduate Student Jack Lightfoot and Undergraduate Roland Turner Win Conference Awards

During the Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA) conference, Jack Lightfoot, a CJ&C Departmental Graduate Student, received the Poster Competition Award – alongside Dr. Laurie Gould – for their presentation entitled “Cyber Espionage: A Case Study.” With cyber espionage leading to leaks and breaches of sensitive information pertaining to millions of Americans, their research examines the recent security breach of the Office of Personal Management (OPM). In addition, they examined current trends in cyber espionage along with the difficulties involved in combating it.

Roland Turner, a senior Justice Studies major, received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award. Roland is an active member of the Mock Mediation Club, and received the “Rising Mediator” award for his outstanding service to the organization and community. He served as the activity coordinator for Nevils Elementary School in Statesboro, Georgia and served as an intern at the Restorative Justice Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, he has developed a restorative justice curriculum for young adults.


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