Category: Criminology and Criminal Justice

Aaron Boyd ‘20

Aaron Boyd came to the University of Illinois Springfield knowing he wanted to give back to his community. Boyd is the vice president of the UIS Black Male Collegiate Society, historian for the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Upsilon Xi Chapter, a student orientation coordinator for the UIS Office of New Student Orientation and Parent Relations and an intramural referee for UIS Campus Recreation.

Nick Zambito ‘20

Nick Zambito came to the University of Illinois Springfield ready to be a leader. As a freshman, he helped start the Habitat for Humanity Club on campus and was recognized for outstanding leadership by the Capital Scholars Honors Program. He currently serves as the external vice president of the Student Government Association and as a mentor for the Leadership for Life Service Program.

Garrad Straube ‘18

Garrad Straube transferred to the University of Illinois Springfield to be part of the men’s cross country and track and field teams. The criminology and criminal justice major is currently completing an internship at the Illinois State Police Academy and hopes to become a police officer following graduation.

Jon Welton ‘20

Hometown: Decatur, IL Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice Future Plans: Become a police officer University of Illinois Springfield student Jon Welton enjoys helping people. The Criminology and Criminal Justice major is a member of the Leadership for Life Service Organization on campus and is a private first class in the Illinois Army National Guard. Welton… Jon Welton ‘20 Read More »

Ivette Ortiz ‘17

Hometown: Carpentersville, IL Major: Criminal Justice Future Plans: Work in the Criminal Justice field If Ivette Ortiz isn’t busy making music, you’ll probably find her mentoring fellow students or helping the wrongfully convicted as an intern at the Illinois Innocence Project. The University of Illinois Springfield criminal justice major plays in the orchestra, is a… Ivette Ortiz ‘17 Read More »

Samia Ahmad ’14

Major: Political Science & Criminal Justice Hometown: Peotone, Illinois Future Plans: Work for the federal government Samia Ahmad, a political science and criminal justice major at the University of Illinois Springfield, has taken on many leadership roles on campus. She serves as Student Government Association (SGA) secretary, film coordinator for the Student Activities Committee, and… Samia Ahmad ’14 Read More »