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Criminal justice honor society inducts five at UIS

April 4, 2008

Contact: Leanne Brecklin, 217/206-7430, lbrec1@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD — Induction ceremonies for five new members of the Epsilon Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society, will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the Public Affairs Center restaurant at the University of Illinois at Springfield. A dinner will accompany the induction ceremonies.

Alpha Phi Sigma, the only national honor society for criminal justice majors, recognizes the academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students. To be eligible, students must have completed at least one-third of the total hours required for graduation and must maintain specified grade-point averages overall and in the major.

Students being inducted are Karen Harrold, Jonathan Hartwig, Jennifer Lamb, Nicole Reynolds, and Ashley Stewart. Leanne Brecklin, assistant professor of Criminal Justice at UIS, serves as chapter adviser.

The ceremony will also honor 21 members who are graduating this academic year: Wayne Clark, Jennifer Donnelly, John Dunlap, Christopher Geary, Aimee Goodman, Kristin Hegel, Catalina Hernandez, Jayme Howland, Jennifer Kirschbaum, Gary Lowe, Rena Middendorf, Deanna Miller, Ryan Reese, Holly Reuter, Matthew Richards, Keyria Rogers, Rebecca Smith, Ashley Stewart, John Turner, Jennifer Weber, and Katie Willoughby.

UIS' Criminal Justice department is housed within the College of Public Affairs and Administration and offers the baccalaureate degree and undergraduate minor.



The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs: 21 bachelor's, 20 master's, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.

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