Criminal justice students inducted into national honor society in Spring 2021 semester

Published by Logan Tuttle 1 week ago on Wed, Apr 28, 2021 11:48 AM
Thirteen Concordia criminal justice students were inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma during the Spring 2021 semester. Pictured is, starting in top left: Jesse Garcia, Ryan Moormeier, Monica Dale, Grant Lammers, Erica Heinzerling, Dresden Wilson, Jetta Tegeler and Maggie Cleveland. Not pictured is Chase Hammons, Janessa Jarvis, Jacob Schielke, Grace Barry and Lydia Grimpo.

In the Spring 2021 semester, 13 Concordia criminal justice students were inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, the only national criminal justice honor society.

Students must complete the equivalent of three full-time semesters of course work, complete four criminal justice courses, major or minor in criminal justice or a related field, carry a 3.2 cumulative GPA and a 3.2 or higher within the criminal justice major or minor and be recommended by a faculty advisor. Dr. Kathy Miller, professor of sociology and Dr. Ed Hoffman, associate professor of criminal justice and director of the online criminal justice program, serve as faculty advisors of the Concordia chapter.

“These students exemplify the characteristics of leadership and service that Concordia wants for all our students,” Miller said. “Recognition of their achievements affirms their efforts and encourages other students in their vocations."

Students inducted include:

  • Grace Barry, senior, Lincoln, Neb.
  • Maggie Cleveland, junior, Petersburg, Neb.
  • Monica Dale, senior, Burlington, Wis.
  • Jesse Garcia, junior, El Cajon, Calif.
  • Lydia Grimpo, junior, Lincoln, Neb.
  • Chase Hammons, junior, Columbus, Neb.
  • Erica Heinzerling, senior, Ankeny, Iowa
  • Jenessa Jarvis, senior, Vail, Ariz.
  • Grant Lammers, junior, Blair, Neb.
  • Ryan Moormeier, junior, Tukwila, Wash.
  • Jacob Schielke, senior, Lincoln, Neb.
  • Jetta Tegeler, junior, Lincoln, Neb.
  • Dresden Wilson, senior, Boone, Iowa

“As faculty advisors, and the University as a whole, we are very proud of these students,” Hoffman said. “They have worked very hard to achieve this honor.  They exemplify the qualities we strive to build in our students at Concordia University and we know they are poised to become great leaders in our communities.”