Criminal Justice and Criminal Investigation Students Win at Conference
SUNY Canton’s future law enforcement professionals received high marks at the American Criminal Justice Association northeast regional conference.
Members of Beta Psi Delta, the SUNY Canton chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association, took home a handful of awards in competitions against students from 17 other colleges.
“This was the first time we competed at an American Criminal Justice Association conference,” noted Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Brian K. Harte, who advises the Beta Psi Delta chapter. “We hope to compete annually as a way to promote our excellent students and our career-driven programs.”
Harte and Criminal Justice Instructor Professor Elizabeth A. Erickson traveled with the students to the conference in Philadelphia, Pa.
Among the Criminal Investigation students who placed at the conference were:
- Elizabeth S. Ayers of Brooktondale took first place in the upper division criminal law examination.
- Andrew C. Wood of Ogdensburg took second place in the upper divisions of the criminal law examination and the police administration examination.
- Anthony M. Puretti of Canton took second place in the upper division of the firearms competition.
The American Criminal Justice Association and its SUNY Canton Chapter emphasizes continuing excellence within the Criminal Justice fields and promotes academic excellence and leadership among students.
SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.
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