LAWRENCEVILLE -- Alpha Phi Sigma, the nationally recognized honor society for criminal justice students, welcomed its inaugural chapter at Georgia Gwinnett College during induction ceremonies in the student center.
In total, 10 criminal justice majors were welcomed into the 70-year-old honor society. It will be advised by Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Wayne Gillespie.
"We are proud to welcome these students into Alpha Phi Sigma," Gillespie said. "An essential part of the success of the Alpha Phi Sigma is the determination to maintain consistent and high standards of criminal justice academic recognition. This determination led to the establishment of Alpha Phi Sigma chapters at colleges and universities across the country."
The following will lead the honor society: KimBerly VanDeusen, president; Jonathan Poole, vice president; Lisa Ann Hicks, secretary; and Alicia Sexton, treasurer.
Other members include Christine Nicole Nonirit, Benjamin Boyd Pace, Almedin Ajanovic, Justin Drew Miller, Chelsea Butler, Andrew Scott and Lucas Diel. Ronald Hunter, a professor of criminal justice, is also a member.
Entrance into the honor society is based on academic excellence. Candidates must maintain a 3.2 minimum GPA in general education courses and criminal justice courses. Members must also rank in the top 35 percent of their classes and have completed a minimum of four courses within the criminal justice curriculum.
The society is open to those who have declared criminal justice as a major or minor.