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Alpha Phi Sigma is a national honor society for Criminal Justice students. It is active at ULM and often combines its activities with those of Lambda Alpha Epsilon. Membership in these two organizations often overlaps. For further information, please contact Dr. Netterville.

Lambda Alpha Epsilon is a national association of Criminal Justice students. It is active at ULM, often combining its activities with those of Alpha Phi Sigma. Students participate in local fund raising events, attend regional and national meetings, and engage in charitable activities. For further information, please contact Dr. Bonner.

Criminal Justice Networking System. Approximately 2,000 students have graduated from the Criminal Justice Program since it began in 1970. We maintain a list of approximately 850 of those graduates, along with contact phone numbers, agency of employment, and so forth. These alumni provide faculty and students with information and assistance where appropriate. The booklet containing these names is made available to students upon request. For further information about the Networking System, contact Dr. Robert Hanser.

Criminal Justice Alumni Association. The ULMCJAA was formed in the mid-1980s. It currently has a large concentration of members from the local area. These alumni meet periodically with students and provide them with information and to some degree maintains a mentoring relationship with active students. The Alumni Association also funds a major scholarship award. For further information, contact Dr. Robert Hanser.

Criminal Justice Scholarships. The Criminal Justice Program has acquired over $250,000 in endowments since the early 1980s. The interest on these funds is used to provide student scholarships and faculty development opportunities. The program routinely awards approximately $7,000-8,000 annually in program-awarded scholarships. The scholarships include: the Paul Howard Kitchens Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice, the Sidney Wilhite Scholarship in Criminal Justice, the Buddy Henderson Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice, the Jerry Posey Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice, the Kinsey Memorial Fund Scholarship in Criminal Justice, the Monroe Police Local Number 81 Scholarship, the Terry M. Cannon Scholarship in Criminal Justice, the Sheriff Bailey Grant Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice, the West Monroe Police Reserves Scholarship in Criminal Justice, and the State Trooper Mike Kees Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice. For further information, please contact Dr. Robert Hanser.

Graduate Assistantships. The Department of Criminal Justice usually awards 2-4 graduate assistantships and/or 2-4 graduate work-study assignments each year. Assistantships carry a stipend of $5,400 for a 9-month appointment and includes tuition waiver and waiver of out-of-state tuition. Work-Study asssignments carry a stipend of $4,480 for a 9-month appointment and do not include waivers. Expectation is 20 hours work assignment per week. Assistantships may be for teaching or research, dependent upon various applicable guidelines of accrediting associations, departmental need, and individual faculty needs. For further information, please contact Dr. Robert Hanser.

Criminal Justice Job Fair. The program holds a job fair each year in March or April. It is routinely attended by 40 to 60 criminal justice agencies representing federal, state, and local agencies in the fields of corrections and police. Representatives from as many as 10 states across the country have attended the job fair. For further information, please contact Dr. Bonner.


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