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FSU Criminology Remembers Dr. Owusu-Ansah Agyapong

September 9, 2014

Filed Under: Alumni

The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University mourns the loss of Dr. Owusu-Ansah Agyapong. Agyapong, 61, passed away on August 25, 2014. He was a Professor in Florida A & M University’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Dr. Agyapong earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1980 from the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice in addition to a Masters degree and a Ph.D. in Criminology from FSU, which he earned in 1988. His dissertation, “The Effect of Professionalism on Police Job Performance: An Empirical Assessment,” was directed by Thomas G. Blomberg, dean of the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at FSU. Blomberg notes “Dr. Owusu-Ansah Agyapong was a remarkable person and educator who positively impacted the lives of countless students, colleagues, friends, and family. His intellect, passion, and altogether positive attitude about the importance of education inspired his students throughout his career as professor at Florida A & M University.”

Faculty at the College remember Dr. Agyapong’s magnetic smile, positive outlook, and talent for playing soccer.

In celebration of his life and legacy, the faculty and staff from Florida A & M University’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice will host a memorial service on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Lee Hall Auditorium, Florida A & M University, 1601 South Martin Luther King Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. The memorial service will begin at 6:00 p.m.