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Three Criminology Students Inducted into Prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society

August 2, 2018

Filed Under: Awards, News, Students

On July 25, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice students Kristen Neville, Amber Sagastume, and Christina Toussaint were inducted into the prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society.

The three criminology students were among 28 undergraduate students to receive this unique honor campus wide.

“We are so proud of these students,” said Dr. Thomas Blomberg, Dean of the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. “They have taken the initiative to become more involved in their campus and their communities and will no doubt continue to be active citizens for years to come.”

Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research, and service.

To become an inductee of the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society, students must meet the engagement area criteria and submit a synthesis reflection project in their final semester before graduation. Participants are recognized during graduation and receive a designation on their official university transcript, both of which make the students more marketable to potential employers or graduate programs.