The Criminal Justice Studies Advisory Committee awarded two seniors with the Outstanding Student in Criminal Justice Studies Award on Thursday, April 20, 2023.
Ashley D’Andrea ’23 and Jessica Skelley ’23 have been selected to receive the Oustanding Student in Criminal Justice award.
D’Andrea is a psychology and English double major with a minor in criminal justice studies and is a sociology major with a double minor in criminal justice studies and human service studies.
The Outstanding Student in Criminal Justice Studies Award recognizes senior students minoring in criminal justice studies who have shown outstanding academic achievement within the minor and/or service to the field of criminal justice studies through internships, independent study, research or participation in criminal justice studies organizations.
Both D’Andrea and Skelley have records of exceptional academic achievement and contributions to Criminal Justice Studies. Program faculty were enthusiastic about the quality of D’Andrea’s writing, her pursuit of an original independent study within the minor, and the creative ways she has made connections between her English major and her interest in the study of crime. Faculty were impressed by Skelley’s research on attitudes towards police reform, which she has presented at the Southern Sociological Society conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C., as well as her work with Family Abuse Services of Alamance County.