The Sam Houston State University College of Criminal Justice will be celebrating its annual Honors Day to recognize service, leadership and superior scholarship as well as honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. Honors Day will take place on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center.
The event will start off with a Leadership Luncheon for those who received an invitation. The luncheon will recognize student leaders, alumni, faculty and friends.
The Outstanding Dissertation Award will be awarded to Lindsey Glicksberg, the first in the nation to graduate with a Ph.D. in Forensic Science. The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Mary Lentschke, who achieved national recognition for directing research and reform to address the problem of sexual assault kits that were not submitted. The Defensor Pacem Medal will be presented to Dr. Rolando del Carmen for his contributions to the field of criminal justice. A tribute will also be payed to several of the college’s student organizations.
The Sundial Ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the south entrance to the Criminal Justice Center. The ceremony will honor Criminal Justice alumni and other law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The public is invited to attend.
Following the Sundial Ceremony will be a room dedication to Dr. Rolando del Carmen for his over 45 years of commitment to students and colleagues. This dedication will be held at 3 p.m., and the public is welcomed.
The college invites the public to the Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. at the Killinger Auditorium. The ceremony will recognize some of the most academically gifted students, presenting scholarships to more than 80 students. An additional 130 students will be recognized for their academic achievements.
“Honors Day is the highlight of the academic year in that it provides an opportunity for us to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and faculty and to remember those who perished in the line of duty,” Assistant to the Dean Debra McCall said.
The College of Criminal Justice will be celebrating Honors Day on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center.