Friday, April 8, 2016

Students Inducted into Criminal Justice Honor Society

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of the national Criminal Justice Honor Society inducted 7 new members.  Current members Daniel Medvetz, a junior criminal justice major, and Megan Maguire, a senior criminal justice major, assisted in inducting their fellow classmates into the honor society.

To be eligible for membership, students must meet rigorous academic standards.  "It was an honor to recognize the students who were inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma," said Criminal Justice professor Marc Hedrick, who advises the honor society.  These students are some of the most studious, hard-working, and bright students, both from the online and classroom programs, in the Criminal Justice Department and at Ashland University."

Members of the Alpha Phi Sigma Alpha Upsilon Chapter
with the Honorable Brent N. Robinson
(L to R; New Member*) Laura Stanley*, Michael Talbert*, Judge Robinson, Megan Maguire,
Daniel Medvetz, Aimee Linville*, Morgan Scarberry*, Kimberly Vidika*, Tarin Cook*
Not pictured: Burton Roberts*
The Honorable Brent N. Robinson, Judge for the Richland County Common Pleas Court and Former First Assistant Prosecutor in the Richland County Prosecutor's Office, spoke at the ceremony.  Judge Robinson, who as a prosecutor handled thirteen murder trials, including one death penalty trial, and had a 100% conviction, discussed the ethical challenges present when prosecuting serious felonies.

When addressing the students, he spoke about the importance of not letting emotion or passion get in the way of justice and on how crucial it is to preserve the legal process and uphold the rights of the accused individual.

"He really impressed upon us how important it is to never sacrifice our integrity, character or reputation," said Morgan Scarberry, a senior student and newly-inducted Alpha Phi Sigma member.

Thank you, Judge Robinson, for sharing your insights with our students!

Congratulations on your academic achievements,
Alpha Phi Sigma members!

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