Dr. Julie Campbell
criminal justice program director, 308.865.8510

Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society, has recently inducted six University of Nebraska at Kearney students into membership, according to Dr. Julie Campbell, UNK associate professor of criminal justice and Alpha Phi Sigma adviser.

To be selected for membership, undergraduates must be criminal justice majors, have completed three full-time semesters and have taken a minimum of four courses in the criminal justice field. Students are required to have a minimum GPA of a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

“Typically, members represent the top 10 percent of students in the criminal justice major,” Dr. Campbell said.

According to Dr. Campbell, the mission of Alpha Phi Sigma is to promote analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship and life-long learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions, and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training.

Students inducted into the honor society, listed alphabetically by hometown, include: Farnam– Wesley Edson, Kearney– Jordan Heiliger and Melissa Tidwell, Minden– Grant Carlson, North Platte– Trishia Hackbart, and from Oakland, Iowa– Austin Taylor.