Student Highlights: Amazing Students in Criminal Justice

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Congratulations to Jacob Laan!

 Jacob Laan

Jacob Laan successfully defended his Master's Thesis on Law Enforcement Training on Mental Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Southeastern United States in April, 2013. His thesis won the 1st place in the Graduate Division of the 2013 Troy University College of Arts and Sciences Research and Creative Works Showcase. The following faculty members serve on Jacob Laan's thesis committee: Dr. Jeffrey C. Lee (Committee Chair), Dr. Edward H. Stevens, Dr. Jeffrey Rush, and Dr. Rebecca V. Ingram.

Jacob Laan will start his study in the Criminal Justice Ph.D. program in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2013. He has been offered a very-competitive graduate assistantship in the Ph.D. program (including full tuition and yearly stipend).

Besides his academic success, Jacob Laan has also been an active member of criminal justice organizations/associations (e.g., Alpha Phi Sigma and Southern Criminal Justice Association). He has been a member of Alpha Phi Sigma (National Criminal Justice Honor Society) since 2010. He served as Vice-President in 2010 and as President in 2011 in the Alpha Phi Sigma. Jacob Laan also presented his work in the 2012 Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference in Jacksonville, FL.

Thank you for your hard-work! Wish you great success in your career!

Karl Pollack

Karl Pollack

Karl Pollack, one of our amazing CJ students, works as a student security officer. His duty includes checking housing facilities, making sure that the campus is safe, making sure there are no illegal activities happening on campus, and being an extra set of eyes after dark.

Troy University recognizes the athletes in all sports


Every semester the Troy University recognizes the athletes in all sports who have achieved a 3.0 GPA for the previous semester. Jimmie Arnold, a senior in Criminal Justice Major, is number 67 in the Troy University football team. He has been in the 3.0 club three times since declaring Criminal Justice as his major.

Harrison Barber

Harrison Barber

Harrison Barber, one of our amazing CJ students, is an Active Duty Army (Sergeant 1st Class) and a ROTC Cadet. In spite of his active duty, Harrison Barber excels academically. He received the Norma Taylor Mitchell Award for outstanding performance in General History Class and made the Provost list (with GPA above 3.65) in Fall, 2012.

Brandon Bennett

Brandon Bennett

Brandon Bennett, a Criminal Justice student, has been recognized for his Outstanding Academic Performance in his JRN1103 course. Brandon Bennett has also been very active in participating community services and playing Rugby football in the Troy University.