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Criminal justice students make mark in South Carolina


Several members of Alpha Sigma Omega (ASO), the JSU chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon (LAE), the student division of the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA), recently (Oct. 25 – 27) attended the ACJA/LAE Region V Conference in North Charleston, South Carolina. 

The officer/member attendees were Lee Mann (President), Joseph Bramblett (Vice-President), Deanna Ruiz (Secretary), Annette Durham, Patrick Smith and Seth Owens.  They were accompanied by the ASO faculty advisor, Dr. Randal Wood.

The attendees participated in various competitions, including written exams, firearms, crime scene analysis and physical agility.  The students competed at the Upper Division (junior/senior level); Dr. Wood competed at the Professional Division.  The group brought home a total of 13 trophies. The individual trophies were:  1st Place Police Management Exam, 2nd Place Juvenile Justice Exam, and 3rd Place Corrections Exam (Seth Owens); 3rd Place Criminal Law Exam and 3rd Place Police Management Exam (Patrick Smith); 1st Place LAE Knowledge Exam (Annette Durham); 1st Place Firearms Competition (Lee Mann); 2nd Place Firearms Competition (Joseph Bramblett); 1st Place Criminal Law Exam and 2nd Place Physical Agility – 36 years & over (Dr. Wood).  The team trophies were:  1st Place Firearms (Lee Mann, Joseph Bramblett and Seth Owens) and 3rd Place Crime Scene Analysis (Deanna Ruiz, Annette Durham and Joseph Bramblett).  Lee Mann also won the “Top Gun” Trophy for the best score of all of the competitors in the Firearms Competition (Lower, Upper and Professional Divisions).

A fine (and fun) time was had by all.

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