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Amber Marsano ’11 is am a member of the Health Law Society, Sports and Entertainment Law Association, the Transactional Law Competition Team, and she is the clerk for the legal fraternity Phi Alpha Delta. Amber is also a student ambassador, a Kaplan bar review representative, and she is a research and teaching
assistant for one of the professors at Widener University Law School. She is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) director for the American Bar Association, which is a program where students can get trained to perform basic income tax returns for low-income taxpayers or those with special needs such as the elderly, non-English speaking persons, and persons with disabilities within the community through out the tax season.                 

 

                     Erik Smithman earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology in 2012.  Erik recently graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy.

 

 

 

 

Nathan Link is a second year doctoral student in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University. Nathan completed the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Justice Studies (now Criminology) from The College of New Jersey and a Master of Social Work (policy track) from Rutgers. While at Rutgers he was awarded a Governor’s Executive Fellowship with the Eagleton Institute of Politics. He has worked in a residential treatment facility for troubled youth, as a group therapist in a drug treatment program, and for AmeriCorps’ Jumpstart program in Camden. Nathan’s research interests include criminological theory, prisoner reentry, and services for those in the correctional system. He is currently a Research Assistant for the drug treatment implementation study, CJDATS2, and is focusing his efforts on the medication-assisted treatment component. Nathan can be reached at nathan.link@temple.edu.

Regina McKenna earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology in 2007. She is now a third year student at Rutgers University School of Law – Camden. Regina is a legal intern with the Rutgers Domestic Violence Clinic and authorized to practice in New Jersey Superior Court – Family Division. She represents indigent victims of domestic violence from Camden County in matters including obtaining final restraining orders and negotiating consent orders involving child support and child custody arrangements. Regina is also a trained New Jersey court-appointed mediator. Regina graduates from Rutgers this May and she will take the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bar exams in late July. In September, she will begin serving as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Heidi Willis Currier, Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division, Middlesex County, for the 2011-2012 term. Following Regina’s clerkship, she hopes to work as a trial attorney in civil litigation, yet continue to do pro bono work for domestic violence victims. Commenting on her education in criminology at The College of New Jersey Regina writes, “I am grateful that my criminology major at TCNJ fully prepared me for the difficulties of law school and law practice.”

Keith Carmy earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology in May 2008 and began law school at Rutgers-Camden that summer.  He received First Year Honors and he has made Dean’s List three semesters.  After his first year, he was accepted to the Rutgers Law Journal and this past year he was made a Notes and Comments Editor.  He will have his comment published in an upcoming edition of the state constitutional law issue.  In addition, Keith was elected Vice President of the Rutgers-Camden chapter of the Federalist Society.  He has served as a teaching assistant for a first year legal writing course for the last two years.  He has also spent time working for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance pro bono program. He interned for the past two summers at the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, and he would like to eventually become a prosecutor or a district attorney.  Next year, Keith will be clerking for the Honorable Jeanne T. Covert, who is the presiding criminal judge in the New Jersey Superior Court in Mount Holly, NJ.

Jennifer Chawla earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology with minors in Spanish and Law, Politics, and Philosophy. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Phi Sigma, and Sigma Delta Pi academic honor societies. In addition, she served as vice president of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society and secretary of the Criminology Student Association. During her junior year, Jennifer completed an internship with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. Last semester, she also competed with the Political Science Department’s Moot Court Team in the ACMA Regional Tournament. At this year’s Gene Carte Awards Dinner, she was named one of the five seniors with the highest grade point average in the Criminology department. She will be attending Seton Hall University law school in Fall 2011.Jennifer Randolphearned the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology degree with a Law, Politics, and Philosophy minor.  She served as the President of Alpha Phi Sigma, the Criminology Honors Society.  She was also the Vice President of the Criminology Student Association.  Jennifer is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the Golden Key International Honour Society, the Order of Omega, and The College of New Jersey Honors Program.  Jennifer was a recipient of the Jeffrey R. Ralston Scholarship as well as the 2010 Academic Achievement Award in Criminology.  She was an active member of The College of New Jersey Club Cheerleading team. Jennifer will be attending Seton Hall University law school in Fall 2011.Kevin Schroeck Kevin Schroeck earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology, as well as  a minor in Psychology and a self-designed interdisciplinary concentration in Law and Behavior at TCNJ, graduating in December of  2009. Following graduation, Kevin attended the Mercer County Police Academy where he graduated in July of 2010 with an academic rank of  third in his class. The police academy provided extensive knowledge of the physical and mental requirements to be a successful police  officer. After beginning his MA studies in Criminal Justice at Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, Kevin was hired as a police officer in a local municipality in New Jersey. He is now continuing his MA studies in Criminal Justice through Arizona State University while working as a police officer. Kevin would like to thank the TCNJ Criminology department for all the incredible knowledge and guidance they have provided him.

Rick Moule earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology with minors in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies in 2009. In Fall 2009, he enrolled in the Master of Arts program in Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He has since switched into the Master of Science program, and is expected to graduate in the Spring of 2011. Rick currently serves as one of the original teaching assistants for ASU’s undergraduate online program in Criminal Justice, with coursework in the areas of situational prevention and criminological theory. His main research interests include social networks, gangs, peers, and life course criminology. His thesis combines these interests, and focuses on exploring how outside threat can promote or inhibit friendship maintenance among gang and non-gang adolescents. Rick is currently awaiting offers from some of the top Criminology PhD programs in the country, and will be continuing his education this fall.

Shaina Rose Basile-Ciaccio earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology with a minor in Political Science in December 2008. In the Fall of 2009, she was accepted at Villanova University on a full scholarship for a Master’s in Criminology, Law and Society. Shaina currently serves as a teaching and graduate assistant for undergraduate Criminal Justice courses at Villanova, such as Delinquency Prevention and Introduction to Criminology. Her main research interests include prevention in schooling as well as various aspects of bullying, including gender. Her thesis includes a mixed methods approach to a high school case study in central New Jersey. Shaina was married in January 2011 and is looking to become an adjunct professor as well as continue her education at the PhD level.

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