Criminal Justice Honor Society inducts new members
More than 30 inductees, family and friends gathered in the Yellowjacket Union to have a formal induction ceremony under the guidelines of Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society. This was the first formal induction ceremony held at UW-Superior. The local chapter Alpha Delta Gamma was re-activated this fall.
New inductees in 2017 included President Taavi Mattson, Vice President Luke Jacques, Secretary Kahley Kallberg, Treasurer Sydney Mastey, and members Erica Bauer, Darien Bottila, Christopher Cassandro, Edriana Dennard, Gabriel Hendrickson, Melody Maleski, Benjamin Olson, Marinel Walfridsson, Marylynne Leadstrom, Nicholas Hudson and Robert Lander. Honorary members Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander and Douglas County District Attorney Mark Fruehauf were also inducted. Advisor and Alpha Phi Sigma faculty member Dr. Maria Stalzer Wyant Cuzzo conducted the ceremony.
Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes the academic excellence of undergraduate students of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. The goals of the organization are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership and unity. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only Criminal Justice Honor Society which is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with the Academic of Criminal Justice Sciences.
“Students who dedicate themselves to outstanding academic excellence need to be publicly rewarded for their hard work and hard-earned achievements,” said Dr. Cuzzo. “Alpha Phi Sigma provides that recognition and acknowledgment that provides encouragement and hope for students on the importance of academics. All of these inductees – our first group to have a formal induction ceremony – earned the right to be honored and part of a national honor society.”
The next induction will occur in fall 2018. All Legal Studies and Criminal Justice majors are eligible to be considered for membership provided they meet the honor society expectations.