TU holds criminal justice honor society induction ceremony via Skype | Events
THOMAS COUNTY, GA - News release from Thomas University
Twelve students in Thomas University’s online Criminal Justice program were inducted into the Beta Epsilon Chapter of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society during a ceremony held via Skype on Wednesday, March 21.
The keynote speaker for the induction ceremony was Brig. Gen. J. Tim Williams who serves as Superintendent of the Georgia Department of Corrections’ State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth, Ga.
Williams’s employment with the Georgia Department of Corrections spans more than 18 years and includes a variety of training, training management and operations management positions.
Williams’ military career includes assignments in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom. He was confirmed as the General Officer and Deputy Commanding General of the 80th Training Command in June 2009.
Williams’ military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and Belgian Parachutist Badge.
Thomas University Criminal Justice students inducted into Beta Epsilon Chapter of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society include Jeffery Ford, Thomas Gramiak, Brian Hodges, Tonya Lowman, Joseph Morgan, Jackie Strickland, Murray Tatum, Bobby Underwood, Joseph Weldon, Lisa Wilbanks, Robert Wilbanks and Kristi Willis. Scott Johnson serves as Chapter Advisor. Lori Battle serves as Assistant Chapter Advisor. Both are Criminal Justice instructors.
Alpha Phi Sigma was founded in 1942. There are currently more than 360 chapters nationwide.
To be accepted as a member into the Beta Epsilon Chapter at Thomas University, undergraduate students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, must have completed one-third of the total hours required for graduation, must rank in the top 35 percent of their class and have completed a minimum of four courses in the Criminal Justice curriculum.
Undergraduate students with a declared major or minor in Criminal Justice may be considered for membership.