Ashland University Criminal Justice Students Earn Statewide Recognition
Two Ashland University students in the University’s Criminal Justice program have earned statewide recognition.
Alexis Kodosky, a senior majoring in criminal justice and environmental science, was named the Outstanding Criminal Justice Undergraduate Student of the Year by the Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education. She is the daughter of Cindy and Daniel Kodosky, 11300 Smith Road in Spencer, and is a 2006 graduate of Black River High School.
Eric Wooddell, a senior majoring in criminal justice and sociology, was a runner-up for this award, tied with a student from Defiance College. Wooddell is the son of Chris and Dianne Wooddell, 2121 Riverside Drive, Sidney, and a 2006 graduate of Lehman High School.
Both Kodosky and Wooddell will receive their awards at the annual Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education (OCCJE) Research Conference Luncheon at Youngstown State University on April 9. The students are nominated by faculty at their college or university and the winner is determined by an awards committee of the OCCJE.
The Ohio Council of Criminal Justice education is an organization whose mission is to promote education and research in the administration of criminal justice and to facilitate communication and cooperation with practitioners on the matters of mutual interest concerning education in criminal justice.
The Ohio Council serves to bring together criminal justice educators and practitioners to facilitate cooperation and to promote the expansion of professional criminal justice education, its subsequent application to the field, and to actively engage in the elevation of the ethical and personnel standards of the criminal justice field.
The Criminal Justice program remains one of the most popular majors at Ashland University. Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.