Sunday, July 27, 2008

ACC Criminal Justice Student Receives NYSSA Scholarship

Danielle Charbonneau of Saratoga Springs, a graduate of
Adirondack Community College's criminal justice program, has been
awarded a $500 scholarship by the New York State Sheriffs' Association.

This scholarship is given by the Sheriffs' Association to an
outstanding criminal justice graduate at ACC. The presentation was made
recently by Warren County Sheriff Bud York.

"Danielle is a committed student and a role model for other
students who are interested in a career in the field of criminal
justice," said Peter Girard, professor of criminal justice at ACC. "She
developed an impressive resume while at ACC and we wish her good luck in
her future studies."

Danielle graduated from ACC in May with a degree in criminal
justice/police science. She will continue her education in the fall at
John Jay College in New York City, one of the premiere criminal justice
schools in the country.

"Many of our students carry a full course load, work part time
and have various outside commitments," Girard said. "This award
demonstrates that, in spite of these challenges, our students can meet
and exceed the high academic standards that ACC expects from its

While attending ACC, Danielle maintained a high grade point
average, was president of the Criminal Justice Club, participated in a
year-long mentoring program with the Washington County Youth Bureau,
worked part-time in the private security field in several different jobs
and was involved in many other criminal justice-related activities.

ACC's criminal justice degree program allows students the option
of focusing their studies in either police science or substance abuse
Approximately 200 students are enrolled in this program at ACC.

ACC is also offering graduating criminal justice students an
opportunity to earn a four-year criminal justice degree through SUNY
Plattsburgh at the ACC campus.

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