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Spotlight on Success

School of Education and Human Services
Date: Mar 2017

On March 25th, 81 students from the University of Maryland, Towson University, George Mason University Guelph Humber University (Canada), and the Mount competed in the 13th Annual Robert 'Bob' Fram CSI Challenge.  Each three person team was tasked with investigating a triple homicide.  Students needed to locate and properly recover evidence from the scene, collect blood stains, and interview a witness.  The teams only had fifty-minutes to process the complete scence, which was observed and judged by a practicing detective. 
The three Canadian Teams swept the competition with the Canadian Snow Inspectors, Canadian's Say I'm Sorry, and Official Poutine Party, finishing first, second, and third respectively.  The Mount teams followed with the University of Maryland and Towson University teams.  At the following awards ceremony, the Mount's own Professor Joseph Vince presented on how the real investigation was conducted and successfully prosecuted.  Congratulations to all the students who made the event possible!  Job well done! -

PAL2017
The Criminal Justice Association (CJSA) and the Men's Basketball Team hosted 25 students from the Frederick Police Department's Police Activities League (PAL) for their game against LIU Brooklyn on February 23rd.  Along with President Trainor, faculty, and students, the PAL kids cheered loud and proud as our Mountaineers faced an important conference contest.
CJSA has for many years teamed up with the PAL to mentor at-risk inner-city youths.  Over the years, the CJSA has seen documented improvements in the lives of the kids they assist.  PAL students stay-in-school, stay-off-drugs, and stay-out- of-trouble.  Mount students help the PAL program by volunteering their time to assist with homework, teach computer skills, play sports, and lend their ears to the problems of the young teenagers.
PAL kids report tht their trip to the Mount is their favorite activity.  They are treated to a great game a hot dog, and a chance to meet the team members.  Coach Christian says that, "Participating in Mount sports allows a student to learn more than an athletic skill and how to win in life."  Likewise, the CJSA believes that their education and prospective careers begin and end with service to others.  After all, every kid deserves a PAL.

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