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Peru State criminal justice student, faculty place in 2012 American Criminal Justice Association Lambda-Alpha Epsilon Regional Conference Competition


(Peru, Neb.) Five Peru State College (PSC) criminal justice students and two faculty members recently competed against 140 of their peers at the American Criminal Justice Association- Lambda Alpha Epsilon (ACJA-LAE) Region 3 Conference Competition at Central Missouri State University. Three earned honors.

The ACJA-LA Conference consists of a series of competitions including academic testing, crime scene investigation, physical agility and firearms. Students and advisors competed in all of the competitions, with the exception of the firearms category.

In the Physical Agility category, PSC Criminal Justice Instructors Daniel Hayes and Ronicka Schottel won second and third place, respectively, in the men’s and women’s divisions. Andrew Horn, a senior criminal justice counseling major from Verdon, won third place in the men’s division. Hayes also placed fourth in the Professional Division Corrections Academic Test.

Other student participants included:

  • Tairi Ferguson, a junior criminal justice administration and psychology major from Hamburg, Iowa
  • Allyson Bennett, a senior criminal justice administration major from Nebraska City
  • Danae Disney, a senior criminal justice counseling and psychology major from Blue Springs
  • Jacob Hedden, a junior criminal justice administration major from Johnson

All are members of Kappa Omicron Rho, the Peru State chapter of ACJA-LAE, a criminal justice honors fraternity with more than 2,000 members nationwide.