A ride-along with the Minnesota Corrections Agent of the Year, who keeps tabs on high-risk offenders

MSUM criminal justice alum is named Minnesota Corrections Agent of the Year. By: Mike Nowatzki, INFORUM MOORHEAD – When Mike Schommer visits his “clients,” he’s not making a sales call or pitching a new product. As an intensive supervised release (ISR) agent for the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Schommer’s clientele consists of convicted murderers, rapists and other high-risk offenders who, […]

Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute receives $10,000 grant

The Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute received a $10,000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota for the 2011 institute. The Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute is coordinated by Dr. Deborah White, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. The annual five-day residential program is designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for women who do not already have extensive […]

Sue Humphers-Ginther, students attend Minnesota gerontological meeting

Sue Humphers-Ginther, Sociology and Criminal Justice, and four senior gerontology students (Marissa Maiers, Alison Nash-Gerlach, Jennifer Pippin-Anderson, and Muna Shrestha) attended the annual meeting of the Minnesota Gerontological Society in Brooklyn Center April 30. This year’s conference theme was “Be the Change: Innovative Models for an Aging Population”. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Rick Moody, Director of Academic Affairs for AARP, spoke on “Reminiscences of the 21st Century”, which offered pessimistic as well as optimistic scenarios for America as an aging society. In several breakout sessions, students learned about current research and how it translates into practice in our rapidly changing world of aging services.