Haywood Community College’s Criminal Justice Lambda Eta Chi students, faculty, and HCC Criminal Justice alum Brian Forrest recently won 15 awards at the American Criminal Justice Association Region 5 conference. The conference was held in Kissimmee, Florida and consisted of a chapter meeting, academic tests, physical agility test, crime scene competition, and firearms competition. The competitions were open to all chapters in the southeast region of the United States.

According to Jessica Robinson, HCC Criminal Justice student, “It was a good experience for me as a student to travel and meet professionals in the field. We were able to learn what it’s like when you are actually working in the field. It was also a learning experience to see what’s ahead for me when I finish the program.” 

Following are the top finishes for HCC:

Maggie Coulter:  Second place in Lower Division Police Management.

Jennifer Keener:  First place in Professional Crime Scene, Second place in Lower Division Corrections, and Third place in Lower Division Juvenile Justice.

Chris Wyatt, HCC Criminal Justice instructor: First place in Professional Criminal Law, First place in Professional Police Administration, First place in Professional Juvenile Justice, First place in Lambda Alpha Epsilon Knowledge, Second place in Professional Corrections, and Top Academic Award.

Maggie Coulter, Jessica Robinson, and Kaitlin Sass: Third place in Lower Division Crime Scene.

Brian Forrest: First place in Upper Division Criminal Law, Second place in Upper Division Juvenile Justice, Second place in Upper Division Police Administration, and Third place in Upper Division Corrections.

For more information about HCC’s Criminal Justice program, please call 627-3615.