The Florida National University was well represented at the 48th Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting.
During the Opening Ceremony, FNU was introduced as a new chapter to a participating 38 colleges and universities. Students participated in a Cyberbullying workshop and panel, and were also chosen to share the experiences our chapter had with children of inmates in another workshop on Prisoner Re-entry and Rehabilitation. Dr. Shearn, renown expert on issues of Corrections and prison, and Executive Director of Alpha Phi Sigma, asked our students to briefly address the audience about our work in corrections and with the children of inmates.
Approximately 18 schools participated in a Community Service Project. FNU chose to present on Children of Inmates. Two students (Maritza Ulloa & Darlene Ross) presented on a poster prepared of the work initiated with Children of Inmates. This Community Service Project was unique because no one really knows what happens to children of inmates when the parents get arrested. FNU ended up winning Community Service Project of the Year with this project.
Approximately 18 schools participated in Yearbook/Scrapbook of the Year. FNU prepared a scrapbook of all the activities they have done so far with a fun twist to it. It used the Honor Society Bear as its mascot and named it Buster. The FNU Yearbook won the Yearbook of the Year.