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School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Alumni Awards

Each spring, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice holds a Scholarship and Awards Luncheon. The purpose of the luncheon is to recognize the achievements of the School’s alumni, faculty, and students. The recipients of the alumni awards are selected by a committee of past award recipients and School faculty. Descriptions of the alumni awards and past winners can be found below.

Outstanding Community Service Award

Awarded for continued outstanding support of, dedication to, loyalty for, and development of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice by actions, deeds, philanthropy, and volunteerism to the School, the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, and the University of Nebraska, Omaha, community.

2014 Mr. Behm
2013 Barbara Harris
2012 Penny Parker
2011 Vincent Webb
2010 Mark Foxall
2009 Bob Houston

Distiguished Service Award

Presented for exemplary service to and support of the goals and mission of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

2014 Deborah Circo
2013 Jack Lewis
2012 Thomas Warren
2011 Lawrence Gendler
2010 Nancy Thompson
2009 Mark Martinez

Rising Star Alumni Achievement Award

Presented to a School of Criminology and Criminal Justice alumnus for a rapid record of accomplishments reflecting the education received in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska, Omaha; thus, demonstrating the potential for future success of the individual in their chosen career.

2014 Kim Retzlaff
2013 Sheryl Lohaus
2012 Kit Lemon
2011 Rebecca Murray
2010 Susan Baziz
2009 Mike Nelson

Alumni Achievement Award

Presented to a School of Criminology and Criminal Justice alumnus for outstanding achievement in the fields of Criminology and Criminal Justice. This award is presented in recognition of honors, awards, commendations from associates, peers, and colleagues for significant contributions to the furtherance of criminology and criminal justice in the community, state, national and international arenas.

2014 Rosalyn Cotton
2013 Ethel Shobe

2012 Tom Dunning
2011 Chuck Katz
2010 R. L. (Bob) Miller
2009 Bill Kingston

Lifetime Achivement Award

Presented in recognition of life-long contributions to Criminology and Criminal Justice through career accomplishments, dedication to social justice, and civic engagement.

2014 Martin Bilek
2013 Tim Dempsey
2012 Thomas Casady
2011 Patricia Lamberty
2010 Charlie Venditte
2009 Ken Bovasso