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FHSU criminal justice department recognizes outstanding students

FHSU Media Relations
Hays Daily News

Fort Hays State University’s Department of Criminal Justice continued the tradition of awarding students who have gone above and beyond in the classroom, on campus, and/or in the community.

Award recipients for the 2019-20 academic year are as follows:

Abby Hayes, sophomore from Baldwin City, Departmental Service Award, which goes to a student who goes above and beyond in service to the department, the university, and the community.

Brooke Luedke, senior from Mankato, Wendell W. Wyatt Scholarship, awarded to a student who entering their junior or senior year demonstrated leadership in and out of the classroom and academic success.

Nia Vasquez-Ward, graduating senior from Colorado Springs, Colo., Outstanding Senior Award, given to a graduating senior who demonstrated leadership both in and out of the classroom, involved in a variety of campus activities and organizations, engaged in the community, and academic success. Nia graduated this semester with a bachelor of science in criminal justice and a minor in psychology.

This award ceremony would have occurred during the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Honors Reception. The reception was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but these outstanding students still deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication.