The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology has consistently striven to guide and mentor students in understanding and responding to the needs of their communities and leads by example by offering a wealth of service learning, internship, and exchange opportunities. Our department is seeking to expand our reach in inspiring students, alumni, faculty, and staff to strive for excellence for themselves and their communities, and our current department needs are designed with these goals in mind. Gifts made to the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology will encourage student learning and growth experiences, support invited alumni events, support the department awards ceremony in recognizing excellence, and support student networking and relationship-building through social events.
Specifically, we hope to support student learning and growth through a field trip to Quantico, VA, where students can tour the FBI headquarters and learn about our nation’s top federal law enforcement agency. Student learning and growth will also be supported through the Lionel J. Neiman scholarship for Criminal Justice and Criminology majors.
We also hope to support our department’s awards ceremony by adding an Alumni of the Year award category. We hope to encourage alumni interaction with our current student body, Ball State University, and the Muncie community by inviting alumni speakers to visit and share their experiences.
Lastly, we wish to encourage student networking and relationship-building through the Wingding Social, where students, faculty, and staff can build a sense of community over wings and good company.
Alumni who donate to the department on One Ball State Day are also encouraged to designate their graduation year. The graduation cohort (by decade) with the highest number of gifts given will receive honorable mention during the department awards ceremony.