Point Park’s Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society and Criminal Justice Club Provide Supplies to Pittsburgh Police Thursday, March 19, 2020
"I plan on continuing my education at Point Park by obtaining a master’s degree in criminal justice administration. Point Park University is absolutely helping me achieve my goals! I'm so thankful to the University, especially the criminal justice and intelligence studies department, for all of their guidance throughout my academic career.”
Students in the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society and Criminal Justice Club at Point Park recently delivered 100 backpacks containing granola bars, hand sanitizers, hand warmers and information about the University's Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies programs to various Pittsburgh Police zones.
“This service project was selected by the students to express their gratitude to our police who serve the community and risk their lives every day to keep us safe. Through their classwork, the students have learned the commitment these officers make to our society. We especially want to thank the University's undergraduate and graduate admissions offices who provided invaluable support to make this project successful,” said Richard Linzer, J.D., associate professor of criminal justice and director of the criminal justice administration graduate program.
“All of us in Alpha Phi Sigma and the Criminal Justice Club came up with the idea together, with the direction of Professor Linzer. My favorite part of the project was giving the bags to the officers in the police zones throughout Pittsburgh,” said Noelle Wachter, a junior criminal justice major from Bethel Park High School in Bethel Park, Pa.
Wachter's career goal is to work for a federal agency.
Je’Quaya Dorsey, a sophomore criminal justice major and graduate of Pittsburgh’s City Charter High School, would like to become a crime scene investigator.
"Point Park’s professors have been working very well with me to help me achieve my goals and remain an Honors student. Also, through multiple emails and events, the University offers students with a variety of opportunities to obtain internships and careers,” Dorsey explained.
“This service project was inspired by the hardworking community of Pittsburgh law enforcement officers. We wanted to find a way to thank these men and women for their service. My favorite part of this project was assembling the bags with my fellow Alpha Phi Sigma officers! We all got together, with lots of snacks, and had a great time putting the goods into each bag,” said Kayla McDonald, a senior criminal justice major from Buffalo Academy of Sacred Heart High School in Buffalo, N.Y.
McDonald added: “My career goals include one day becoming a Supreme Court Justice, but until then I plan on continuing my education at Point Park by obtaining a master’s degree in criminal justice administration. Following that, I plan on attending law school and becoming a practicing lawyer. Point Park University is absolutely helping me achieve my goals! I'm so thankful to the University, especially the criminal justice and intelligence studies department, for all of their guidance throughout my academic career.”