THE DOCKET A PUBLICATION BY ALPHA PHI SIGMA
THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE HONOR SOCIETY
Member of The Association of College Honor Societies Affiliated with The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
this issue The Alpha Phi Sigma
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Alpha Phi Sigma
WELCOMES NEW COUNCIL MEMBER
Dr. John McLaughlin
Council Member 2010-2014
John E. McLaughlin is a Lieutenant with the Miami-Dade Police Department. He has been working
for the Miami-Dade Police Department since July 13, 1987. He has in the past worked as a court
service officer, police officer, detective, corporal, sergeant, master sergeant and lieutenant. He is
currently assigned to the Northside District as the afternoon Platoon Commander where he super-
vises 6 sergeants and 48 officers and 5 PSA's in Miami-Dade County's busiest district on the busiest
shift. He previously worked in the community affairs bureau where his primary responsibility was
coordinating the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program that is administered to 120
schools throughout unincorporated Miami-Dade County. Each year approximately 16,000 fifth
grade students are taught D.A.R.E.
Lieutenant McLaughlin has received his Associates degree from the University of Florida, his
Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University, his Masters Degree from Florida Interna-
tional University and his Doctorate of Philosophy from Lynn University.
New National Student Officers
National Student Secretary
Florida International University
As a student at Florida International University, my involvement with Alpha Phi Sigma began during my first
year as an undergraduate student. Coming in already knowing that I wanted to major in Criminal Justice, I
knew that I had the potential to benefit my community, not only on a local level, but at the national level as
well. To me, Alpha Phi Sigma represents everything that I stand for. I strive to achieve both academic and
professional excellence; two beneficial attributes that individuals growing up today need, and that Alpha Phi
Sigma works to perfect. Alpha Phi Sigma grabbed my attention most of all because of its commitment to the
criminal justice community. I believe true leaders are those individuals who can perform well both at the
academic level, as well as out in society. I have held numerous positions, including president, vice-president,
and treasurer for the Sigma Phi Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma at FIU. When I was asked to take the
position of National Secretary I accepted without hesitation, and was very grateful to be given the opportu-
nity to be more involved with the honor society. I have learned a tremendous amount of knowledge from
Alpha Phi Sigma, and now that I am a graduate student, I hope to carry this with me to my future professional
career. I greatly appreciate being given these great opportunities to work with other students and profession-
als who are in the same academic discipline as myself.
National Student Vice-President
Fairmont State University
I am very honored to hold this position. I am from Fairmont, WV. and enrolled at Fairmont State University
in the Fall of 2008. I have been on the President's List every semester since then (4.0 GPA). I was named
Outstanding Criminal Justice Student for 2009-2010. I work for the Criminal Justice Department at FSU/
PC&TC helping students make their schedule and register for classes. I served as the student speaker for
2010 at Pierpont Community and Technical College's graduation.
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2010 ~ 2012 National Advisors
Tiffany Barfield-Cottledge, Ph.D.
University of North Texas ~ Dallas
As a faculty member, I am dedicated to teaching and research excellence in criminal justice. I pride myself
on my dependability, ethical qualities, and ability to work well with others. I am knowledgeable in many of
the cutting edge topics plagued by the field of criminology and society at large. I have several years of
teaching experience which has given me the opportunity to develop good student and faculty relations as
well as honed research and communication skills. My teaching Philosophy which is mirrored in my advise-
ment of students is a holistic one, encompassing a student-entered ideology while engaging students
through the use of multi-faceted styles designed to reach, teach, and grow students in their academic abili-
ties and future success. While Institutional service is wide-ranging, one of my most proud and rewarding service activities involve
working with the diverse group of honor students of Alpha Phi Sigma As the founder of the Kappa Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma
at UNT-Dallas, I am dedicated to consistency, hard work and service to our institution and our community. I welcome the opportu-
nity to work with you and other faculty.
Mary Dodge, Ph.D.
University of Colorado ~ Denver
The best part of my job is teaching, mentoring, and interacting with students. I believe that teaching means
embracing a scholarship of engagement that offers the highest quality and widest range of educational ex-
periences. Alpha Phi Sigma has become an important part of integrating theory and praxis in the UCD
criminal justice program. My position as advisor for the Kappa Xi Chapter provides an ideal opportunity
for assisting students in combining scholarship and experiential learning. During the first year, over 25
newly inducted Kappa Xi’s have toured criminal justice facilities, participated in community events, and
won a campus-wide award as outstanding student organization. I am honored to be in a position to help
guide Kappa Xi members and would attach great importance to the chance to serve as a national advisor for
Alpha Phi Sigma.
David Parry, Ph.D.
My association with Alpha Phi Sigma dates back to early 1999, when I began working with a small group
of dedicated students to organize the Beta Pi chapter at Endicott College. We are now the oldest of the nine
honor societies currently represented on the Endicott campus, and our members and alumni number nearly
100. In my ten years as chapter advisor I have worked alongside chapter members in such diverse activities
as picking up litter on local beaches, stocking shelves at a food pantry, serving meals for the homeless,
painting and refurbishing classrooms at a school for the deaf, walking in the American Cancer Society's
Relay for Life, assisting with preparation and on-site management of a conference on work place and
school violence, and raking leaves to raise money so members could attend national conferences. Chapter
members have accompanied me to six conferences, including those in Washington, DC (2001), Anaheim 2002), Las Vegas (2004),
Baltimore (2006), Boston (2003 and 2009), San Diego (2010). Their attendance has introduced them to the world of scholarly re-
search, offered ideas for their own senior thesis projects, generated excitement about Alpha Phi Sigma, provided Ideas for new
chapter activities, and helped us get to know each other better. Even when students have not joined me, I have actively participated
in national conferences, attending chapter advisor meetings and many scheduled events, and I have on several occasions judged
submissions for scholarship competitions, including those for best undergraduate and graduate paper; outstanding yearbook, chap-
ter goals and ''theme'' project; and the V. A. Leonard, Regina B. Shearn, Cheryl Seiden and Commander James Carr scholarships.
My efforts have been rewarded in the lasting mentoring relationships I have developed with many chapter alumni who keep me up
to date on their personal lives and their advancement in criminal justice careers. Several have even come back to speak in a chap-
ter-sponsored series of presentations ---Careers in Criminal Justice: Endicott Graduates Talk about Life After Endicott-that have
mesmerized current criminal justice majors.
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PRESIDENT, SECRETARY & TREASURER
and VICE PRESIDENT
for National Student Office Candidates as of July 1, 2010
Are you interested in running for the position of National Student Officer for the 2011-2013 term?
If you are, the following letters must be submitted to the Alpha Phi Sigma Headquarters no later than
January 15, 2011.
■ A Letter of Intent for the Chapter(s) running for the National Office of President, Secretary and Treas-
urer, and for the Chapter(s) running for the National Office of Vice President, must be submitted to the
Alpha Phi Sigma Headquarters starting July 1, 2010, but no later than January 15, 2011.
■ The Letter of Intent shall bear the signatures of the Chapter Advisor, the Chief Administrator of the De-
partment and the Chapter President. These signatures are necessary and will indicate that support will be
given to the nominated National Student Offices.
■ A Letter of Willingness from the Chapter Advisor to run for the National Advisor for a 2-year term, along
with the nominated slate.
The President, Secretary, Treasurer & Advisor run as a slate and must be from the SAME College/University.
The Vice President & Advisor run as a slate and must be from the SAME College/University.
Presidential Slate and Vice-Presidential Slate must be from DIFFERENT Colleges/Universities.
Campaigns may begin after acceptance, but no sooner than September 1, 2010. Nominations shall be announced on
the Alpha Phi Sigma website and if time permits in The Docket.
ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE 2011 CONFERENCE IN TORONTO, CANADA.
*The 2011 Annual Chapter Dues must be received prior to the March Conference in order for chapters to
vote in the March 2011 National Student Officers elections.
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IMPORTANT NOTICES FROM HEADQUARTERS
Chapter By-Laws MEMBERSHIP DUES
Chapters that have not submitted their revised by-laws by
April 1, 2010 MUST submit them immediately. Membership Dues
Chapters can find a sample of the chapter by-laws on line
to use as a guide. A Template was placed on-line to help
chapters with their by-laws.
http://www.alphaphisigma.org/Chapter Bylaw Template.doc
May 1, 2010
MAILINGS FROM HEADQUARTERS
• Must use current application forms available Alpha Phi Sigma Headquarters mails everything by USPS - Media
on our web site at Mail. It takes approximately 2 weeks for the recipient to receive the
materials. Please mail applications & orders early to assure that you
http//www.alphaphisigma.org/Membership Resources receive the order in time for functions.
• Applications must be submitted on white MERCHANDISE
paper only. Processing & Handling Fees as of January 1, 2010
• Original application with student and advi- $30.00 and under = $3.75
sor’s signature must be submitted, in ink. $30.01 to $60.00 = $4.95
$60.01 to $100.00 = $6.95
• Applications must be received prior to mem-
$100.01 to $250.00 = $10.00
$250.01 and up = $15.00
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
7339 Hanover Parkway, Suite A
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
(800) 757-ACJS (2257)
Fax (301) 446-2819
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2010 Scholarship & Awards Recipients
(pictured with The Alpha Phi Sigma Advisory Board)
REGINA B. SHEARN SCHOLARSHIP V. A. LEONARD SCHOLARSHIP
Undergraduate: Alyson E. Ackerman,
California State University ~ Fullerton ~ Gamma Rho Undergraduate: Steve Lowry, Minnesota State
University ~ Mankato ~ Alpha Delta Alpha
Graduate: Heather Kelley,
University of West Georgia ~ Chi Omega Phi
Graduate: Jonathan Bolen,
Boise State University ~ Alpha Kappa
CRIMINAL JUSTICE GENERAL
KNOWLEDGE TEST SCHOLARSHIP
Undergraduate: Leana Carrington,
Florida International University Undergraduate
Sigma Phi Alpha 1st Place: Jennifer Lantz, York College of PA ~ Lambda
“Gender and Police Stress: A Critical Analysis.”
2nd Place: Mara Delia Collins, Fairmont
Graduate: Shannan Ahrens State University ~ Epsilon Iota
Boise State University “Female Offender: A Misrepresented
Alpha Kappa Population”.
MEMBER OF THE YEAR Graduate
Kyle David Robidas 1st Place: Nichole J. Gerhard
Norwich University ~ Alpha Nu Omega Boise State University ~ Alpha Kappa
“The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round
Eyewitness Identification and Criminal Justice
2nd Place: Richard J. Prather
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT AWARD New Mexico State University ~ Las Cruces
~ Alpha Chi Alpha
“Spiraling Effects of Social Disorganiza-
“Prevent Violence Against tions: Implication of Cultural Studies.”
Florida International University WEBSITE COMPETITION
Sigma Phi Alpha
Portland State University ~ Pi Sigma Upsilon
ADVISORS OF THE YEAR OUTSTANDING YEARBOOK COMPETITION
Professor Stephen Kappler, New Mexico State University ~ Las Cruces ~ Alpha Chi Alpha
Eastern Kentucky University ~
Dr. Tamara Wilkins, Minnesota State University
~ Mankato ~ Alpha Kappa
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JOSE A. MARQUES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Dr. Jose A. Marques Memorial Scholarship is in honor and recognition of Dr. Marques’
leadership and dedication in the field of criminal justice. The $1000.00 scholarship was sponsored by The
Law Offices of Cecilia Armenteros, Miami, Fl.
Steve Lowry, Minnesota State University ~ Mankato ~ Alpha Delta Alpha
CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION COLLEGE BOWL
Two First Places:
First Place: New Mexico State
University of Nevada ~ Reno ~ University ~ Las Cruces
TEAM ~UNR The Crimson Crew
Second Place: University of
Fairmont State University ~ Epsilon Iota Nevada ~ Reno
2010 ADVISOR GRANT
Debi Dearman, University of Nevada ~ Reno
CHAPTER GOAL AWARD
Fairmont State University
Epsilon Iota Emmanuel Onyeozilli, Ph.D.,
University of Maryland ~ Eastern Shore
Boise State University
From left: Cedric McLaurin, University of Nevada, Reno
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP Emily Martel, Endicott College
Colorado Technical University Richard Prather, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
Delta Lambda Alaina A. Elam, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Brian C. Huffman, Florida International University
AUDIT MASTERS THANK YOU JUDGES
Bernadette Palumbo, Ph.D. - Louisiana State University, Shreveport
Marianne Giorlando Fisher, Ph.D. – Grambling State University
Karen Casey, Ph.D. – Lynn University
Lorna Grant, Ph.D. – North Carolina Central University
Dave Parry, Ph.D. – Endicott College
Lloyd Klein, Ph.D – St. Francis College
Tamara Wilkins, Ph.D. – University of Minnesota Mankato
William Tafoya, Ph.D. – Governor’s State University
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AWARDS & GRANTS
V.A. Leonard Scholarship Regina B. Shearn Scholarship
Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarship Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship
V.A. Leonard founded Alpha Phi Sigma in 1942. He re- Dr. Regina B. Shearn is the first Executive Director of Alpha
ceived his Ph.D. in Criminology and Public Administration. Phi Sigma. The Honor Society has grown considerably and
The V.A. Leonard Scholarship was established in 1982 in continues to grow and thrive under her leadership and
honor and recognition of Dr. Leonard’s leadership and hard tutelage. The Regina B. Shearn Scholarship was established
work in the field of Criminal Justice. in 2001.
This Scholarship is based on academic achievement, profes- Recipients will each receive a scholarship of $1,000 and a
sional recommendations, and extracurricular activities. The certificate. This Scholarship is based on academic
recipients will each receive a scholarship of $1,000 and a performance, leadership and service, personal statement and
certificate. Applicants must: evaluation reports.
• Follow the stipulated guidelines (Page 17) Applicants must:
• Submit a paper on My Conception of Alpha Phi
Sigma.” Describe your conception of Alpha Phi Sigma • Follow the stipulated guidelines (Page 17)
and what direction you would like to see the Honor • Academic Performance – submit most recent Transcript,
Society take in the future, in approximately 7 pages. signed by your Chapter Advisor.
• In addition submit “Why I Deserve this Scholarship.” • Leadership and Service on the campus and in the
In approximately 3 pages, state why you feel you community - submit a current copy of your Resume with
deserve the scholarship and how you intend to use the leadership, service, honors/awards listed (on campus and
scholarship money. in the community).
• Submit a copy of your most recent Transcript signed by • Personal statement of educational perspective, purpose
your Chapter Advisor. and objectives, approximately 6 pages.
• Submit 3 letters of Recommendations, preferably from • Evaluation reports from four individuals who are in a
faculty. position to attest to the student’s performance, citizenship,
Best Paper Competition
Undergraduate Scholarship, First & Second Place Graduate Scholarship, First & Second Place
First place will receive a scholarship of $500 each and second place will receive $250 each.
All applicants must follow the stipulated guidelines. (Page 17)
• Undergraduate Topic: “A Contemporary Issue in Criminal Justice” (7-10 pages)
• Graduate Topic: Graduate topic will coincide with the ACJS conference theme:“Strengthening American/Canadian Justice
Connections” (7-10 pages)
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Dr. Jose A. Marques Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Jose A. Marques Scholarship is in honor and recognition of Dr. Marques’ leadership and dedication in the field of criminal
justice. He was a professor at Florida International University for over thirty years and a founding member of the criminal justice
program. The Law Offices of Cecilia Armenteros, Miami, Fl is sponsoring a $1000 Scholarship to an undergraduate student who
has demonstrated a strong commitment to academic excellence and community service.
• Follow the stipulated Scholarship Guidelines (Page 17)
• Submit most recent Transcript, signed by your Chapter Advisor.
• Submit Resume, listing community service involvement (on and/or off campus).
• Submit a 7-page paper on “Why Community Service is an Important Part of My Academic Studies”
(May submit supporting documents, such as photos, letters, news articles, videos, etc.)
• In addition to the hardcopy of the above, a copy of the 7-page paper in Microsoft-Word on CD ROM must also be submitted.
• Mail Application to: The Law Offices of Cecilia Armenteros, P.A., 12550 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 800, North Miami, Florida 33181
Member of the Year Award
The winner will receive $500 and a certificate. This award
honors the member that best represents excellence in all four
Alpha Phi Sigma “IDEALS”…Service, Leadership, Unity,
All Scholarship Applications,
and Academic Excellence. The chapter advisor may only
nominate one student from the chapter. To nominate a stu- Awards Applications and
dent the chapter advisor must submit:
Letters of Intent
• A letter of recommendation from the chapter advisor
stating why the member deserves the award.
• A letter signed by the by all four officers of the local
Chapter’s E-Board , with at least ¾ of the current local be postmarked no later than:
chapter members’ signatures, supporting this nomination.
• A copy of the student’s most recent transcript.
January 31, 2011
• A list of the students’ service, leadership, and
• Student’s Resume
Advisor of the Year Award
Submit a written recommendation, with a detailed letter stating why the chapter advisor deserves this honor. The local chapter ex-
ecutive board, and at least three fourths of the chapter’s active members must support the nomination by signing the recommenda-
tion letter. The Advisor of the Year will receive $100 award and a certificate.
• Letter should include the advisor’s rapport with the members, longevity, activities he or she has overseen or participated in, and
his/her ability to motivate and lead.
• Advisor may receive award every 5 years.
• Advisor is not eligible to receive the advisor of the year award and advisor grant, in the same year.
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Web Page Competition
An award of $50 and certificate will be presented to the Chapter with the most outstanding Web Page. There is no need for chap-
ters to apply, as all chapter websites linked to the Alpha Phi Sigma Headquarters Website, www.alphaphisigma.org will be eligible.
NOTE: If your chapter website is not linked to Headquarters, email the website address to: Headquaters@alphaphisigma.org
*chapters check the headquarters website, to assure your current website is linked.
Outstanding Yearbook Competition
The Chapter with the most outstanding yearbook will receive an Outstanding Chapter Goals Awards
award of $100 and a certificate. To enter the Yearbook Unity, Leadership & Service
competition, chapters must submit:
The Goal Awards will be presented to the three chapters
• Letter of Intent to the ΑΦΣ Headquarters, by January 31, who have best shown exemplary efforts under each specific
2011. goal. An award of $250 and a certificate will be presented
to each of the three winning Chapters. One application
• Yearbooks must be brought to the Annual Conference for entitles the Chapter for consideration for all three Goal
display & judging. Yearbooks will be judged on Awards.
originality, creativity, content, and presentation
• Chapters must submit a letter of intent to the ΑΦΣ
• Yearbook may include: photographs, newspaper clippings, Headquarters, January 31, 2011.
local chapter newsletters, flyers, appreciation letters, and
other items which illustrate the chapter’s commitment to • Minutes and Supporting Materials such as, scrapbooks;
the ideals of Alpha Phi Sigma, throughout the year. press clippings; local Chapter’s Newsletters; Chapter’s
appreciation letters must be brought to the Annual
DO NOT send yearbook to ΑΦΣ Headquarters Conference for judging.
2011 Alpha Phi Sigma Community Service “Theme” Project Award
This year’s Alpha Phi Sigma theme is…...
“Preventing Violence Against Children”
Guidelines are as follows: One award of $50 and a certificate will be presented to the Chapter with the most outstanding Theme
project and Report. Each year at the Annual Conference, the National Student Officers will select a “Theme” for the year.
Chapters will choose at least one community project to follow that “Theme” throughout the year.
Chapters entering this competition must:
• Submit a letter of intent to the ΑΦΣ Headquarters, by January 31, 2011.
• Create a Poster/Scrapbook which depicts the activity(ies) of the “Theme”
• Submit a Report which contains: (1) a letter written by the agency’s staff projects coordinator, stating and confirming the
activities performed by the chapter and (2) a letter signed by the Chapter Advisor confirming the involvement of all the
members who participated, by listing their names
• Poster/Scrapbook and Report must be brought to the Annual Conference for display and judging
DO NOT Send Poster/ Scrapbook/ Report to ΑΦΣ Headquarters
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NEW SCHOLARSHIPS - AWARDS
Be a “STAR” Chapter
A “Star” Chapter must fulfill the following criteria:
1: Have at least one student attend the Annual Conference.
2: Have the Chapter Advisor or Asst. Advisor attend at least one Advisor Meeting at the Annual Conference.
3: Have at least one student apply for an Alpha Phi Sigma Scholarship.
4: Sponsor one “Theme of the Year” activity.
5: Hold a minimum of one Induction Ceremony.
6: File an annual Chapter Financial Report for the year preceding the Annual Conference by January 31st.
7: File an annual Chapter Report for the year preceding the Annual Conference by January 31st.
TIMEFRAME: January 31, 2009 to January 30, 2010.
Awarded during the 2011 Annual Conference and announced in the Docket and on the Website.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: “Star” Chapter Application Click Here
ASSESSMENT: The ΑΦΣ Council will assess the Chapters for this Award. There may be more than one winner per
year. Chapter (s) will receive a monetary award of $200 and have their Chapter’s name and College/University listed on
the “Star” Chapters Honor List on the ΑΦΣ Website, which will be maintained every year.
The Student Achievement Award
A Chapter Advisor will nominate and endorse a student from his/her Chapter that is felt to be of exemplary character and
has achieved one of the following:
1: Student made an extraordinary contribution to the Chapter OR
2: has completed a major undergraduate or graduate research OR
3: has demonstrated leadership of a chapter/campus project OR
4: has an overall record of achievement.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The Chapter Advisor or another faculty member must describe, in detail the student
member’s achievement. If description is written by another faculty member, it must be approved and signed by the
TIMEFRAME: The “achievement” must be completed by the end of December; the Chapter Advisor must submit the
nomination and endorsement of the achievement to the Council by January 31st. Decision will be made before the end of
February by the Council and awarded at the Annual Meeting, usually held in March.
ASSESSMENT: The ΑΦΣ Council will assess all the nominees for the Student Achievement Award. The student shall
receive a monetary award of $500.
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Chapter Grants Advisor Grants
Budget: $2000 is budgeted for Alpha Phi Sigma's Chapter
Budget: $2000 is budgeted for Alpha Phi Sigma Advisor’s
Program Grant. All monies in the budget do not need to be
Grants. Eight awards of $250 each will be given to recognize
distributed each year. Grant may be applied for more than one
and encourage advisors; strengthen the chapter network; and
project. Specify each project in application and the amount of
promote the mission of Alpha Phi Sigma. These awards re-
quire a matching grant from other sources.
Purpose: The purpose of the chapter program grant is to en-
Purpose: The purpose of this award program is to recognize
courage chapters in their scholarly or service projects.
and encourage advisors of campus chapters, to strengthen the
Examples of Chapter scholarly or service projects: chapter network, and to promote the mission of Alpha Phi
∗ Install a plaque on campus with names of former and cur-
rent Alpha Phi Sigma members. Description: Grants will be awarded for attendance at the
∗ Fund a tutoring program staffed by members. Alpha Phi Sigma Annual Conference. Advisors will be eligi-
ble once every three years.
∗ Sponsor a lecture series or honorarium for speakers.
∗ Sponsor Honors Conference for high school students. Eligibility Criteria:
∗ Sponsor an "Academic Picnic". • Be a current active member and an advisor of an Alpha
Phi Sigma chapter for least one year. (limit one advisor
• Commit to at least a 2 year term as advisor after the An-
• Chapter must be in good standing with the ΑΦΣ Head- nual Conference
quarters (Annual dues must be up to date)
• Actively admit new members to Headquarters (Minimum • Obtain a matching grant from the unit administrator or
of 10 new members a year) other campus source (e.g. provost’s office; student af-
• Submit a description of the scholarly or the service project fairs; alumni association) or an APS alumni chapter or
to be funded personal funds. (This grant and its match are not guaran-
• Chapters' projects will be reviewed and awarded based on teed to fund all expenses of the Annual Conference).
a first come first serve policy
• Awards may vary; but the maximum chapter award is Procedures:
• Application must be submitted at least a semester before • File application at least the Summer/Fall semester be-
the funds are to be used fore the Conference. Applications which meet eligibility
• After project has been completed, chapter must submit an criteria will be accepted on a first come, first serve pol-
article on the scholarly/service program, to be printed in icy and will be announced immediately.
the Docket (photos may be included)
• Chapter may receive only one project grant every 3 years • Applications will be accepted until grant money is de-
• Chapter may apply for grants any time of the year. Grants pleted.
will be awarded throughout the year.
• Application must follow the format below
Procedures: Application must follow the format below ♦ Advisor’s Name
♦ University/College Name
• University/College Name ♦ Local Chapter Name
• Local Chapter Name ♦ Address, Telephone number and E-mail Ad-
• Address dress
• Approval Signature of Chapter Advisor ♦ Matching Grant Source
• Grant Amount Requested, not to exceed $200 ♦ Statement: I agree to accept the conditions of
• Semester that the Grant is requested for the grant as stated above
• Name and Description of the Project (not to exceed 2 ♦ Signature and Date
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SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES PAPER GUIDELINES
All application material must be sent to Alpha Phi Sigma All “papers” submitted for scholarships/awards must follow
Headquarters and postmarked no later than January 31st, 2011 the format specified below:
A panel of impartial ACJS & Alpha Phi Sigma faculty • Cover sheet: A cover sheet with title of paper, student’s
members will judge all entries and the awards will be name, address, phone number, college/university pres-
presented at the Annual Conference. If the judges deem the ently attending, student status (undergraduate, graduate),
applicants have not met the standards set forth here, or feel college/university and date initiated into Alpha Phi
they do not academically meet the level of work expected, no Sigma, chapter name, chapter advisor and chapter
prizes will be awarded. address.
• Applicants must be Alpha Phi Sigma members. • There should be no identification of the student anywhere
within the “paper,” only on the cover sheet
• Applications must include College/University and Year
initiated into Alpha Phi Sigma. • Title page (separate from cover sheet) with the title of the
• Applicants must be enrolled in an academic program
within two semesters after receiving the scholarship. • One page abstract, paper and work cited page
• Applicant will produce proof of enrollment or acceptance • Papers must be double spaced, 12pt Times New Roman
into a program. font, and 1” margins
• Letter must include the Name of the Scholarship for which • The original “paper/application” plus five copies and
the member is applying. copy in Microsoft-WORD on CD ROM, USB or Email
• Scholarship monies must be applied to further student’s
• Applicants are not eligible to receive the same scholarship
two years in succession.
SUBMIT ALL SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATIONS & LETTERS OF INTENT TO…
Alpha Phi Sigma Headquarters
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
All Scholarship Applications, Awards Applications and
Letters of Intent MUST be postmarked no later than:
January 31, 2011
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Alpha Phi Sigma Recognizes
with Prestigious National Awards
Alpha Phi Sigma is recognizing admirable alumni who embodies the ideals of Academic Excellence, Leadership, Service and Unity
with the Honor Society’s top individual alumni awards: the Alumni Achievement Award and Distinguished Lifetime Membership
Across the globe, members hold Alpha Phi Sigma’s ideals and principles in high regard and accomplish outstanding feats. We are
faced with the challenge of selecting the best of the best from our alumni. I am sure that you know many alumni that would repre-
sent Alpha Phi Sigma in an exemplary manner in any of the two categories. You need to nominate your choices by describing the
candidates in a supporting letter describing “why” they deserve either of the following Awards. You may nominate more than one
candidate in both of the Awards.
The Alumni Achievement Award is awarded to alumni that contribute to their local, national, international communities; excel in
their careers; and help Alpha Phi Sigma to grow each year by serving as an exceptional role model.
The Distinguished Lifetime Membership Award was created to recognize remarkable alumni (can include Honorary members)
who devoted a lifetime of commitment to Alpha Phi Sigma (a minimum of ten years). These members have retained connections
with Alpha Phi Sigma in either collegiate, alumni or Grand Chapter areas and have demonstrated outstanding community and/or
Florida International University
Members receive their Doctoral Degree
Florida International University, Sigma Phi
Alpha Members receive their Doctoral
Lt. John McLaughlin, Ph.D., ΑΦΣ Council
Member and Advisor for Presidential Student
Oscar Vigoa, Ph.D., Assistant Director of the
Miami-Dade Police Department,
Major Juan Odio, Ph.D., Economic Crimes
Bureau, Miami-Dade Police Department.
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San Jose State University ~ Iota Chapter Member ~ Albert Cobarrubias
San Jose: Victim in fatal shooting was
By Mark Gomez and Sean Web
by Mercury News
SJSU grad, aspired to be lawyer
Albert Cobarrubias was not ashamed of the East Side neighborhood where he grew up. In fact, the recent San Jose State University
graduate with a justice studies degree aspired to attend law school to better fight social injustices in his community.
Saturday night, Cobarrubias was shot to death while playing pool in an open garage in the neighborhood where he was raised.
"Albert grew up in an area that was not the richest and not the safest," said Sang Kil, one of Cobarrubias' professors at San Jose State.
"Instead of distancing himself, he embraced it and was going to help. That‘s what is beautiful about Albert.”
San Jose police have remained tight-lipped about the investigation, but on Monday, they identified Cobarrubias,
31, as the victim. Family members and friends say Cobarrubias had no gang ties and they believe he was the vic-
tim of a random act of violence. Contrary to other media reports, Cobarrubias was not related to former San Jose
Police Chief Lou Cobarruviaz, his uncle said this morning. "He grew up on the East Side and had two paths to
choose from: the right path or the gang life," his uncle, Mitch Cobarrubias, said. "He chose the right path and got
his education. His mission and goal in life was to become a lawyer, and he was on that path." Cobarrubias
worked full time at a South Bay paint store while putting himself through San Jose State University, his uncle
The aspiring attorney also volunteered at the criminal justice clinic at Silicon Valley De-Bug, a community watch-
dog group, and he soon became the go-to legal researcher, according to Raj Jayadev, the organization's director.
Cobarrubias landed an internship at Silicon Valley De-Bug after receiving a hearty endorsement from KiI, whom
he first met while taking a class at San Jose State called Social Inequality and the Law. Cobarrubias wowed his professor by writing a
research paper that deftly wove his personal experiences of racial profiling by police with academic research, Kil said. He titled his
paper "Racial Profiling: the Interconnecting Events of Race, Masculinity and Class," which Kil still uses as a model "on how to do
According to San Jose police, officers responded to a report of shots fired about 11 p.m. at a home in the 2700 block of Chopin Ave-
nue in a neighborhood south of Eastridge mall. Near the garage, they found a man with a gunshot wound, San Jose police spokesman
Ronnie Lopez said.
In response to the homicide and other recent gang related violence, Pastor Sonny Lara, a longtime gang prevention activist in San
Jose, will be holding a prayer-vigil at 7 tonight outside San Jose City Hall. Anyone with information on the homicide may contact
detective Sgts, Tony Mata or Daw Gutierrez of the San Jose Police Departments Homicide Unitat4 08-277-5283. Those wishing to
remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867). For more information on how to contribute, and ongoing
fundraisers, please call Silicon Valley De Bug at: 408-971-4965.
Iota Chapter holds fundraiser in memory of Albert Cobarrubias
In honor of Albert, the Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma held a fundraiser at San Jose State University, during the week of February
8th to February 11. They sold coffee and breakfast foods on campus to raise money to help cover his funeral costs.
ALUMNI MEMBERS……. WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
The APS Alumni Association coordinates articles for a column in the Docket about Alumni members titled “Where Are You
All alumni are encouraged to share their career with Alpha Phi Sigma members by submitting an e-mail about where you
are now; what you are doing; and a photograph to be included in the Docket.
Don’t forget to include your alma mater! E-mail all the information to email@example.com
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Alpha Nu OmegaChapter ~ Norwich University
Commissioning and Graduation 2010
On Sunday, May 16, 2010, twelve Alpha Nu Omega members graduated from Norwich University with a
Bachelor of Science Degree. Nine of the twelve also graduated with the Military College of Vermont diploma
which means that they were members of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets, met physical fitness stan-
dards, completed cadet training requirements, and participated in at least six semesters of Reserve Officers
Training Corps (ROTC). Several of the graduates already have jobs lined up, while others are going through
the state/federal law enforcement hiring process. Several Alpha Nu Omega graduates also will begin graduate
school or law school in August. On Saturday, May 15, 2010, four of those graduates commissioned as Second
Lieutenants with the United States Army.
Celebrate ΑΦΣ’s 70th Anniversary
Be a Part of History in the Making.
OBJECTIVE: To create a logo to commemorate/celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Alpha
LOGO GUIDELINES: Logo should include : Either Alpha Phi Sigma or ΑΦΣ and 70th (Anniversary) ;
1942-2012 somewhere in the design. Beyond that, it is all up to you.
SUBMISSIONS: Send logo to Headquarters@AlphaPhiSigma.org .Include your name, your pre-
ferred email address, your phone number, your college/university, your chapter.
Logos should be submitted in eps or illustrator file format AND as a jpeg.
RULES: All submissions become the property of Alpha Phi Sigma. The winning logo
designer will be recognized as its creator and receive an honorarium of $100.00.
The entry must be your original design, and not a copy that may be subject to
copyright laws. Al entries must be submitted to Alpha Phi Sigma before
December 1st, 2010, for consideration.
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Welcome New Chapters
Strayer University, Orlando, FL ~ MU EPSILON Welcome
Bowie State University, Bowie, MD ~ MU DELTA Back
University of Arkansas - Monticello, Monticello, AK ~ MU GAMMA Chapters
SUNY College of A & T at Morrisville, Morrisville, NY ~ MU BETA
Stephen F. Austin State University,
State University of NY - Institute of Technology, Utica, NY ~ MU ALPHA Nacogdoches, TX
California State University - Fresno, Fresno, CA ~ LAMBDA OMEGA
University of Guam, Mangilao ~ LAMBDA PSI Wheeling Jesuit University,
Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA ~ LAMBDA PHI DELTA SIGMA
Adrian College, Adrian, MI ~ LAMBDA UPSILON
Elizabeth City State University,
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ ~ LAMBDA TAU Elizabeth City, NC
CHI RHO OMEGA
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO ~ LAMBDA SIGMA
Jackson State University, Jackson, MI ~ LAMBDA EPSILON New York Institute of Technology,
Old Westbury, NY
College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ ~ LAMBDA PI IOTA KAPPA
Worcester State College, Worcester, MA ~ LAMBDA RHO
Western Connecticut State University,
Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA ~ LAMBDA XI Danbury, CT
University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, MA ~ LAMBDA IOTA
Steven O'Donnell John Hill
Salve Regina University Welcome Weber State University
Honorary ZETA GAMMA
Arthur Beeler, Jr. Kevin Wells
North Carolina Central University Members State University of New York, Canton
ETA LAMBDA OMEGA UPSILON
Debra Cannella William Morgan, Jr.
Caldwell College Wilmington University
BETA ALPHA ETA BETA
Nathan Harper John W. Barbrey Ph.D. Edward Guthrie
Point Park University Longwood University Wilmington University
ETA ALPHA ETA CHI ETA BETA
Paul Guidry Al Duquette Jack Levin
University of Colorado at Colorado Spring State University of New York, Canton Northeastern University
LAMBDA SIGMA OMEGA UPSILON OMEGA EPSILON
Michael Martinez Hilda Kogut Sheriff Leroy Baca
University of Colorado at Colorado Spring Dominican College Florida International University
LAMBDA SIGMA KAPPA PSI SIGMA PHI ALPHA
Jacobo Neyron Christine Millette Joseph Wambaugh, Jr.
Florida International University Norwich University Florida International University
SIGMA PHI ALPHA ALPHA NU OMEGA SIGMA PHI ALPHA
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Alpha Phi Sigma For Information About
Alpha Phi Sigma
The Criminal Justice STUDENT OFFICERS
Contact Enrique Chavez, President
Honor Society Florida International University
Recognizing and Promoting President@alphaphisigma.org
Academic Excellence, Unity,
Rutheana “Mariah” Mills, V.P
Leadership, and Service Fairmont State University
A Publication by Leana Carrington, Secretary
Alpha Phi Sigma Florida International University
Summer 2010 Regina Shearn, Ph.D.
Colleen Carpenter, Treasurer
Executive Director Florida International University
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