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Ferrum College Associate Professor Receives National Award


Ferrum College Associate Professor Receives National Award

William “Dub” Osborne, Jr. is the recipient of the American Criminal Justice Association-Lambda Alpha Epsilon Star Award.

Ferrum, Va. (April 13, 2012) – Ferrum College Department of Criminal Justice Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Dr. William “Dub” Osborne, has received the Star Award, the highest award given by the American Criminal Justice Association’s Lambda Alpha Epsilon chapter (ACJA-LAE.)

According to its national bylaws, nominees for the award have substantially contributed to the furtherance of the association, displayed exemplary loyalty and dedication, and provided service that is substantially superior to that performed by other members.

“Dr. Osborne is a 19-year member of the ACJA-LAE and has been a faithful advisor for three chapters, including Delta XI Omega, his current chapter based at Ferrum College,” said John Wilt, the ACJA-LAE Chapter Advisor’s committee chairperson and Administration of Justice Program coordinator and associate professor at Danville Community College.

Wilt, who earlier had accepted Osborne’s award on his behalf during the 75th National ACJA-LAE Conference in Ohio, was joined by ACJA-LAE Region IV President Steven Atchley and Past Region IV President Michael Snow to present the award to Osborne during a surprise ceremony at Ferrum College on April 11.  College President Jennifer L. Braaten and a group of criminal justice faculty and students were also in attendance.

“No one could be more deserving of this award” said Braaten.   “This national recognition of Dub Osborne is indicative of his outstanding advising and teaching and the high quality of our criminal justice program.  We are justifiably proud of the program and our faculty and students.”

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