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UCM CJ Team Claims Unprecedented Sixth National Championship

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 13, 2008) – UCM ’s Gamma Epsilon Delta chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association/Lambda Alpha Epsilon recently earned an unprecedented sixth consecutive national championship at the 71st ACJ/LAE National Conference in Kansas City.

UCM took 12 out of 45 places in academic testing, 10 out of 18 places in firearms, 1 out of 9 places in crime scene investigation, 1 out of 3 places in both the talent contest and the lip sync competition and the Top Gun award to earn the Sweepstakes Award.

Individual and Team Results

UCM Provides Regional, National Leadership  

The ACJ/LAE Region III and the UCM chapter hosted the conference. Roger Pennel, professor of criminal justice and advisor to the UCM chapter, served as president of Region III and conference director.  Jessica Nelson, UCM chapter president, has been the national student representative from Region III to the ACH/LAE national executive board for the past year.