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Criminal Justice and Criminology

Bendiksen publishes memoir about Alzheimer's disease

Ashley Bendiksen's first book, a memoir titled "The Language of Time," sheds light on the untold story of her journey into being a caregiver to her mother, who developed an unexplained case of early-onset Alzheimer's disease at just 48 years of age. 

In her 20s and pursuing her bachelor's degree in administration of justice at the time of her mother's diagnosis, Bendiksen became a caregiver trying to navigate the often strange and unpredictable progression of Alzheimer's.

Wagner works in cybersecurity at Lockheed Martin

It took Thomas Wagner '18, '19 (M) five years and a lot of hard work to complete Salve Regina's combined bachelor's/master's program in administration of justice and homeland security, but the education has been well worth it. With just a few years of experience, he landed a top job as an information system security officer at Lockheed Martin shortly after graduation.

While much of his work is classified, Wagner supports government customers to ensure security compliance and governance standards, and helps to defend against cybersecurity attacks.

Rancourt receives Boren Fellowship for language study in Azerbaijan

As a 2020 David L. Boren Fellowship recipient, Riley Rancourt '20 recently spent several months in Azerbaijan studying Turkish and Azerbaijani. With funding provided through the National Security Education Program, he lived with a Turkish-speaking host family while acquiring language skills and experience in a region believed critical to the future security and stability of the United States. As a Boren recipient, Rancourt has committed to working in the federal government for at least a year after completing his immersion experience.

Smith, Loftenses receive Boren Fellowships for Arabic language studies overseas

A recent Salve Regina alumna and a current graduate student were awarded prestigious Boren Fellowships to fund their year-long overseas immersion studies in Arabic language and culture during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Alexis Smith ’18, ’19 (M) used her $24,000 award to fund a year of study at Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture in Amman, Jordan, while Andrew Loftenses used his award to study Arabic at the Lirom Language Center in Jerusalem and with the Druze community in Mt. Caramel near Haifa, Israel.

Mentor, Umi named to prestigious College Student Congress

Political science major Tim Mentor and administration of justice major Amadi Umi were named to the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship's College Student Congress - a distinction annually given to just 51 rising college seniors nationwide.

For two weeks each year, members of the College Student Congress gather with lawmakers, academics, politicians, journalists and business leaders to learn about the dynamics of public policy and public policy decision making. Students participate in an intensive curriculum and project designed to address different dimensions of policy challenges that are currently facing the nation.