TAMIU Establishes New CJ Honor Society
Posted: 5/23/13

TAMIU Establishes New Criminal Justice Honor Society

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has established a new Chapter of The National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma.

TAMIU commissioned the Nu Psi Chapter in a recent ceremony held at TAMIU’s Residential Learning Community.

TAMIU Criminal Justice Honor Society Officers  Texas A&M International University has formed a new Criminal Justice Honor Society to be known as the Alpha Phi Sigma, Nu Psi Chapter.  Pictured left to right  are elected officers: (front row) treasurer Fran

TAMIU Criminal Justice Honor Society Officers

Texas A&M International University has formed a new Criminal Justice Honor Society to be
known as the Alpha Phi Sigma, Nu Psi Chapter.   Pictured left to right are elected officers:
(front row) treasurer Francisco Gonzaléz, secretary Stephanie Díaz, president Omar Ramírez,
and vice president Carlos Alvaraz. Pictured left to right (back row) are Chapter faculty advisors
Dr. Fran Bernat, TAMIU chair of the department of public affairs and social research
and professor of criminal justice, and Dr. Kelley Frailing, TAMIU assistant professor of
criminal justice.

The mission of Alpha Phi Sigma, Nu Psi Chapter is to promote analytical thinking through scholarship and ethical standards in the criminal justice field.

“One of the most exciting things about our Chapter is the opportunity to involve our outstanding criminal justice students in new community service opportunities that will benefit all involved,” said Dr. Kelly Frailing, TAMIU assistant professor of criminal justice and Chapter faculty advisor.

Officers installed were: President Omar Ramírez, Vice President and Risk Manager Carlos Alvarez, Secretary Stephanie Díaz and Treasurer Francisco González.  Dr. Fran Bernat, TAMIU chair of the department of public affairs and social research and professor of criminal justice, and Dr. Frailing serve as Chapter faculty advisors.

Along with the four officers initiated, students Rolando Salinas, Violeta Cavazos, Mario Sánchez and Miguel Silva were also inducted.  

Founded in 1942, Alpha Phi Sigma has sought to promote academic excellence, community service, leadership and unity for over 70 years. 

The requirements to become a Alpha Phi Sigma, Nu Psi, member include a minimum 3.2 GPA for undergrads and a ranking in the top 35% of their class; graduate students must meet a minimum 3.4 GPA. 

For more information and or to apply for membership, contact Dr. Kelly Frailing at 956.326.2662 or email kelly.frailing@tamiu.edu


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