Cutline: Delta Kappa Epsilon from Northern Oklahoma at the Regional Award banquet. Pictured (L-R): Wes Dunn, Cassidy Edsall, Irasen Jauregui, Maverick Smith, Samantha Mears, Seth Brockbank, Troy Cochran, Jesse Neufeld, Aerin Rhea, Kaylynn Brownell, AJ Nichols, Bruce Hinton (photo provided)
NOC Criminal Justice hosts and competes at Oklahoma City regional conference
The Delta Kappa Epsilon chapter of the Criminal Justice Society at Northern Oklahoma College recently hosted and competed at the American Criminal Justice Association Regional Conference and Competition in downtown Oklahoma City Oct. 14-16.
Delta Kappa Epsilon was the host chapter for this event. NOC students were not only expected to compete but also set up and work the events. This included conference registration, icebreaker along the Riverwalk in Bricktown, firearm competition, physical agility competition hosted by the OKCPD, crime scene workshops hosted by OKCPD and OSBI Crime Techs, knowledge exams, crime scene investigation competition, career fair and award banquet.
Conference Director and Delta Kappa Epsilon advisor Troy Cochran said, “I am so proud of how hard our students worked to prepare for the competitions, working all the events and competing to represent our chapter, Northern Oklahoma College and the State of Oklahoma. I am also proud that we were given the opportunity to host the event which allowed NOC Criminal Justice alumni to also attend and get involved in supporting the current chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon.”
National Vice President of the American Criminal Justice Association Lee Deboer said, “Best conference in seven years, great job DKE!”
Delta Kappa Epsilon members are now part of the Regional Executive Board of the American Criminal Justice Association. Cassidy Edsall was nominated and elected as regional secretary and Troy Cochran was nominated and elected as regional vice president.
This trip was only possible with fundraising efforts and a generous grant from the Presidential Partner Program through Northern Oklahoma College’s Foundation.
Bruce Hinton: 1st Place Criminal Law, 1st Place Firearm Teams, 2nd Place LAE Knowledge, 2nd Place Corrections, 2nd Place Physical Agility, 2nd Place Crime Scene Team
Jesse Neufeld: 2nd Place Criminal Law, 2nd Place Juvenile Justice, 2nd Place Crime Scene Team, 2nd Place Firearm Teams, 3rd Place Physical Agility
Maverick Smith: 1st Place Crime Scene Team, 2nd Place Firearm Teams, 3rd Place Criminal Law
Irasen Jauregui: 1st Place Crime Scene Team, 3rd Place Juvenile Justice,
Wes Dunn: 1st Place Crime Scene Team, 2nd Place Firearm Teams, 2nd Place LAE Knowledge, 3rd Place Police Management
AJ Nichols: 1st Place Firearm Teams, 2nd Place Crime Scene Team, 3rd Place Firearms
Kaylynn Brownell: 1st Place Firearm Teams
Samantha Mears: 1st Place Mental Health in CJ, 2nd Place Criminal Law, 2nd Place LAE Knowledge, 2nd Place Crime Scene Pro Team, 3rd Place Juvenile Justice, 3rd Place Corrections
Seth Brockbank: 2nd Place Crime Scene Pro Team
Troy Cochran: 2nd Place Firearm Teams
Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.
NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater. Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.
The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.
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