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College CJ Faculty Present at State Conference

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Plattsburgh, NY___ Professor Catherine Eloranto and Assistant Professor Diana Wardell of Clinton Community College’s Criminal Justice Department gave presentations at the 2009 Criminal Justice Educator’s Association of New York State (CJEANYS) Conference held in Syracuse on October 28, 29, 30, 2009. Professor Eloranto’s presentation was entitled "Active Learning in the Criminal Justice Classroom: Helping Students Use Their Minds Without Losing Yours."  Her interactive and engaging methodology of classroom instruction proved informative and thought provoking, offering alternative approaches to instructing today’s students, to those in attendance,.  

Assistant Professor Wardell was co-presenter on a panel discussion, entitled "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Inside Story of Women in the Criminal Justice System."  Her segment of the presentation centered on women in law enforcement and her experiences as a New York State Trooper for over twenty years.  Although her personal story and reflections on the "good and the bad", did focus more on the "good" in her distinguished career, she also highlighted a few of the more difficult moments she experienced while working in a male-dominated criminal justice system of policing. 

Professor John Mockry, vice-president and executive board member of CJEANYS said, "I was quite proud to hear all the positive feedback regarding their (Elaronto and Wardell) presentations at our outgoing meeting at the end of the conference. Many of my colleagues said to me personally, ‘Boy, you are sure lucky to have such great colleagues to work with, and the students must really love them.’ Of course, I could not agree more with them on all counts."

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