Alpha Phi Sigma

National Criminal Justice Honor Society

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Sponsored by the New Mexico State University Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Alpha Phi Sigma is a 501(C)(3).

Local chapter is Alpha Chi Alpha

“The mission of Alpha Phi Sigma is to promote critical thinking, rigorous scholarship and life-long learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research, to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice profession and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training.”

 

 

 

 

News Coverage:

        Las Cruces Sun News Coverage – Juvenile Rehabilitation Conference

KRWG TV/FM: Juvenile Rehabilitation Focus of Criminal Justice Conference

APS Las Cruces Sun-News Coverage.pdf

 

Support APS 

All donations are tax-deductible and can be made in two ways: 
1) Online donations can be made via the NMSU Foundation at https://advancing.nmsu.edu/givenow 
In the drop down menu select “Other” and write in: 
“Criminal Justice APS # 191006” 
2) Checks can be made out to “NMSU Foundation” and include 
“Criminal Justice APS # 191006” on the memo line or in an accompanying letter. 
Mail to: NMSU Foundation, Inc. 
Dove Hall, Room 212 
1305 N. Horseshoe Dr. 
PO Box 3590 
Las Cruces, NM 88003-3590 
Your support is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Joseph (APS Advisor) by email at ajoseph@nmsu.edu

 

Juvenile Rehabilitation Conference

Juvenile rehabilitation is an important issue in today’s society for that reason the objective of this conference was to raise awareness about the importance of diverting youth away from the criminal justice system and prevent them from becoming future offenders. One way of doing this , as stated by third judicial district court Judge Macias, a guest speaker we had, was to implement preventative measures at an early age since it can be known who is considered “at risk” by the time a child reached kindergarten. With this being said it is important that more resources are dedicated to programs that assist at-risk youth. Schools, social agencies, and any other related organizations need to work together to assist the children in need of resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Check out 2016 Spring Docket: Spring 2016 Docket

Theme of the year:
Interdiction to Addiction:Domestic Violence and the Cycle of Abuse
 

Requirements for National Membership:

Download the application: APS National Application

Graduate Students

     – Must have completed 4 CJ or related field courses.

     – 3 of the 4 may be counted from the student’s undergraduate work.

     – CJ GPA must be at least 3.4

     – Overall GPA must be at least 3.4

     – 15 hours of community service is required per semester

     – National ($50) fees must be paid

     – Includes APS Polo Shirt

 

Undergraduate Students

     – Must have 12 credits in Criminal Justice completed

     – CJ GPA must be at least a 3.2

     – Overall GPA must also be at least a 3.2

     – 15 hours of community service is required per semester

     – Local ($50) and National ($50) fees must be paid

     – Includes APS Polo Shirt

* Please submit completed application and a copy of your Degree Star Audit before paying any fees.

 Associate Members:

Download the application: Associate Member Application

Undergraduate Students Only

     – Must have 12 credits in Criminal Justice completed

     – CJ GPA must be at least a 3.0

     – Overall GPA must also be at least a 3.0

     – 15 hours of community service is required per semester

     – Local ($50)

     – Includes APS Polo Shirt

* Please submit completed application and a copy of your Degree Star Audit before paying any fees.

APS Team

Community Service

 

APS requires 15 hours of community service per semester. Our chapter has participated in events such as NMSU’s “Keep State Great”, Aggie Experience, Halloween Howl, high school career fairs, working at the Gospel Rescue Mission food kitchen, Gold Medal Gym Tae-Kwon-Do rape prevention seminars, food drives, clothing drives, and many more.

Fundraising

Our APS members participate in many fundraisers throughout the school year in order to pay for our end of year banquets as well as to help fund the trips for the ACJS conference. Our fundraisers include yard sales, bake sales, and car washes.

 

APS Graduates

Faculty Advisor: Andrea F. Joseph

ajoseph@nmsu.edu

College Professor

Assistant Faculty Advisor: William Corbett

wcorbett@nmsu.edu

College Associate Professor

Officers Information

President Tamera Coho                  Cassie12@nmsu.edu
Vice Present Sara Ferguson                   grizgirl@nmsu.edu
Secretary    Erika Ochoa                   Erikao18@nmsu.edu
Treasurer  Rae Snyder                   Rae_s@nmsu.edu
Public Relations Shannon Bates                   Sbates1@nmsu.edu
Public Relations Taylor Rostro                   tnrostro@nmsu.edu
Community Service       Claudia Pinales                   Clau830@nmsu.edu
Community Service Taj Ebanks                   Taj0314@nmsu.edu
Member at Large Sarah Loya

Sloya81@nmsu.edu

 Faculty Advisor: Andrea F. Joseph

ajoseph@nmsu.edu

In the Fall of 2010, Professor Joseph became the volunteer Faculty Advisor for the NMSU Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society.  Under her leadership and guidance the Chapter has excelled and won numerous awards at the yearly National Conference.
Professor Joseph was also elected to serve the National APS board in 2014 to serve as a National Faculty Advisor.

Assistant Faculty Advisor: William Corbett

 
In the Fall of 2017, Professor Corbett became the Assistant Advisor for the NMSU Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma. Professor Corbett received a B.A. in Political Science and a MPA from the Pennsylvania State University.  Following graduation he worked as a family law hearing officer for the Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania prior to working as a management consultant for the Alexander Proudfoot Company.  Professor Corbett then obtained a J.D. degree from the University of Illinois and worked as a civil litigator in California for 13 years.  Since 2001, he has have been teaching at New Mexico State University in the areas of criminal justice and government. Professor Corbett also serves as a facilitator/mediator for civil litigation cases filed in the Third Judicial District of New Mexico.
 
 
- Link to National APS office: Here
 
 
Bylaws link: Here
Application Link: Here

 

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