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The Criminal Justice Club, Phi Zeta Rho, was formally accepted into membership of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the American Criminal Justice Association in 1990. Phi Zeta Rho periodically hosts a Career Forum where students can meet with federal, state, and local Criminal Justice in-service professionals. There have been over 100 different speakers, including 40 of our own alumni, attend these Career Forums since the fall of 1984.

Career Forum Speakers

  • Dr. Gerd Langguith, International Terrorism Specialist
  • Clyde Shelley, Agent, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Sgt. Irvin Porter, Dallas, TX Police Department
  • John Dial, Retired Firearms Examiner for the Jackson, MS Crime Lab
  • Earl Switzer, Head, U.S. Customs, Jackson, MS office
  • Tami Miles, Attorney, MAXIMUX Inc. Child Support Collections Division
  • Melissa Schoene, Crime Scene Investigator, Mississippi State Crime Lab
  • Mark Hicks, Director, Mississippi Alcohol Beverage Control Division
  • Bob Oliveri, Investigator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
  • Karen White Burke, Deputy U.S. Marshal, St. Louis, MO
  • Greg Bowman, U.S. Naval Investigative Service
  • Jeff Broome, USPSA/IPSC Master, Pistol Instructor
  • Steve Lofton, Metro Crimes Against Children Task Force, Hinds County Sheriff's Department
  • Randy Ruffin, Detective/SWAT Team, Clinton, MS Police Department
  • Dr. William Bass: Forensic Anthropologist: Director of the Body Farm at the University of Tennessee
  • William Herald, Kentucky State Trooper
  • Jimmy Kitchens, Mississippi criminal trial lawyer and assistant defense counsel in the Wayne Williams Atlanta Child Murders Case.
  • Bob Louys, Director: Petroleum Products Inspection Commission
  • Charlie Newell, Chief of Police for Ridgeland, MS
  • Michael White, Security Officer, Univ. of Miss. Medical Center
  • Dr. Faye Spruill, Former Mississippi State Medical Examiner
  • Max Weathersby, Investigator, Mississippi Gaming Commission
  • Ron Smith, Fingerprint Expert, Mississippi State Crime Lab in Jackson, MS
  • Curtis Jones, Director: Internal Affairs for Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics
  • Don Stewart: Mississippi Highway Patrol Personnel Officer
  • Steve McCraney, Field Officer IV, Probation and Parole Division of the Mississippi Department of Corrections
  • Sandra Morrison: Director: Mississippi Victims Assistance Commission
  • Arty Girod: Director of Security for the University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • John Ledbetter, Chief of Enforcement for the Mississippi Gaming Commission
  • Michael White, Patrolman; Columbus, MS Police Department SWAT Team Member
  • Robert Johnson, Director of the Mississippi Department of Corrections
  • John Dampier, Secret Service Agent 
  • Gene Bachman, Special Agent, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Chris McMillian, Secret Service Agent
  • Marvin Brezeale, Sheriff, Lamar County, Mississippi
  • William Turcotte, Director of Security at Baptist Hospital
  • Nevada Barr, Park Ranger for the Natchez Trace Parkway
  • Rick Moon, Chief Investigator for the Mississippi Real Estate Commission
  • Robert Pendleton, Head, Pendleton Detective Agency
  • James Shows, Probation and Parole Officer, Gulfport, MS
  • Kirk McDaniel: Director: Special Invistigations Unit for Mississippi Farm Bureau Insurance Company
  • Carole Hawkins: Victim Advocate for Mother's Against Drunk Drivers

 

The above represents a partial list of the Criminal Justice Club Forum Speakers. Those whose names are in bold print are graduates of Mississippi College.

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