The 2017 Student Organization Community Service Award was presented to the Criminal Justice Society of Lamar state College-Orange on Thursday, May 4. This is the second year in a row for CJS to win the coveted award. The organization, comprised of 44 members, completed 803 volunteer hours covering 12 community events. Student members of the CJS are actively seen around campus and the local community giving of their time and talent to promote the campus as well as the mission of LSC-O in serving the community. Shana Sellers, Program Director for Criminal Justice, serves as sponsor of CJS.
The group attended a dinner sponsored by the Student Activities Office and were presented with a plaque honoring their achievement. The plaque, which will be located in the Student Center, will bear the name of the Criminal Justice Society as first recipient and second recipient. Student organizations have the opportunity during the Fall and Spring semesters to earn community service hours. The organization completing the most hours will be presented with the award each year at the end of the spring semester.