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Cayuga CC students receive scholarships from NYS Sheriffs’ Association

DATE: 04-18-2012

Two Cayuga Community College students each received a $250 scholarship from the New York State Sheriffs’ Association. Criminal Justice students Danielle Miles of Auburn and Brett Konu of Oswego received the awards from the Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould and Oswego County Sheriff Reuell Todd, respectively.

Danielle Miles, a corrections major, was awarded the scholarship based on her academic performance at Cayuga Community College, and upon her stated desire to pursue a career in the field of criminal justice. Upon graduation Miles plans on pursuing a career in juvenile justice/probation.

“Ms. Miles is just the type of student we had in mind when we started our scholarship program,” Sheriff Gould said. “She has let nothing deter her in her pursuit of her goals, and she exhibits all the qualities we look for in our scholarship recipients. The New York State Sheriffs’ Association is proud to recognize and reward Danielle for her efforts.”

A standout in the classroom, Brett Konu, criminal justice major, completed an internship with the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department, shadowing officers on a variety of patrols and assignments throughout the county. Konu is deciding whether to pursue a bachelor’s degree or enter the workforce after graduation. In presenting the award, Sheriff Todd congratulated Konu on his hard work and success in the program.

“This scholarship will help me pay for some of my educational expenses,” Konu said. “I am grateful to have been selected to receive it.”

Between the two campuses and the online program, approximately 425 students are currently enrolled in the criminal justice program at Cayuga.

Each year, the New York State Sheriffs’ Association awards 32 scholarships for $250 throughout the state. One scholarship is awarded at each community college in the state. Since Cayuga has two campuses, the College had two award recipients. The scholarship recipient is selected based on academic excellence and a proven desire to pursue a career in criminal justice or a related filed. This is the 23rd year in which the scholarship was awarded at Cayuga Community College.