By FHSU University Communications

HAYS, Kan – Fort Hays State University student and faculty members of the Delta Tau Omega Chapter (DTO) of the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) earned numerous honors at the annual American Criminal Justice Association National Conference this past March in Louisville, Ky.


FHSU DTO members competed in a series of written tests and skills-based events in categories that included physical agility, firearms, crime scene team investigation, scholarly research poster presentations, scholarly papers, and a scholarship competition.


FSHU students and faculty award winners included:

(Note: In addition to cash prizes, the papers of first-place winners in the national paper competition will be published in the next issue of the LAE National Journal.)

DTO faculty advisor Dr. Tamara Lynn was awarded the Jim Hooker Outstanding Advisor Award in recognition of outstanding service to a chapter and region of ACJA-LAE.


In addition to conference activities, club members visited the offices of Louisville Metro Youth Transitional Services and the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women. Club members also volunteered with Change Today, Change Tomorrow, a Louisville-based non-profit that serves the most marginalized communities in the city. They worked to clean up downtown areas, prepared mailers for stakeholders, organized the food pantry, and bagged items for distribution to residents in the area.


To cap off a momentous performance at the conference, FHSU DTO members also earned second-place honors in the convention lip-sync and talent competition.


FHSU DTO Conference attendees: