Sociology/Criminal Justice Students Win at AACS Conference

10-13-2016

A team of four VWC sociology/criminal justice majors—Josh Cherry '17, Sierra Rothenberger (Garnett) '17, Allison Heitsman '18, and William “Jake” Virgili '17—traveled to Denver, Colorado Oct. 5-9), where they won "Executive Honorable Mention" in the Client Problem Solving Competition (CPSC) held at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS) annual conference. Professors Scott Liverman and Kathy Stolley co-advised the team. Their client for this year’s competition was the ECDC African Community Center (ACC). The client’s mission is to “help refugees rebuild safe, sustainable lives in Denver through supportive networks of people, services and community activities.” Teams from around the country compete for only two awards at the conference: First Place (based on a static rubric) and Executive Honorable Mention. The Executive Honorable Mention award is selected by the client as having developed and presented the best solution, customized to the organization's problem and needs.