Criminal Justice Student Awarded 2021 NYS Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship
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Criminal Justice Student Awarded 2021 NYS Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship

Published: January 28, 2022

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(l-r) Nicholas J. Thornthwaite, Instructor of Criminal Justice, Asia Z. Smythe, JCC Criminal Justice Student, Colleen M. O’Neill, Jefferson County Sheriff

Jefferson Community College criminal justice student, Asia Z. Smythe, Newburgh, was awarded a $500 New York State Sheriffs’ Association scholarship presented by Jefferson County Sheriff Colleen M. O’Neill. The merit-based award is bestowed to a student enrolled full-time at a community college who is majoring in criminal justice, police science or equivalent and expresses an intent to pursue a career in the criminal justice field. Smythe holds a 3.0 GPA at Jefferson and anticipates graduating in May 2022. Her career goal is to become a NYS trooper or detective.  



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Pamela Dixon

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