FERRUM – Ferrum College sophomore Logan W. Hodges, a criminal justice major from Carroll County, Va., was awarded 2nd Place in the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) National Scholarship Competition, which was announced on March 14, 2014 at the ACJA National Conference in Overland Park, Kan.
A National Scholarship Committee representing all six ACJA regions presented 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards to students in three categories: Lower Division (freshmen and sophomores), Upper Division (juniors and seniors), and Graduate Students. The Scholarship Committee selected scholarship recipients based upon the quality of their overall grade point average, their grade point average in criminal justice courses, and the quality of an essay outlining each applicant’s career and educational goals. Hodges competed in the Lower Division.
Hodges is the president of Ferrum College’s Delta Xi Omega Chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association and a member of the Boone Honors Program. In addition, Hodges served as president of the College’s Criminal Justice Club during the 2013 – 2014 school year and was recently re-elected to the same office for the 2014 – 2015 academic year.
“Having Logan as both a student and club member, it is apparent that his dedication, hard work and willingness to step forward and take charge serves him well,” said Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice David Nicholson, who serves as Club advisor.
Hodges will use the ACJA scholarship to help finance the continuing cost of his education, primarily that of his textbooks. He is the son of Ms. Susan Hodges and the grandson of Ms. Elaine Cox, each of Carroll County.