Congratulations to our School of Justice Studies graduates!
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View 2011 graduate profiles below:
Addison is graduating with an Associates degree in Criminal Justice and is seeking a career in law enforcement. He is planning to continue his education at Rasmussen by obtaining a Bachelor degree.
Ambjor would like to thank her friends and family for their support throughout her college career. Ambjor graduated with an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice specializing in Corrections. Once completed, she will continue on to finish a Bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement at Rasmussen College.
Anna is graduating with an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Crime Scene Evidence. She would like to thank her parents for their words of encouragement in her moments of doubt, which excelled her toward this great accomplishment. She will return to Rasmussen in the fall to work towards her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with emphasis in Law Enforcement and Investigation. Her career goals upon completion are to become a police officer and work her way up to homicide detective. She thanks Rasmussen College for helping towards her goals.
Ashley would like to thank her parents and friends for helping me through college. Ashley is graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. Ashley is excited and ready to start her career in Criminal Justice.
Breann Calderone - Paralegal - Associate's
Christina will be graduating with her Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice with a Psychology specialization. She will be reenrolling to continue her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with Rasmussen College. Christina aims to get a position with a great company now and work her way up the ranks as she moves through her further degrees. She would like to thank her family and her partner for all of their on going support and help throughout all of her schooling. She looks forward to a masters degree and a rewarding career helping people. Her personal motto is "Working to make a Difference".
Crea would like to thank God for giving her the strength, courage, and patience for completing her program. She would also like to thank her loving family and friends for encouraging her to further her education. Lastly, Crea would like to thank everyone at the Rasmussen College in Eagan for checking up with her and acknowledging the progress that she has made over the past two years. After completing her Associate of Applied Science degree, Crea will be furthering her education at Rasmussen and pursuing her Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice.
Dara is proud to be graduating from Rasmussen College with an A.S. in Human Services. Dara had a great experience! This is her 3rd college degree, but is the first one where she studied something she has always wanted to learn, human services. Dara wants to thank the professors at Rasmussen for helping her along the way, as well as her family and friends for believing in her. Dara plans to pursue a Master's degree in Social Work following graduation. She wants to become a social worker so she can empower her ESL students to become self-reliant, assist them in achieving their goals, and be their mentor. Dara is also an aspiring writer and would like to work as a freelance writer within media, and write a book. She currently hosts a blog called Dara's Creative Corner (http://darascreativecorner.blogspot.com)
Elizabeth Cady - Criminal Justice - Human Services - Associate's
Frances would like to thank all staff at Rasmussen for all their encouragement and help in making this life long dream of receiving a college degree become a reality. Fran still doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up. She will continue to take a class or two toward a Bachelor's degree, it may take until she is 100 but she has the rest of her life. Fran's step-daughter Mary graduated with her Bachelor's degree at age 55, so Fran said:" If she could do, so can I." The family has been very supportive.
Heather is graduating with an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Corrections. She plans to work with Juveniles in detention upon graduation. Heather would like to thank her husband and children for the support and encouragement she received from them to pursue her degree.
Jasmine would like to thank her family and friends for the motivation to succeed. Jasmine graduated with an Associate degree in Crime Scene Evidence. She has studied with Rasmussen College since April 2009. She has made the Dean's List each semester and she has finally reached her goal. Jasmine plans on taking her Associates degree to the next level. She is planning on getting her Bachelor's degree next. Jasmine is a very goal-oriented woman! The next step Jasmine is going to take is taking care of her family. She believes that she wouldn't have made it this far if it wasn't for her beautiful kids, Tatyona and Imani. They made her stay positive throughout her studies. Jasmine has worked so hard for two years now its time for her to move on with her new career. No matter what obstacles she came across over the course of her studies, Jasmine has managed to make it to the end by the grace of God. She has received a lot of positive advice and she plans on sharing it with others. Again, Jasmine would like to thank the people that stuck by her as she studied for her Crime Scene Investigation studies. Jasmine has always had a passion to save lives and make other's better. Now she can finally put her passion to use. She is willing to contribute to the "positive" part of this decade.
Jennifer would like to thank her parents, her children, her wonderful fiance, and her great friends for their support in her decision to attend college. Jennifer graduated with an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice specializing in Corrections. Jennifer hopes to use her degree to work with troubled juveniles.
Kevin is graduating with an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Crime Scene Evidence. He would like to thank his wife, family and friends for their encouragement and support over the past 2 years. Kevin's goal is to work in Law Enforcement.
Kristina Lex - Criminal Justice - Associate's
Leslie is graduating with an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Corrections. Upon completion, she will be re-enrolling in Rasmussen College for a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. Her career goal after graduation is to work with juveniles as a youth counselor.
Nancy would like to thank her children, husband, and brother for the support that they gave through out her college expierance. Though we have all run into some very rough situations we have manged to grow and learn from my expierance. I look forward to the next and upcoming semsters with you here at Rasmussen College for my BS degree in crminal justice with the focus in probation and parole.
Nick would like to thank his family and friends for their encouragement and support throughout the last couple of years. Nick is graduating with his Associate's degree as a Paralegal. Nick's next step is to start a career in either the field of Intellectual Properties or Family Law.
Nicole would like to thank all of those who have supported her throughout this portion of her academic career. She would especially like to thank her mom, who, as a mother of four, recently graduated with a Master's degree in Nursing Education. She has served as a remarkable inspiration, and her unyielding support is appreciated beyond words. Nicole would also like to thank her soon-to-be husband, for his dedication to their family by allowing and encouraging her to pursue her dreams. Finally, Nicole would like to give a special thank-you to her daughter, who has driven her to succeed, and never let her quit, all without ever having known what a tremendous motivation she has truly been. Nicole will be taking her CLA exam in September of this year, and commence the remainder of her undergraduate career in October. She hopes to be attending law school by 2014.
Nicole would like to thank her beau, Jerrod and children, Kale and Aylin for allowing her 'homework' and 'study' time. Nicole would also like to thank her mother Terry for encouraging her to continue her education and also her brother Corey for loving her and supporting her unconditionally and motivating her to pursue a degree in this field.
Patrick Martini - Criminal Justice - Homeland security - Associate's
Robyn would like to thank God because without him this wouldn't be possible. Her husband Garlyn Wilks and 3 children as well as her loving and supporting parents, Father Robert Johnson, mother Theresa Carter, Stepmother Jacqueline Johnson, and mother in law Dessie Mims who has supported her in her journey to help her achieve higher education. Also Robyn would like to thank all of the faculty of Rasmussen for their encouraging words that helped her achieve her education
Roy is graduating with an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Law Enforcement. He is looking forward to a future role as a Police officer somewhere in the U.S.
Sandra Kuehn - Criminal Justice - Human Services - Associate's
Sara is graduating with an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice/Corrections. She would like to thank her fiance Andre and their three children Izayah, De'Andre, and Adiana for being so patient with their mother while spending many hours doing school work and studying. She would also like to thank her best friend Judy Abla for encouraging her to start at Rasmussen and for being there as a wonderful friend. Also for family members that have been an amazing support the entire time.
Sondra is graduating with an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice. After graduation her and her family will be moving to Missouri and find a successful career in the Criminal Justice field working with juveniles. She plans to continue with her education after she gets settled and gains some experience in her field. She would like to thank her kids and mother for their support and encouragement for these past two years.
Tami Terry - Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Evidence - Associate's
Tonii would like to thank her family, friends and colleagues for their encouragement and support this past year and a half. Tonii is graduating at the top of her class with a 4.0 GPA and an Associate's degree as a Paralegal. The next step for Tonii is to sit for the national certification exam leading to a credential as a Certified Legal Assistant/Paralegal (CLA). Tonii will continue on in her current position as a Paralegal for Seattle Community Law Center, and she will be beginning her courses at Arizona State University in pursuit of her BS in Political Science in the fall of 2012.
Tangela would like to thank her mother for setting the trend that it is never to late to go back to college. Tangela will be graduating with her AAS in Paralegal Studies. Tangela's next step is is to attend Law School and be finished by 2015 with a J.D. in Family & Criminal Law.
Tim is graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. Now that his degree is complete he intends to join the Air Force and pursue a degree in psychology. Tim would like to thank his parents for the love and support, without them he would not be where he is today.
Tina High - Criminal Justice - Human Services - Associate's
I would like to start by thanking Maggie Pearl for being a friend throughout my two years at Rasmussen. She guided me through the process of the unknown after being out of school for 16 years. Lisa Linrud for motivating her to communicate in front of the class and to be creative and think out of the box. Patty Laney, for direction when I did not know where and who to contact and guidance when I did not know where to start looking. I would also like to thank my family and friends, Troy my soul mate, you never gave up on me, after writing my first paper I was ready to throw in the towel, you said "No you can do this." To my children, Samantha, Michael, Joey, Matthew and Chris for having patience and understanding when mom had to work on homework, I know my patience was low at times. Lastly, to my parents Kevin, Anne, and Diane for all the love and support to achieve my dream on going back to college to obtain my degree. I would also like to thank all the faculty and online instructors at Rasmussen as each one was a brick to pave the road to my criminal justice degree....words can't express how much I appreciate all your support. Thank You, Tonya Names
I would like ot thank my family for all the support throughout these years. My brother Dimitry that has been there for me to talk and help problem solve. One person that deserves special recognition is my girlfriend Bridget Rode. Without her help and support I don't think I would have the drive to finish. I plan to continue with my education while searching for a job.
Thank you to all of those who assisted me through this journey. I am graduating with an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice. I will return to Rasmussen after the summer semester to begin working on my Bachelor's degree.