Congratulations Class of 2011!

School of Justice Studies

Congratulations to our School of Justice Studies graduates!

 All graduates are encouraged to be a part of our well-connected alumni social networks:

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View 2011 graduate profiles below:

Alissa Battles - Criminal Justice - Investigation/Law Enforcement - Bachelor's

Alissa is graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Law Enforcement and Investigations. After graduation, she intends to pursue a career in the Juvenile Justice field helping children become responsible adults. Alissa would like to thank her family, her sister for all of her help with work when she needed it, and wonderful children and husband for putting up with the long nights of studying and interning and for all of their support. Without them, she would not be who or where she is today!

Amanda Rausch - Criminal Justice - Corrections - Associate's

Amy Mckeever - Criminal Justice - Corrections - Associate's

Amy Vogler - Paralegal - Associate's

Amy is graduating with an Associate's degree as a Paralegal. She is planning to take the CLA exam shortly thereafter. She is thankful for the patience and support of her family, friends, and co-workers over the past 2 years. Amy is excited to begin her career as a paralegal.

Amy Strebe - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Amy would like to thank her wonderful husband for his support during her time at school. He woke up early to care for their children while she got some extra sleep from being up all night with school work. He spoke words of encouragement into her when she felt like giving up. He constantly told her how proud he was of her. Amy also want to thank her in-laws, Beryl and Jani for their support through her school. They were always there for words of encouragement and support. Lastly Amy wants to thank the advisers at Rasmussen; they were always standing by to talk about everything from life to school troubles. Amy graduated with an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice with a Law Enforcement Specialization. Amy has a few jobs lined up already and is very excited to start her new and rewarding career.

Andrea Schultz - Criminal Justice - Corrections - Associate's

Andrew Mathisen - Criminal Justice - Homeland Security - Bachelor's

Andrew would like to thank his family and friends for their support and encouragement. Andrew is graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Homeland Security. The next phase of Andrew's journey is to continue his education to receive a Master's degree in Homeland Security Administration. A federal law enforcement career in Homeland Security is the future for Andrew.

Angela D'Amico - Paralegal - Associate's

Anna Hieronimus - Criminal Justice - Client Services/Corrections - Bachelor's

Anna is graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Client Services and Corrections with a GPA of 3.98. She enjoyed a 500 hour internship at the MCF-Shakopee in the Transition's Department and is looking forward to continuing to work in that area or the prison.

Brandi Jordan - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Brandi would like to thank her husband and her two children for their constant support. Brandi graduated with an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice and is a police officer with the Aurora Police Department. Brandi's next goal is to get her Bachelor's degree.

Brandy Tarver - Paralegal - Associate's

I am graduating with her Associate Degree as a Paralegal. Once completed I will be taking my certification in January 2012. My goal after that is to work in the law field and continue to law school.Thanks

Chevon Sumpter - Paralegal - Certificate

Chevon is graduating with a Paralegal Certificate. Once completed she will be looking for that rewarding career she has longed for since childhood. She would like to thank her family for being such wonderful support during her college career.

Colleen Furbur - Paralegal - Associate's

Cynthia Walker - Criminal Justice - Corrections - Associate's

David Neumann - Paralegal - Associate's

Erica Pennyamon - Paralegal - Associate's

Faith Blount - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Faith would like to thank God for his strength, her two children William and Rosaleigh for their understanding through this journey and the encouragement of her parents, family and friends that have given her the support and confidence needed to succeed in this learning process. Success is measured in the moments that fill your soul and make you smile, because it is all about the climb and surpassing the first step to get there.

Gina Devroy - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Gina would like to give a special thanks to her mom and Katiesue for their encourgement and support over the years at rasmussen. Gina will graduate with Associate's degree in Criminial Justice Law Enforcement. The next step for Gina is to get her Bachelor's in Social Work down the road.

Gregory Messler - Law Enforcement - Associate's

I would like to thank my parents for all the help and encouragement. I would like to thank my wife Erika for helping me and pushing me to complete my degree. I would like to thank all the officers that helped make my experience in the law enforcement program memorable.

Jaci Froelich - Criminal Justice - Investigation/Law Enforcement - Bachelor's

Jaclyn Burchard - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Jaclyn wants to thank her family for standing by her. If it wasn't for her mom being there and telling her she can do it, she would have never of finished school. When things got rough God was there to point her in the right direction. Going to school was a great experience for her, now it's her turn to return those late nights and start looking for a good paying career to provide for her family. She would like to thank her sister, two nephews, mom, husband, and her two amazing kids for staying with her along this journey that she accomplished.

James Harris - Criminal Justice - Corrections - Associate's

Jeannie Hudson - Human Services - Associate's

Jeannie Hudson is graduating with an Associate's of Applied Science degree in Human Services. Jeannie has been appointed by the North Dakota Supreme Court to conduct custody investigations in custody disputes. Jeannie is also employed with a law firm in Fargo.

Jennifer LaCrosse - Criminal Justice - Corrections - Associate's

Jennifer would like to thank her family for all the support and her children for the motivation to succeed. Jennifer is graduating with an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice with the Corrections Specialization. Her goal is to work with juvenile delinquents while setting an example that change is possible.

Jessica Rivera - Paralegal - Associate's

Joelle Saseen - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Joelle is graduating with an Associate's Degree in Justice Studies with an emphasis in Juvenile Justice. Once completed. she will be re-enrolling at Rasmussen College for a Bachelor's Degree in Justice Studies. After graduation with her Bachelor's, her career goals are to work with children in law enforcement.

Joseph Turner - Criminal Justice - Criminal Offenders - Bachelor's

Kimberly Fitzgerald - Paralegal - Associate's

Kirstie Proffer - Human Services - Associate's

Kirstie is graduating with an Associate's Degree in Human Services. After graduation with her Associate's, her goals are to be successful in helping others. Kirstie would like to thank her family and friends for their support.

Lee Hanson - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Leisha Job - Human Services - Associate's

Leisha would like to thank her family for all the support they have given her over the past couple of years. To her children Coebin, Jaelyn and Kabryn, a special thanks for being such an inspiration. Leisha graduated with an Associate's Degree in Human Services. The next step for Leisha will be to further her education and obtain a B.A. in Human Services in the future.

Lisa Pappas - Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Evidence - Associate's

Lisa would like to thank her family first and foremost for their support and patience throughout these last two years. She would also like to thank all professors and advisors that have helped guide her to complete one of her goals of obtaining an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice. She will also continue her education with Rasmussen to obtain her Bachelor's degree in Psychology within the next few years.

Lisa Shapiro - Criminal Justice - Investigation/Law Enforcement - Bachelor's

Lisa is graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Investigations/Law Enforcement. Lisa would like to thank her family and friends who have supported her throughout the past 5 years. Lisa would especially like to thank her brother who she has always admired for his hard work. Lisa wouldn't be where she is today without him. Lisa is currently working as a Paralegal in Las Vegas and is considering going on to Law School after a much needed break.

Lorenzo Norman - Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Evidence - Associate's

Maija Neuman - Paralegal - Associate's

Martha Fouse - Criminal Justice - Corrections - Associate's

Martha would like to thank her husband Troy, her parents, and her friends for their encouragement and support this past year, and her daughter Savannah for being patient when mom had homework to do. Martha graduated with an Associate's Degree specializing in Corrections. The next step for Martha is to become licensed in Social Work.

Mary McGuire Sinn - Criminal Justice - Investigation/Law Enforcement - Bachelor's

Mary is graduating with a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Investigations. Mary looks forward to a rewarding career in the Criminal Justice field.

Maryellen Gallagher - Criminal Justice - Client Services/Corrections - Bachelor's

Maryellen is graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. With graduation completed she will begin her Master's in Criminology at Regis University. Once she has graduated with her Master's degree, Maryellen will use her knowledge to help the community as a Juvenile advocate. She would like to thank her husband, John, and her daughters, Dulcinea and Angela, for their patience, and her family and friends for their unyielding support. She would also like to thank her mother specifically for always pushing school as the only option for success. It is all truly appreciated.

Michael Wilson - Criminal Justice - Client Services/Corrections - Bachelor's

Michael is graduating with a Bachelor's in Client Services/Corrections. Once he graduates he plans on working as a Probation Officer and pursue his Master's degree. He would like to thank his Lisa and his children Tori and Kirsten for being patience and understanding as he pursued his goals. He also wants to thank Rasmussen for all their help and support.

Nicholas Schluessler - Paralegal - Associate's

Nicole Walters - Criminal Justice - Psychology - Associate's

Nicole would like to thank her family for their continuous support of endless nights and stressful next days. Without them, she never would have had this opportunity or motivation. Nicole will be graduating with her Associate's degree in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Psychology and will continue with her education in the field of Psychology. Nicole plans to obtain her Master's degree in Psychology and one day open her own practice.

Nicole Johnson - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Nicole is graduating with an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement specialization. She would like to thank her friends and family for their support. A special thanks to Sherwin who has provided an unwielding support in her pursuit to further her new career.

Paul Bazerkanian - Paralegal - Associate's

I would like to thank all the instructors, library staff, student services staff, Dana Macdonald, and Mr. Kirk Olson who was a great help, an inspiration, and I owe my success in my studies to him. I thank Rasmussen for a great experience.

Peri Furlong - Paralegal - Associate's

Peri would like to thank my family and friends for being so supportive and pushing me to finish. Peri graduated with an Associate's Degree in Paralegal. Peri will be working with Meinzer Law Offices as she advances in her career.

Randee Brown - Criminal Justice - Client Services/Corrections - Bachelor's

Randee would like to thank her grand parents Patsy and Marlin Brown and her parents Carol Chapin and Jimmy Brown for their support during this journey. Randee would also like to thank her boyfriend Jeff Ham for his encouragment. Randee plans to sucure a position in rehabilitaion and probation.

Randy Hermanson - Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Evidence - Associate's

Roberto Mendoza - Criminal Justice - Client Services/Corrections - Bachelor's

Roberto would like to thank all of his family back in Michigan (Mom, Dad, Deidra, Venessa, Uncle Ramon, Franco, Uncle Paul and Uncle Blas) his twin boys Aaron and Anthony and Jessica Engle for their support throughout the past three years. After graduation with his Bachelor's, his career goals are to become a Probation Officer at the Adult or Juvenile level, and go back to school to earn a second Bachelor's and eventually a Master's Degree. "Rasmussen College gave me a second chance to dream and to make all of my goals come true for me and my family. I would recommend Rasmussen College to anyone looking to further their education." -Roberto A. Mendoza

Ruth Perkins - Paralegal - Associate's

Ruth would like to thank her family for their encouragement and support during her studies at Rasmussen College. Ruth is graduating with an Associate's Degree for Paralegal.

Salli Keeler - Human Services - Associate's

Salli would like to thank her family and all her friends for the encouragement to go back to school and accomplish this great feat. Salli graduated with an Associate's Degree in Human Services. After graduation Salli plans on working in Crisis Intervention.

Sammy Taylor - Criminal Justice - Corrections - Associate's

Sammy would like to thank his wife for support throughout this crazy time in his life. He is also planning on returning for his BS in Criminal Justice and hopes to become a probation officer in the future.

Sandra Basile-Steiner - Criminal Justice - Corrections - Associate's

Sandra would like to thank my father who encouraged me to get a better education and this is he proudest day of my life. I thank my husband, my best friend Sheree, and my wonderful teacher Judge Lee who I enjoyed very much.

Sarah Hoffman - Human Services - Associate's

Sheila DeMeules - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Stacey Taylor - Criminal Justice - Psychology - Associate's

Susan Hulm - Paralegal - Associate's

Susan would like to dedicate her Associate of Science Paralegal degree to her beloved friend and partner, James Lee Juutilainen (pronounced: joot il ay nen) who passed away on October 16, 2011. She is looking forward to launching a long and rewarding career as a paralegal and is currently studying to take the certification exam for paralegal in the spring of 2012.

Tabitha Lorbecke - Paralegal - Associate's

I would like to thank my family and friends with all their support. My next step is to take the CLA exam. Within the next couple of years I want to be working with a law firm that deals mostly with Family Law.

Tammy Day - Paralegal - Associate's

Tammy is graduating with an A.A.S. degree in the Paralegal field. Once completed, She will be studying for the paralegal exam and looking to obtain a position as a paralegal. She is still considering whether she wants to continue her studies in law to obtain a degree as a lawyer.

Teena Silvia - Paralegal - Associate's

Teena would like to thank her family and friends for their encouragement and support. Teena graduated with her Associate's Degree in Paralegal and plans to find a school to get her Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal.

Tiffany Dziadkowiec - Paralegal - Associate's

I would like to thank all my family and friends that went through the struggle of the longest road of my life with me. I also want to thank the collage and the instructors for the support they gave me. I am going to be continuing my education into my Bachelor's program and then into law school. This is the proudest day of my life, thanks again, it was a blast.

Vanessa Martinez - Criminal Justice - Investigation/Law Enforcement - Bachelor's

Wendi Stedman - Paralegal - Associate's

Wendi would like to thank her husband Larry, her children, parents, and friends for their encouragement and support while pursuing this goal. Wendi would also like to thank all her instructors at associated with Rasmussen, especially Professor Neiman, who put up with the endless questions and went out of his way to help her acheive this goal. Wendi graduated with an AAS Paralegal Degree. A rewarding career as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant is the future for Wendi.

Wilhelmina Paygar-Flangiah - Human Services - Associate's