June 17, 2014
Northampton Community College (NCC) criminal justice majors participated in the Sixth Annual Josh Miller Memorial 5K Run/Walk on June 15. Proceeds from the event go to the Joshua D. Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Monroe Campus of NCC.
Students Kristine Davis and Cassandra Wilhelm raced and "truly enjoyed taking part in this event," according to Davis. She looks forward to participating again next year.
Vertel Martin, professor of criminal justice and a retired New York City police lieutenant, also took part. "I am proud of Ms. Davis and Ms. Wilhelm because they represented our college on their own time and displayed a commitment to not let Trooper Miller's enduring heroism fade away."
The race serves as a tribute to State Trooper Joshua Miller, a Pennsylvania State Police Officer and U.S. Marine veteran, who was shot and killed in the line of duty while he and his partner were rescuing a child from a 2009 kidnapping attempt. The scholarship was created to support and encourage NCC students who choose criminal justice as a career path. Each year, five to ten scholarships, in the amount of $500 to $1000, have been awarded.
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