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NYS Sheriff's Association Institute

Batavia student awarded scholarship from NYS Sheriff's Association Institute

By Billie Owens

(Submitted photo. From left, unidentified, scholarship recipient Justine Reed, of Batavia, Genesee County Sheriff Gary Maha, GC Undersheriff William Sheron.)

Annually, the New York State Sheriff's Association Institute awards a $250 scholarship to deserving students enrolled in Criminal Justice, Police Science, or similar program in each of the state's community colleges and at SUNY Canton.

For the year 2015, three students enrolled in Criminal Justice at Genesee Community College received such a scholarship. Students from three GCC campus centers (Batavia, Lima and Dansville) were presented with the New York State Sheriff's Association Institute scholarship by Genesee County Sheriff Gary Maha and Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty.

The recipients were nominated by the college's Criminal Justice Faculty and they are:

Batavia Campus -- Justine M. Reed, of Batavia

Lima Campus -- Carrington E. Wells, of Caledonia

Dansville Campus --  Stuart A. Sousa, of Caledonia

Each students was presented with a $250 check to be used to further their Criminal Justice education, along with a scholarship certificate from the New York State Sheriff's Association Institute.

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