The Department of Sociology



FALL 2012

Criminology Major Awarded 2012 Women's Forum Education Fund Scholarship


Shante Morales, an upper senior criminology major was one of twelve recipients of the 2012 Women's Forum Education Fund Scholarship. The Women's Forum Scholarship is given to women who are 35 or older, who have made extraordinary effort in overcoming adversity, have financial need, have a commitment to community and are in the process of obtaining their Bachelors degree.

Shante is the oldest of 4 siblings, and the only one to not only graduate from high school but attend college. She was raised by grandparents, which might have motivated her to become a foster/adoptive parent. A very early marriage produced a son and two adopted daughters. Shante’s pursuit of a degree in Criminology has taken a long, tortured path, and she has had to take time out to deal with medical issues/needs of her children. However, she’s determined to achieve her goals, which include graduating with honors and pursuing graduate work to prepare her to work with the children of offenders, their caregivers and the offender upon his/her release. She has seen firsthand the fallout affecting the larger family of the incarcerated.

“The past few years have been difficult but I wouldn’t change it because it not only made me stronger it created a greater sense of purpose and made me more determined to achieve my goals.”


Criminology Student receives paid internship in the CUNY Women's Public Service Internship Program.


Criminology Major, Jamila Khan, has received a paid internship from the CUNY Women’s Public Service Internship Program. The CUNY Women’s Public Service Internship Program provides highly qualified individuals the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by working in the offices of selected legislators working to benefit women and promote women’s issues in New York.  

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