Three Genesee Students Awarded Criminal Justice Scholarships by State Sheriff's Association

New York State Sheriff's Association awards scholarships to Genesee Community College students. Pictured (left to right): Farris Heimann, Undersheriff of Wyoming County; Cheryl Flickner (accepting for daughter Tara L. Flickner, scholarship winner); John M. York, Sheriff of Livingston County, Genesee Associate Professor Barry J. Garigen; Kristy L. Kuczynski, scholarship winner; Norman D. Paul, scholarship winner; Charles Flickner (accepting for daughter Tara L. Flickner); and Gary T. Maha, Sheriff of Genesee County.

Three students from Genesee Community College's Criminal Justice program were awarded $500 scholarships by the New York State Sheriff's Association at the college today. Scholarship winners, representing the Batavia, Lakeville and Dansville campuses, are:

• Norman D. Paul (Batavia Campus), of Silver Springs

• Tara L. Flickner (Lakeville Campus), of Piffard

• Kristy L. Kuczynski (Dansville Campus), of York

Each year the State Sheriff's Association offers $500 scholarships to each of the State's community colleges for deserving students enrolled in criminal justice, police science or similar programs. This year three Genesee Community College Criminal Justice students were nominated by Associate Professor Barry Garigen, and were selected to receive the scholarship awards.

Sheriff Gary T. Maha of Genesee County, Sheriff John M. York of Livingston County and Undersheriff Farris Heimann of Wyoming County presented the three recipients their scholarships, and a certificate from the New York State Sheriff's Association.

Genesee's Criminal Justice program prepares students for a diverse range of professional opportunities in both the public and private sectors, including law enforcement, corrections, prosecution and defense, and the courts. Genesee offers a Criminal Justice Career Degree Program for students seeking to enter the workforce immediately after graduation, and a Criminal Justice Transfer Degree Program for students who wish to complete a criminal justice or related degree at a four-year institution. Contact the college at 585-345-6800 for more information.