Every semester, the Department of Criminal Justice presents the Pamela L. Markowitz Award to a senior criminal justice major enrolled in CJ 490 Senior Seminar. The award is given in honor of Pamela Markowitz, a Monmouth University Criminal Justice student who died tragically in a car accident in the summer of 2004. She was awarded her degree posthumously in May 2005.
Pamela's parents, John and Gail Markowitz, initiated the award in their daughter's name to honor the positive energy, enthusiasm for learning and exceptional work ethic that Pamela displayed in the classroom. All of the Criminal Justice professors who had the privilege of knowing Pamela remember her vibrant spirit, and honoring her memory each semester is one of the highlights of our senior seminar research colloquium.
This semester's award recipient is Taylor Mitchell. Taylor was selected because of the positive energy and exceptional work ethic she displayed throughout the semester. Taylor not only produced an excellent piece of original research examining college students' perceptions of sexual assault, she also maintained enthusiasm for her project and a commitment to shedding light on this important topic. #monmouthuniversity #criminaljustice