Briana Dawkins '18 recently received the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS)' prestigious Gerhard O. W. Mueller and Freda Adler Undergraduate Student Scholarship Award. She accepted the honor at the NEACJS annual meeting on June 8.
Before graduating in May, Briana also won Curry's annual Social Justice Award. She was an active member of numerous College organizations, including the Student Government Association, the Latino Student Union, the Multicultural Student Union, and the Bias Incident Response Team. During the 2018 Commencement Excercise, Briana also received the New Era Award. Each year, the New Era Award is presented to a graduating senior who - by virtue of his or her academic excellence, participation in curricular and co-curricular activities, leadership, accomplishments, and the potential for future achievement - is determined to have contributed most to the enrichment of the Class and the College at large.
In addition, Briana volunteered her time to work on a restorative justice project. Dr. Jennifer Balboni praised Briana's contributions, saying, "I can't overstate her compassion, diplomacy, and resolve."
Two other Curry graduates previously won this NEACJS award: Carrie A. Hormanski '12 and Natalie Petit '11.
Photo, left to right: Ana Dawkins, Briana Dawkins '18, Colin Dawkins, NEACJS president Michele Bratina, and Criminal Justice and Sociology Professor Jennifer Balboni, celebrate after the award ceremony.