Student and Alumni Highlights


Brad Dixon

Brad Dixon

Following graduation at UVU, I finished my Master's in Global Studies (focusing on issues of Terrorism) and a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Defense from Missouri State University and worked at the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management. Both were great opportunities, but I feel like my education at UVU is what gave me the boost I needed to get where I want in my career. I also graduated from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Academy, receiving credentials as a Special Agent on February 3, 2017.

 

Chris Mack

Chris Mack

Chris graduated from UVU in 2013, then went on to graduate from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in May of 2016. He then passed the Utah bar in July. He is currently working on Senator Orrin Hatch's Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. and will return to Utah in December to begin a judicial clerkship at the Utah Court of Appeals in January. During law school Chris wrote onto law review and had his note published in the Utah Law Review. He also received two "Best Brief" awards. He and his teammate won the law schools moot court competition and took second in the regional round of the National Moot Court competition.


Taylor Cabe

Taylor Cabe

I completed a research project entitled "Sexual Assault While Attending UVU" to help procure funding for an on-campus Victim Advocacy Center. I also presented at UVU to raise awareness about sexual assault. Additionally, I interned at Provo Police Victim Services where I later accepted an employment offer to work for them as a victim advocate.


Ross Williams

Ross Williams

Shortly after graduating from UVU I promoted from Correctional Officer to Agent with Adult Probation and Parole.  With the assistance of my degree I have since promoted from Agent to Supervisor with Adult Probation and Parole.  I am currently supervising the team creating Adult Probation and Parole’s Transition Unit.  This has not been done before in Utah and is an exciting change in focus towards reintegration and returning citizens to be productive members of society following a term of incarceration. 

Josie Ford

Josie Ford

I am a first generation college graduate. In high school I had my parents there pushing me along and making sure I was doing what I was supposed to be doing. Being a first generation college graduate means that I have to push and motivate myself because it is no longer the responsibility of my parents to keep me in school. Learning to be self-motivated has been one of the biggest lessons and achievements to me. Now I feel like I can completely rely on myself because I know I am capable of getting anything done that I want or need to.

Jeremy Elswood

Jeremy Elswood

I served 10 years as a police officer but decided I needed more education so I went back to school where I enrolled in UVU’s criminal justice program.  Just prior to graduation the Criminal Justice department announced a new Financial Crimes Course (CJ 3330) which focused on the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and tax evasion issues.  I took the class and learned of BSA/AML, and terrorist financing careers in the banking industry.  I applied for a BSA/AML job at Zions Bancorporation headquarters in Salt Lake City and was hired, in large part because I had taken this Financial Crimes course.  Since being hired I have been promoted to a supervisory position in the investigations unit.  The CJ-3330 course provided me with tools to a new career and had a direct impact on my success at Zions.  I highly recommend this course.

 
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Corwin Bowles

 I am a political science major/criminal justice minor here at UVU.    I finally decided I wanted to do something in the criminal justice field but there are so many options.  I took the new Criminal Justice Financial Crimes (CJ 3330) course in the fall semester of 2015, and quickly became fascinated by the subject. I worked hard, got an A, applied for and received a prestigious (PAID) internship at Zions Bancorporation in Salt Lake City, working with the BSA/AML unit.  If it hadn’t been for this class, I would not have qualified for this internship, and would never have known what BSA/AML opportunities are available in the financial industry.  Would I recommend this class to students? Absolutely without a doubt.  

 
Matthew Sorensen

Matthew Sorensen

 My experience in the Criminal Justice program has really given me the experience and confidence I need to succeed at BYU Law School. I was accepted at the University of Utah, and at Brigham Young University’s law programs. The U of U also offered a $47,000 scholarship as an incentive to attend their school.