Outstanding CHSS Scholars
Please join us in congratulating our outstanding CHSS Scholars for 2020! These students and their achievements represent the best of the best for their respective disciplines.
Adrienne Rice - 2020 Outstanding Scholar in Criminal JusticeAdrienne Rice graduated from Adairsville High School in May of 2015 and began her studies at Kennesaw State University in the fall of 2015 after qualifying for Hope Scholarship and Pell Grant. She worked a full time job throughout her high school and college years in order to supplement her income. Entering college clueless of her studies and unaware of the many obstacles she would face, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice in May of 2020. Adrienne maintained a 3.5 GPA throughout her 4 years at KSU, made Dean’s List four semesters along with the President’s List for two semesters. Adrienne plans to take a gap year post graduation and then will be applying to law school in the near future.
Aaron Frost - 2020 Outstanding Scholar in SociologyAaron came to KSU as a non-traditional student starting in the summer of 2018 after medically retiring as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force. He only studied here for a short time, but he worked to make the most of it. Alongside his full-time studies, Aaron held office positions with two student-groups on campus: Trends Global KSU and Students of Sociology. His student affiliations garnered him an internship with the Trends Global NGO, and he worked a volunteer internship at Ahimsa House over the summer. None of these activities stopped him from doing personal volunteering transporting animals for Paulding County Animal Control or feeding feral cat colonies in downtown Dallas. None of his extracurricular activities prevented Aaron from earning top marks from his classes, and his grades allowed him to explore two independent studies: Health Literacy in Older Adults and Current Death and Dying Resources. Aaron Presented his research at the Georgia Sociological Societies’ 2019 annual conference and tailored another project for presentation to local elementary students to teach them vaping prevention. Aaron graduated summa cum laude in December and is taking time off to study for the GRE before planning to start Graduate School next year (hopefully here at KSU’s Masters of Social Work program).
Caleb Lang - 2020 Outstanding Scholar for Master's in Criminal Justice
Caleb Lang will soon graduate with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with honors. Two years before completing this degree, Caleb Lang graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with honors. After finishing up his bachelor degree, Caleb Lang jumped right into the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program at Kennesaw State University the following Fall 2018 semester. Rather than pursing a graduate degree in Psychology, Caleb Lang focused on a field of study he minored in during his undergraduate years.
During his time as a graduate student, Caleb Lang participated in graduate research with Dr. Christopher Totten over the course of two semesters. Caleb Lang focused on researching issues related to DNA collection and the Fourth Amendment. This work led to a co-authored publication and a trip to Baltimore, Maryland to present their research at the annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference. After completing their research, Caleb Lang began working in the field of asset protection, where he continues to work up until his graduation. Caleb Lang will pursue a management position within the field of asset protection following his graduation from the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program at Kennesaw State University.