College Notes: Feb. 23, 2009
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences to honor professor with career research award
University of South Carolina professor Dr. Geoffrey Alpert will receive the Bruce Smith Sr. Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences March 11 during the academy’s annual conference. The award recognizes involvement and contributions made to the field of criminal justice.
Alpert is nationally recognized as a leading authority on police violence, use of force, pursuit driving and training. He has written 15 books and more than 100 research articles during his 25-year career. Alpert joined the faculty at the university in 1988, having taught at universities in Colorado, Florida, Georgia and Washington.
Two offices earn recognition for young alumni campaign
The University of South Carolina’s offices of Annual Giving and Publications and the Pursuant Group have been recognized by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education for a campaign that highlights philanthropy by young alumni.
Presented in Atlanta, the Grand Award for Educational Fundraising and Direct Mail recognizes the Face of Y’all campaign, which is credited with increasing the university amount of donations and number of young alumni donors. Since 2008, the campaign has been highlighted in numerous publications, including Currents magazine, Successful Fundraising, Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration and Advancing Philanthropy.
Giving to Carolina from the graduates of the last decade is up 36 percent in dollars and 18 percent in donors compared with this time last year. The second year of this campaign starts this spring. The Pursuant Group is a Dallas, Texas-based Communications company.