Redefining the Classroom

Criminal justice team leans into Relay for Life

Posted: April 3rd, 2014

RELAY FORMATION – Lake Superior State University criminal justice/law enforcement seniors Eric Dougherty (l) and Colton Drew lead up their MCOLES cadet team during the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life held in LSSU's student activity center on March 29. LSSU's Student Athletic Training Association (SATA) coordinated the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, and is starting a chapter of Colleges Against Cancer at LSSU. SATA ended up raising more than $15,000 on a $10,000 goal. The LSSU MCOLES team, which raised at least $3,500, joined 315 walkers on 24 other teams for the 12-hour event. LSSU's Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) seven-week academy is held every May at LSSU, and teaches students skills in firearms, driving, and defense tactics. MCOLES certification is required by Michigan for CJ graduates applying to be police officers. Dougherty, from Lapeer, Mich., will be graduating with a minor in fire science and an associate's degree in homeland security. Drew, from Bellaire, Mich., will be graduating with an associate's degree in natural resources technology. (LSSU/Drew Putvin)

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