James Lanier named Criminology Student of the Year

In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, James Lanier ‘14 has earned the 2014 Susan Guarino-Ghezzi Award as the student of the year in the Criminology Department.

James Lanier '14A Criminology major and Business minor from Westampton Township, NJ, Lanier has demonstrated a commitment to scholarship that exemplifies the habits of mind that Stonehill seeks to help students cultivate.

“He is a delight to have in class, not only for his smile and charisma, but because one can always count on him to be prepared and help spur discussion,” said Assistant Professor Ann Marie Rocheleau, Ph.D.

As a student, Lanier has taken full advantage of the many opportunities that have been made available to him at Stonehill and has sought out opportunities of his own.

“His intellect and strong work ethic were important factors in his success as an intern with the United States Marshals Service, and those qualities have resulted in James being offered a position as a police officer with the Providence Police Department,” said Professor Rocheleau.

“It’s unheard of for a Criminology student to start a law enforcement career prior to graduation.”

Selected Activities & Achievements

  • Edwin Sutherland Criminology Honor Society
  • Dean’s List (3 Semesters)
  • Capital One Academic All-District I first team honors
  • NE-10 Academic All-Conference Honors
  • NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
  • National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Nominee