After a year of networking and outreach to complement their classroom learning, the Auburn campus Criminal Justice Club of Cayuga Community College received a thank-you visit from the leadership of the Child Advocacy Center of Cayuga County. The club's series of pizza, hot dog and bake sales raised $900 during 2009-10 to support programs at the newly renovated facility.
Located at 26 Seminary Street in Auburn, the Child Advocacy Center provides a child-friendly setting for investigative interviews, medical examinations and follow-up therapy when child sexual abuse is suspected. Club members plan to continue their fundraising support for the Center during the coming academic year.
Pictured at Cayuga's Auburn campus are (from left) Teri Misiaszek, Criminal Justice instructor and club advisor; student Thereze Whitfield; Rhonda Stanford-Zahn, director of the Child Advocacy Center; Norman Ashbarry, law enforcement coordinator for the Center; club treasurer Jamie Groom; club president Amie Jablonski presenting the donation check; club vice president William Wahl; and Rosa Grube, education coordinator with Sexual Assault Victims Advocate Resource (SAVAR) of Cayuga County.
At both its Auburn and Fulton campuses, Cayuga Community College awards associate degrees in Criminal Justice: Police and Criminal Justice: Corrections.