Criminal Justice Club


The purpose of the Iona College Criminal Justice Club is to provide useful information regarding the various component parts of the growing Criminal Justice field: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. The Criminal Justice Club will like to broaden the students understanding and familiarity by sponsoring field trips to criminal justice facilities such as: prisons, courts, and law enforcement programs. The Criminal Justice Club will also sponsor several guest speakers this year and will be organizing a career fair for the spring.

Moderator: Cathryn Lavery

Executive Officers

  • President: Mark Wallace
  • Vice President: Rebecca Lawrence
  • Secretary: Ryan Scott
  • Treasurer: Christina Labbe
  • Co-Secretary: Derek Krautkremer
  • Co-Vice President: Angelique Blake
  • Direct of Fundraising: Elissa Nesmith
  • Director of Marketing: Shannon Hagan

We are looking forward to welcoming new members and excited to get the new academic year rolling!

Club Highlights

Events planned this semester

  • Basketball Tournament...with possible special guest.
  • Trips to correction facilities such as Valhalla Jail and to either Sing Sing or Green Haven jails.
  • Criminal Justice career day - Panel of people who work in the different sections of the Criminal Justice System from corrections to prosecuting attorneys.
  • Guest Speakers such as Detective Val Larrier from WWPD and representative from Kurby Hospital.

Community Service events planed for this semester

  • Run a drive for inner city kids who may need school supplies and clothes.
  • Volunteer at My Sisters Place.
  • Collect blankets and other items to donate to the ASPCA.
  • Work with Bro. Devlin at the Abraham House.
  • Volunteer during Iona’s Make a Difference Week.
  • Clothing/Book/Food/Toy Drives.

Events held in the past

  • Trip to the Arnold Markle Symposium held on April 9, 2007 at Foxwoods Resort.
  • Guest speakers such as Mr. Napoleon Johnson, Vice President of the Kintock Group.
  • We hosted a movie night with free food and refreshments.
  • We had a guest speaker come in every month, one of them being Commander Vernon J. Geberth.
  • For Christmas we also hosted a Christmas get together for the Whole Criminal justice Department as well as other invited guests.
  • Hosted an End-of-the-Year Party open to all Iona Students, in which we were joined by faculty, staff and students.


  • During the Home Coming Football game we held a mini garage sale and used the money to help fund our Christmas party for the department.
  • Raffled Easter Baskets.

Community Service held in the past

  • We delivered what we did not sell at Home Coming to Br. Devlin’s Abraham House.
  • We also worked at the New Rochelle animal shelter on Make a Difference Day and a few of us have gone back to help out through the semester.
  • Made and donated a Thanksgiving basket to a needy family, consisting of a turkey and other food.