Potomac State Students Participate in WVCJEA’s Annual Competition

 Potomac State Students Participate in WVCJEA’s Annual Competition

Students and faculty from Potomac State College of WVU’S Criminal Justice (CJ) program are pictured at this year’s West Virginia Criminal Justice Educators’ Association Conference held in Parkersburg, W.Va. This was the first time the College fielded a team to compete in the competitions. Potomac State finished second in the Quiz Bowl. Pictured from left are:  CJ Professor Nicklaus H. Goff, Esq.; Alicia Loy; Sabrina VanMeter; Matthew Shillingburg; CJ Professor Heidi Samuels; and Brooke Hott.  

Students and faculty from Potomac State College of West Virginia University’s Criminal Justice program attended this year’s West Virginia Criminal Justice Educators’ Association (WVCJEA) Conference held this past fall in Parkersburg, W.Va.

The WVCJEA holds an annual competition where colleges and universities from across the state bring their students together to engage in competition.  The competition consists of a Crime Scene Competition, a Paper Writing Competition and a Quiz Bowl.  Colleges and universities that competed included PSC of WVU, Fairmont State University, Marshall University, West Virginia State University and Salem International University, among others.

Potomac State College finished second in the Quiz Bowl Competition.

According to Nicklaus Goff, Potomac State Criminal Justice Instructor, “I think our results were pretty good considering that this is the first time in the 19 years of the WVCJEA that PSC has ever fielded a team.  Professor Heidi Samuels and I are very proud of these students.  They represented PSC with class and dignity, while having fun and being exposed to a professional academic environment made up of fellow students, professors and criminal justice professionals.”