Keeping up with our alumni Spring 2014

<>Keeping up with our alumni


“I have been busy. I have a beautiful wife and three children–9, 2, and 1. My family has been my first love. I have also been working at a juvenile rehabilitation institution (Green Hill School) since 1998 when I graduated from Wazzu. I am now a Program Manager in an Intensive Management Unit, where I work with youth and staff to treat problematic behaviors using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. This time at Green Hill School has gifted me with the opportunity to learn about behavioral treatment, as well as childhood trauma, brain development, behavioral trends, gangs, racial disparity and its effects, and effective treatment modalities. I am now attending the University of Washington (boooooo) Masters of Social Work program. I am going to be working towards an MSW to eventually utilize my counseling skills to help people. I would like to reconnect with the Washington State University student base to educate students on Juvenile justice, racial disparity, and behavioral treatment.”


Alumni_Robert Franklin 2

“It has been some time since I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from WSU (May 1991). In June 1991, I attended the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center Police Academy as a Police Officer with the City of Yakima. After experiencing many aspects of police work in nearly twelve years with the City of Yakima Police Department, I became a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration in March 2003. After graduation from the DEA Academy in Quantico, VA, I was assigned to the Brownsville Resident Office in Brownsville, Texas (on the Texas-Mexico border). I have been fortunate to have worked on many significant drug cases involving everything from foreign drug cartel leaders to distribution networks. I am currently assigned to the DEA Houston Division Office.”


Alumni_Lenny Kanner

“After spending four great years at WSU in Pullman, I graduated in 1969 with a degree in Police Science. I have since retired in California. I had a great career in the military and defense industry. The ROTC program and police science degree at WSU was second to none and really prepared me for life. I lived on my boat for three years in the Santa Barbara harbor two years ago and really enjoyed it. I hope to revisit the Pullman campus someday and see all the things that I remember like they occurred yesterday. Time has gone so fast.”

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology and the Criminal Justice News like to keep up with our alumni! One way is by featuring news from our alumni in this newsletter to see what they have been up to since graduating from WSU. We would love to hear from you, as well! Please send information about your life and/or career experiences directly to Azra Rasic. Feel free to include a photo of yourself. We look forward to hearing from you!