Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet employee receives Dean’s Award
Dr. Emily Craig will be honored as distinguished professional
Frankfort, KY: Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Emily Craig has been selected as the Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice and Safety Dean’s Award recipient for 2006. Dr. Craig is the third recipient to receive the Dean’s Award.
“As a result of Dr. Craig’s work and others like her, many young men and women have been inspired to seek careers in criminal justice, police studies and forensic science,” said Dr. Allen Ault, EKU Dean of College of Justice and Safety. “Dr. Craig’s determination to uncover the truth on behalf of countless murder victims resonates with many of our students who choose careers in public service in order to make positive contributions to their communities and seek justice for those who are unable to do so for themselves.”
“It is an honor to have someone of the caliber of Dr. Craig in the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. We are all extremely proud of her accomplishments and dedication to the pursuit of justice,” said Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence. “I commend Dr. Craig for the achievement of being named for this award. She has certainly earned it.”
Dr. Craig will receive the Dean’s Award on March 22 at the Night of Distinguished Professionals in the Perkins Conference Center on EKU’s campus. In addition to honoring Dr. Craig, the College will also recognize three members of the justice and safety community. United States Representative Hal Rogers will receive the Distinguished Professional Award. Mr. Michael Nalley, Regional Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons, will receive the Truett A. Ricks Award and Gary Shane Ray, a 1994 graduate of the College’s Fire & Safety Engineering Technology program, will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award.