LSC-Kingwood: Criminal Justice Club
The Criminal Justice Club provides opportunities for exploration into Criminal Justice policies, practices, and careers; collaborative learning; unity and pride in campus involvement; and creates a support system for students.
Christopher Bowser, President
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Houston, TX
- Why did you join this organization? Like most students who attend a community college, my main focus was to simply get my AAS degree and move on to a four year campus. I had no thoughts of joining any club because none of them related to me. However, Dr. Chiotti mentioned that she would be interested in advising a Criminal Justice Club. I immediately sparked interest in the grand opportunity to be surrounded by my peers with like interest.
- What are your personal goals for the semester? This semester I simply want to continue on being a dedicated student who never accepts failure and always put my best foot forward.
- What are your goals for the organization? For the Criminal Justice Organization it is my vision to create a bond with all students who are interested in any field of criminal justice. As we continue to grow I believe that the organization will be the spark to produce future leaders and outstanding citizens for a much brighter tomorrow. My goal is to make the Criminal Justice Organization an absolute desire for all current and future students who shows interest in the Criminal Justice field.
- What are your career interests? Criminal Law and Politics
- What are your hobbies outside of school? Physical Training, Reading, Traveling, Acting, Musician, and Sky diving
Christopher Bowser was born to military and good moral parents. His parents instilled in him morals and life lessons that would eventually push him into becoming the leader he is today. Christopher has certainly had his share of hard times and failure, but instead of allowing those things to break him, he embraced them. By doing so, he built character and everywhere he goes he's able to inspire and encourage all to keep pushing forward by simply telling his life story and showing how far he's come. On the professional side, Christopher has a lot experience in the field of law enforcement. He's worked for private sectors, Federal Agencies and even local enforcement. It is Christopher's dream and mission to become a lawyer and impact all that he may encounter. In closing, Christopher Bowser lives by three simple words that he adopted from the United States Marine Corps, and those words are, (Honor, Courage, and Commitment).
"My fellow peers! I was just like you a few weeks ago when I started this semester. I had no interest in any organizations because I simply could not identify with them. However, long and behold a new organization was born! The Criminal Justice Organization is new and opened to all regardless of race, gender or religion. All are welcomed! In this organization you'll get the chance to meet and hear from speakers who are actually in the workforce. They'll be able to give you an incite on how to get where you want to be and how to be successful in general. Besides from that, we will certainly have many discussions of today's hot topics and also about topics very few choose to talk about. We will go there! It is imperative for you to know that in this organization everyone is equal and you will be treated as such. Here, your voice matters! My fellow officers and I look forward to seeing more of you'll at our future meetings. 'Never behind you nor in front of you, but always beside you'." -Christopher Bowser
Paul Callaghan, Vice President
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Lubbock, TX
- Why did you join this organization? I wanted to join this organization because I am very passionate about criminal justice and I plan to pursue a degree in this area. I will also help others find out what career is best for them.
- What are your personal goals for the semester? My personal goal this semester is to achieve outstanding grades to transfer to a four year institution in the spring.
- What are your career interests? I would like to become a U.S Marshal or a Texas Highway Patrol.
- What are your hobbies outside of school? My hobbies outside of school would be hanging with friends, traveling, and just being around family, and learning about cars.
Paul Callaghan is 20 years old and he is currently a student at Lone Star College-Kingwood. Paul has also been accepted to Sam Houston State University for Criminal Justice in the Spring. Paul is a very outgoing person he always has time to help others whenever they need help. He is a great person to be around he will always keep people entertained. He often likes to hang out with friends, go to car shows, and go on vacation.
"This is a fairly new organization. We are in the progress of making this club one of the best clubs at Lone Star College-Kingwood. We are an organization based on Criminal Justice and any interests related to this area. We have a lot of cool stuff planned with this organization. I am pretty sure I can speak for all of the Officers and members in this clan by saying everyone is welcome and we hope you will be our new member in our Criminal Justice Organization." -Paul Callaghan
Meghan Bridges, Secretary
Major: Paralegal Studies
Hometown: Cleveland, TX
- Why did you join this organization? I joined this club because I am fascinated by Criminal Justice and the different aspects of it. I also joined because I wanted to be more involved on campus.
- What are your personal goals for the semester? My goal is to strive for the best grades possible this semester to raise my GPA, and to also be involved as much as possible.
- What are your goals for the organization? I would like to spread the word of our club, as well as do my secretary duties for our club to keep us on track of what is discussed and documented.
- What are your career interests? I would like to pursue anything to do with Criminal Justice.
- What are your hobbies outside of school? My main hobby is going to church, I spend most of my time there. I love to read, draw, and make memories. I enjoy meeting new people and just having fun.
Meghan Bridges is currently majoring in Paralegal Studies, she has always had a fascination with anything related to criminal justice. She is an energetic, ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task she undertakes or any situation that presents itself or seems impossible. She is inspired by the quote "I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." She encourages others to strive to be their best even if the odds are against them!
"The Criminal Justice club is a great way to meet new people and to get involved in community activities. Our club is a way to help you figure out what you want to major in if you are interested in any sort of criminal justice field such as a police officer, DEA agent, FBI agent, etc. Our club will inform you of all of the steps and or education you will need to achieve what you want to be for your desired career path. Joining a club may seem scary at first, BUT it is a great way to get involved, meet new people, and to help out your community!" -Meghan Bridges
Micah Wortham, Sergeant of Arms
Hometown: Humble, TX
- Why did you join this organization? I wanted to help create a club of substance that people at Lone Star College-Kingwood can look at and be proud.
- What are your personal goals for the semester? My goal is to pass my classes with a 2.75 GPA and make another step closer to receiving my Associate Degree in Criminology.
- What are your goals for the organization? I would like to help provide a club that people can count on.
- What are your career interests? I plan to be a State Highway Patrol Officer.
- What are your hobbies outside of school? I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music, watching plays and movies, going to the gym, mountain biking, and traveling.
Mr. Wortham was born in Oklahoma City and raised in a military family. He has traveled and is grateful from many who have shared knowledge with him throughout his years as a young adult. Along with his wife, Mr. Wortham has raised five (5) young men. Mr. Wortham has chosen to pursue his life long dream of becoming an officer of the law with the State of Texas Highway Patrol.
"I say to those who want to join our club, you are very much welcomed to do so. Unlike any other club, we offer a lifetime of brotherhood/sisterhood. You will be treated with respect, and we will do all that we can to help you on or off campus. So please, feel free to see what's in store for you in the Criminal Justice Club at Lone Star College-Kingwood." -Micah Wortham