DePaul University Newsline > Sections > DeBuzz > Criminology faculty, student receive national honors
By Scott Butterworth /
June 21, 2021 /
Posted in: DEBUZZ /
Claudia Mulica, a junior in criminology, and Director of Criminology Xavier Perez received national awards this spring from Alpha Phi Sigma, the Criminal Justice Honor Society, in recognition of their work to establish a chapter at DePaul.
Mulica, a junior in criminology, won the society's Student Member Achievement Award, and Perez was named Advisor of the Year. Both were instrumental in conceptualizing the Pi Epsilon Gamma chapter's organizational structure and procedures, recruiting students and drafting the bylaws.
In recommending him for the advisor award, students credit Perez with "extraordinary commitment to the Criminology Program, and more specifically the Honor Society, by mentoring students and working with them to develop events and activities that encourage, challenge, and engage students as they explore criminal justice-related topics."
Mulica, meanwhile, was praised for her energy in taking on additional tasks and responsibilities. As the new chapter's president, "Claudia also provides exceptional support and guidance to new members, discerns their individual needs and provides key information, recommendations, or direction," Perez says.