March 12, 2013
Five students have been selected to receive the Trooper Joshua D. Miller #8819 PSP Scholarship established at Northampton Community College by the Tri-State Troopers Fund to honor the memory of Pennsylvania State Trooper Joshua Miller. The scholarship was created in 2009 to support and encourage Northampton Community College students who choose criminal justice as a career path.
2013 recipients are Rakiya Aulder, Kelsey Beehler, Constantine Giannakis, Hacer Kitirci and Angelica White.
Miller, a Pennsylvania State Police Officer and U.S. Marine veteran, was shot and killed in the line of duty while he and his partner were rescuing a child from a 2009 kidnapping attempt in Monroe County. Miller, a highly decorated trooper, was widely recognized for his commitment to the community and his dedication to police work. He was award the Medal of Valor posthumously on Feb. 13, 2013.
The Tri-State Troopers Fund is a not-for-profit organization which supports the community of law enforcement professionals and their families in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
The Northampton Community College Criminal Justice program provides valuable training and opportunities for students seeking entry-level employment in public service or with a private agency, those already employed in the system who desire further education in order to qualify for professional advancement, and those who intend to pursue baccalaureate studies in criminal justice, criminology or related disciplines at four-year institutions. See NCC's criminal justice page for more information.
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