The 2016 Student Organization Community Service Award was presented to the Criminal Justice Society of Lamar state College-Orange on Thursday, April 21. The organization completed 536 volunteer hours which included events with the Lions Club Carnival, Special Angel Rodeo and Art in the Park. Student members of the CJS can be seen around campus and the local community giving of their time and talent to promote the campus as well as the mission of LSC-O in serving the community. Shana Sellers, Program Director for Criminal Justice, serves as sponsor of CJS.

The group attended a dinner sponsored by the Student Activities Office and were presented with a plaque honoring their achievement. The plaque, which will be located in the Student Center, will bear the name of the Criminal Justice Society as first recipient. Student organizations have the opportunity during the Fall and Spring semesters to earn community service hours. The organization completing the most hours will be presented with the award each year at the end of the spring semester.