By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Ronald Hunter was recognized with a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

The award was presented to Hunter at the 2015 Alumni and Friends of Criminology Hall of Fame Celebratory Brunch, held recently at Hotel Duval in Tallahassee, Fla. 

Hunter was one of six alumni to receive this prestigious award which is recognizes and honors the numerous professional and personal achievements of FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice graduates. Recipients demonstrate outstanding professional accomplishments, service to the College, FSU, community and/or professional organizations, as well as embody the strength, skill, and character of Florida State University. 

“Our College is pleased and proud to have such successful alumni that are impacting the world around them after their time here at the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice,” said Eden Thorne, director of development. “They are great examples of how we bring research to life everyday."

Hunter is a professor of criminal justice/criminology at Georgia Gwinnett College, School of Liberal Arts. As a scholar, Hunter has presented numerous papers at regional, national, and international criminology/criminal justice meetings, and has published many articles and book chapters dealing with crime prevention, policing, research methods, and criminological theory.

Hunter’s work has been acknowledged with several awards and honors from the following organizations: the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Southern Criminal Justice Association, Western Carolina University, Jacksonville State University, Florida State University, and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

The FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice leads the nation in research and education. The College’s top priority is to ensure its graduates possess critical, independent thinking skills. Their policy-defining research, collaborative study, and leadership engagement opportunities are just a few of the ingredients that help mold these skills.