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Applied Sociology graduate student Deeanna Button has been awarded the Southern Criminal Justice Association's Outstanding Graduate Student Award during the group's annual meeting this month.

The award is given to one graduate student who is recognized for his or her research, leadership, and service activities. A panel of four faculty selected Button after reviewing her nomination materials, which were prepared by Dr. Brian Payne, Chair and Professor of the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department at Old Dominion University. "Rarely does one meet a student who excels at so many things so quickly. Deeanna is one of those students," said Payne.

Ms. Button also presented a paper at the conference. In all, nearly 200 individuals participated in the conference. In addition to receiving a plaque commemorating the award, Ms. Button received a $250.00 cash award.

This article was posted on: October 2, 2006

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