Dr. Andy Bain Receives Recognition for Community Efforts

October 25, 2017

Andy Bain Earns Recognition

CANTON, Ohio – Tuesday evening, the Stark County Prosecutors Office held the 41st Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner and Awards, where they recognized a group of individuals from across the county for their work serving the community to reduce violence to support the victims of crime.

Dr. Andy Bain, director of criminal justice studies at the University of Mount Union, was among this group, receiving an award for his work with the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence. 

Since joining Mount Union in 2013, Bain has been an active member of various local community organizations. He currently serves as the co-chair for the Systems Group, which is part of the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence. Bain encourages students and fellow faculty to help in the work to support safe communities. 

 “Violence in any form has a terrifying effect on the local community, and working as part of a team to support safer communities is something we can all take part in, and will all benefit from,” Bain said. 

Bain believes students in the criminal justice program at Mount Union have much to offer to the local community involving violence prevention.

“Over the next year I would like to see the program play a greater part in supporting the work to support safer communities here in Alliance as well as across Stark County,” said Bain. 

Mount Union’s criminal justice program has already accomplished much this year, receiving high rankings from both College Factual and Zippia. College Factual ranked the program first in Ohio, sixth in the Great Lakes Region and eighth in the nation for best value, while Zippia ranked the program sixth in Ohio.

For more information about majoring in criminal justice at Mount Union, visit mountunion.edu/criminal-justice.

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