ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Criminology Association got a first-hand look at the West Virginia prison system with a visit to Huttonsville Correctional Center (HCC). The student club members, mostly criminology majors, and their adviser Assistant Professor of Criminology Michael Curtis were led on the tour by the HCC warden and two security guards.
The students had the opportunity to see prison dormitories, various security units, dining hall, educational area, infirmary and visitation room.
“It really put into perspective how many people it takes to run a prison,” said Criminology Association President Samantha Wehri, a senior from Delphos, Ohio.
The club is planning a career fair in April and has invited representatives from HCC as well as other businesses and agencies associated with criminology.
The D&E Criminology Association is open to all students, regardless of major.
The Davis & Elkins College criminology program blends theoretical applied approaches. Learning both in and out of the classroom is encouraged through a variety of real world activities to allow students to apply their classroom studies to their current and future lives. Students may pursue a Bachelor of Arts in criminology or an Associate of Arts in criminal justice.
Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit the College website at www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1243.
Photo Caption: Participating in a tour of Huttonsville Correctional Center in Huttonsville, West Virginia, are from left, students Savannah Stanford and Makeia Jonese, Assistant Professor of Criminology Michael Curtis, and students Samantha Wehri, Seana Soika and Whitney Minor.