On April 20, 2018 Iowa State University awarded the first annual CCJ/Mark Kubik Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship. This year’s award went to Rodney Harris a junior at ISU majoring in criminal justice. Rodney maintains a 3.5 GPA and is currently interning at the Ft. Des Moines Residential Correctional Facility in Des Moines. After graduation he hopes to begin a career in community corrections working with juveniles.
The scholarship is awarded in memory of Mark Kubik who worked at CCJ from 2003 to 2016. Much of that time Mark served as executive director. Mark was a strong leader and positively influenced CCJ. I was asked to speak at the presentation ceremony at ISU. I was able to share information about CCJ and the impact Mark made. CCJ is pleased to be able to help Rodney continue his education.