Announcements & News

October 2005

MUFSC Recieves 2005 Victims Assistance Awards

The Marshall University Forensic Science Center is proud to announce four of our staff members were recognized at the 2005 Law Enforcement and Victim Assistance Awards on October 7, 2005 in Charleston. The ceremony recognized exemplary service in the field of criminal justice, with awards handed out by Charlie T. Miller, United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia. The Forensic Science Center took home four awards for Victim’s Assistance, all of which were nominations by Nancy Hoffman the state coordinator for the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services.

Misty Marra received her award for her efforts coordinating Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner’s (SANE) Training and for her work with rape crisis centers across the state of West Virginia. Ronnie Jewell, was recognized for his creation of the Sexual Assault Kit Tracking Application (SAKiTA) which has also been recognized nationally. Wes Gibson received an award for his efforts updating and redesigning the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services’ worldwide website. Dr. Terry Fenger was recognized for the Marshall University Forensic Science Center ’s tireless efforts in the field of victim’s advocacy.

These four individuals have contributed substantial time and energy to foster cooperation among law enforcement and victim’s advocacy organizations and these efforts have made a significant impact on criminal justice services in West Virginia. All of us at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center are proud of our staff and their contributions to our state and its communities.