STUDENT PANEL: UW-Stout's Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation Program
The student panel session will involve current criminal justice and rehabilitation students regarding their experiences in the program. Questions for the panel will be formed by other students, faculty members, criminal justice professionals, and community members.
Katie Killian is a junior in the Criminal Justice & Rehabilitation major. On campus, Killian acts as the Parliamentarian of the National Service Sorority, Gamma Sigma Sigma. Killian is also the President of the Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) and enjoys cooking, playing music in the UW-Stout Symphonic Band, making people laugh, and doing community service. Kiallian is currently interning with the UW-Stout Police Department. After graduation, Killians plans to become a Law Enforcement Officer and eventually work in the federal area.
Taylor Werlinger is currently a Senior in the Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation Program here at UW-Stout. After graduation in spring, Werlinger plans to attend law school in hopes of furthering a legal career. Werlinger's has loved this program since joining and has been provided many opportunities for professional development.
Kaylen Nance is a sophomore in the Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation program with minors in Communication Studies and Psychology. Nance has always been very interested in working with people and considered counseling as a career. Nance's chosen focus for both the major and minors is Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse counseling. Nance hopes to pursue an internship with a mental heath counseling facility and graduate from Stout with a certification in AODA. After graduation, Nance hopes to work with those with substance abuse disorders and help them rehabilitate back into their communities.
Hayley Rich is a Junior in the Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation program with a minor in Spanish. Rich currently holds leadership positions at UW-Stout include Vice President of Marketing for the Alpha Phi-Gamma Sigma chapter and Treasurer of the Criminal Justice Student Association. Rich participates in UW-Stout clubs such as Dance Ensemble and Women’s Rugby. Nance is also a member of UW-Stout Honor’s College a and completed the honor's contract requirement during a study abroad experience this past summer in Oaxaca, Mexico. Rich plans to complete a first practicum this spring.
Tiffany Johnson is currently a Junior and acts as a Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation program ambassador. This summer Tiffany did her internship at the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole in her home town and did multiple ride alongs with law enforcement. Tiffany is a resident advisor and the Stout Escape Room student manager. In her free time, Tiffany participants in Dance Ensemble and goes to Psychology club events as psychology is her minor. She’s also the treasurer for Psi Chi, the psychology honors society. After graduation, Tiffany wants to work with children who are growing up in households where their parent/ guardian was in the system at some point and hope to guide the children on a different path.
Stephanie Johnson is currently a Senior within the Criminal Justice Rehabilitation program having transferred from Gogebic Community College after getting Associates Degree in Criminal Justice-Corrections. Johnson has an internship planned for Dunn County Jail this summer and Dunn County Probation/Parole next Fall. Johnson has an interest in helping offenders reintegrate back into society successfully and plans to move to Wausau, WI or the Twin Cities area after graduation to work in a prison or jail setting and eventually work in the probation and parole field.