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News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted: August 14th, 2012 1:35 PM
Children of two DOC employees receive national scholarship

The children of two Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) employees were recently named recipients of the 2012 Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) Susan M. Hunter Correctional Scholarship awards. The scholarship is awarded to children of correctional staff who have maintained academic excellence.

n an informal ceremony last week, DOC Deputy Director Mitch Morrow presented students Justin Harris and Kaitlyn Coakley with their awards on behalf of ASCA.

Harris, whose father is a release services manager at DOC's central office, received a $1,000 scholarship. Harris recently graduated from Salem Academy and has been accepted into the Oregon State University Honors College, where he plans to take pre-med classes.

Coakley, whose father is a health services technician at Columbia River Correctional Institution, received a $500 scholarship. This is the second year she has been awarded a Susan M. Hunter Scholarship. A 2011 graduate of North Salem High School, Coakley is entering her sophomore year at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington.

The Susan M. Hunter Correctional Scholarship is named in honor of Susan Hunter, the former chief of the prison division at the National Institute of Corrections, as a lasting tribute to her commitment to the field of corrections. This year there were more than 600 applicants with 42 scholarships awarded across the country.

DOC employs 4,300 staff members at 14 institutions and several centralized support facilities throughout the state. It houses more than 14,000 offenders who have been convicted of felony crimes and sentenced to more than 12 months of incarceration. 



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