Internship Leads to Award for GSU Senior


Kishauna Hampton. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

University Park, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Kishauna Hampton understands the importance of doing a job well. She applied this skill successfully during her internship at the Cook County Juvenile Probation Department.

As a graduate of both Thornton High School in Harvey and South Suburban Community College in South Holland, and a senior completing her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at Governors State University, Hampton understands the value of discipline and hard work. She has had to apply those skills serving in the U.S. Army for six years, including 18 months in Iraq, and during her current internship working with children in the probation department.

Hampton’s effective work in the internship (which is required in the Criminal Justice Program at GSU) and her military experience recently earned her the Mitchell-Moore Award for Community Service. The African American Heritage Committee of the Cook County Juvenile Court presented this award to Hampton for “courage and dedication to our country, for service in Iraq, and for being a great intern.”

“My success is due to my parents, to Mr. Argentry Mitchell, my supervisory parole officer at the Cook County Juvenile Probation Department, and to Dr. James Coldren at Governors State University. They worked with me and offered me great advice,” said Hampton, currently of Chicago.

Hampton plans to pursue a career as a juvenile probation officer after graduation in June. “I find this field very exciting,” said Hampton. “Children have a better chance of being helped if stopped earlier with treatment and services.”

According to Dr. Coldren, Chair of the Criminal Justice Program at Governors State University, “Kishauna’s mature understanding of the possibilities for effective work in the justice system and how this applies to juveniles make her very effective in her internship. We are very proud of her success.”