Criminal Justice and Criminology Major, CSIS Participant
My name is Kelsey Gore, and I am a Junior at Southeast Missouri State University. I have been working to complete my major in Criminal Justice and Criminology. As a current member of the Delta Epsilon chapter of Alpha Chi Omega, I serve on its Chapter Relations and Standards Board and on its Executive Board as the Vice President of Risk Management. I am a member of the Criminal Justice Honors Society, Alpha Phi Sigma, and I am active with several on-campus organizations including Autism Speaks and Club Red.
CSIS is a Senior Seminar attended by a select group of students who are nominated by faculty. This is a semester long research project which includes a trip to the Center of Strategic & International Studies in Washington, D.C. During the course of the semester, we were broken into groups and assigned one of the “7 Revolutions.” My group focused on the revolution of Conflict, however, my specific topic was transnational crime and terrorism. Leading up to and during our visit to the Center, we performed extensive individual and group research based on our specific revolution. While at the Center, we attended daily seminars given by influential individuals in the area of foreign policy studies. The Center’s program concluded with an emergency simulation where we put what we learned to the test. Upon our return to school, the individual groups reconvened and prepared presentations where we presented our research findings before the faculty and student body in Rose Theatre.
CSIS has helped me grow in different areas and has truly been one of the best experiences I have had in my years at Southeast!
Criminal Justice Major, CSIS Participant (pictured below in North Carolina shirt)
John Michael Unterreiner, 23, graduated in May of 2013 from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychological Services. Unterreiner is currently working as a graduate assistant for Southeast and is in his first semester of graduate school. Unterreiner grew up in Cape Girardeau, Missouri where he graduated from St. Vincent de Paul grade school in 2005 and Notre Dame Regional High School in 2009. In addition to being a graduate assistant, Unterreiner also works at Bent Creek Golf Course as a part-time pro shop attendant, writes freelance sports stories for the Southeast Missourian, and is the Athletic Director at St. Vincent de Paul. Unterreiner is engaged to be married to Monica Ann Henggeler of Sikeston, Missouri in July of 2014.
Unterreiner attended CSIS in the spring of 2012. While there, Unterreiner gained leadership skills, as well as knowledge in a wide variety of disciplines ranging from journalism to military tactics to foreign affairs. Unterreiner suggests that any student chosen to attend CSIS, seize the opportunity and not only take full advantage of the learning experience, but also enjoy the Washington, D.C. area and the opportunity to network with other peers in other areas of study.