WAYNE – The Wayne State College Criminal Justice Association is collaborating with Alpha Phi Sigma and Delta Upsilon (CJ Honor Societies) for a T-shirt fundraiser to assist a faculty member and her family.
Dr. Andria Cooper is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at WSC. Dr. Cooper was recently diagnosed with cancer and is going through treatment at this time. She is currently unable to work.
All proceeds from the “Cooper Strong” T-shirt sales will go directly to Cooper.
There will be two options for ordering t-shirts. For those on campus, shirts can be ordered at the Connell Main Office (Connell 101) during regular office hours. T-shirts ordered in-person through the main office will cost $10 per shirt. For those not on campus, you may use the Paypal option. T-shirts ordered through Paypal (credit or debit card) will be $15 per shirt, which includes shipping and handling.
Depending on availability, some shirts may not be immediately available and may still be in production from the manufacturer.
Prior to WSC, Dr. Cooper sat as a New Mexico state level district court judge after serving as an attorney, primarily in criminal law. She has served as a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney, and also has experience in the areas of civil rights, constitutional law, victim advocacy, and general areas of legal practice. She has trained law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals in the areas of arrest, search and seizure, report writing, warrant preparation, juvenile justice, fraud investigation and prevention, domestic violence investigation and victim advocacy. She also sat on a governor’s domestic violence fatality review board.
Cooper is the advisor of Delta Upsilon, a chapter of the national American Criminal Justice Association, which participates in regional and national competitions on criminal justice knowledge, agility, firearms, and crime scene competitions. She also creates mock crime scenes and mock trials for classes, which allows students to present cases at trial, testify as witnesses, listen to the case as jurors, or assume other criminal justice roles in the courtroom.
The group is using #CJTOUGH and #WEGOTTHIS on social media as a picture of the “Cooper Strong” t-shirt can be found below.