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Xavier Burch Gains Admission to USF PhD in Criminology Program


Xavier Burch ('16), a criminal justice major, was admitted to the highly-competitive PhD program in criminology at the University of South Florida. Xavier will receive a stipend of $18,000 and tuition for three years. A fourth year of funding is typically provided for students who have met all milestones through the department of criminology at USF, according to his letter of acceptance. "Xavier is the product of hard work and a B-CU family committed to nurturing, motivating and providing him the necessary resources to pursue his dreams with the confidence and vigor necessary to achieve them," said Dr. Randy Nelson, program director, criminal justice administration graduate program. "He represents himself and B-CU well."

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