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SPAA Alumna Jamie Hendrix (MPA'14) Receives Rutgers Presidential Public Service Award

Lieutenant Jamie Hendrix (MPA’14)

Rutgers SPAA alumna and Rutgers University–Newark Police Department Lieutenant Jamie Hendrix (MPA’14) was presented with The Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award. The award, part of the university's series of year-end excellence awards, is funded by the Class of 1962 of Rutgers College and honors members of the faculty, student body, or staff in recognition of distinguished and non-compensated service to government bodies, professional or scholarly organizations, and/or the general public, such as voluntary community leadership or personal acts of heroism.

A member of the RU-N Police Department since 2011, Hendrix was recognized for her "distinguished service to the university and Newark community in both professional and academic roles, including her stellar work as the Commander of the Community Policing Unit for the RUPD Newark Division; her commitment to student success through her courses on the American juvenile justice system, adolescent personality, and behavioral development, and leadership in the criminal justice profession; and her tireless public service to various organizations throughout New Jersey."

(L to R) Lieutenant Jamie Hendrix (MPA’14); Rutgers President JH; Dr. Diane Hill, Rutgers SPAA

"From my youth, I have understood and embraced the mission of serving and assisting individuals, often those who are unseen or unheard," said Lt. Hendrix. "As I approach the latter stages of my career and life, I am more committed than ever to continuing this mission personally and professionally and creating opportunities for others to do the same. My master's degree in public administration helped me cultivate effective approaches to strategic public service initiatives and measures of their success."

Lt. Hendrix graduated from Rutgers SPAA in 2014 with her Master of Public Administration and completed her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Rutgers-Newark in 2007. In addition to being a lieutenant as part of Institutional Planning and Operations of the Rutgers University Police Department at Rutgers University–Newark, she is a coadjunct professor in the Honors Living-Learning Community.