#ISoar: Jackie Campitelli

#ISoar with UNF as a member and founding officer of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society.


Your fellow Osprey, Jackie Campitelli, is a proud Criminal Justice major. As a Jacksonville native, Jackie always had her eye on UNF, but served in the Marine Corps providing physical security before attending the University.

Following her departure from the Marine Corps in 2014, she decided that Criminal Justice would be a good fit for a career. She visited several universities before ultimately deciding on UNF and said she was overwhelmed by the size of other campuses. “I found that UNF’s campus was easier to navigate,” Campitelli said, adding, “the smaller classrooms allow the professors to tailor their courses to better suit the learning desires of students.”

She is quickly learning that UNF and Criminal Justice have both been a great choice.

“The Criminal Justice program is filled with experienced professors that are providing me with the knowledge and skills needed to become a Federal Law Enforcement Officer.”

Even outside of her every day academics, she tries to stay active in organizations that increase her knowledge and experience within the criminal justice field. She is not only a member, but also a founding officer, of UNF’s chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Her dedication to the chapter gained her the president position in Fall 2015. She helped to put on the annual Alpha Phi Sigma Guest Speaker Series, which attracted over 150 students and faculty members. She also participated in a variety of events sponsored by the UNF Women’s Center to publicize issues that affect women worldwide.

Campitelli has a plan for her future and we are happy to be a part of it. “My goal is to make a contribution deterring and preventing Human Trafficking throughout the world.” She will graduate this upcoming April.

Go soar, Jackie!

Written by Dieh’l Martin.


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