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April 2013 Student of the Month

Meet Brittany Puckett, student of the month. Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC Class: Senior Major: Criminology Minors: Forensic Science, Spanish Sample Courses:

  • Violence, Terrorism & Public Policy
  • Hispanic Cinema
  • Sociology of Education


  • Intern, Wake County District Attorney’s Office, Spring 2013
  • Research and Marketing Assistant, Enepay Corporation (Raleigh), Apr–Nov 2012
  • Volunteer Intake Specialist, Legal Aid North Carolina, Fall 2012
  • Volunteer Tutor, Wake County Juvenile Literacy Center, Spring 2012
  • Member, Delta Delta Delta sorority
  • Member, Pre-Law Student Association


  • Oaks Scholarship, Elon University School of Law, beginning Fall 2013

What are your future plans for further study or career? Following law school, I hope to go into Criminal Law as a prosecutor. Why did you select CHASS? This seemed to be one of the few schools that offered Criminology as a major.  The focus in the college is on learning about different people and cultures, and there is a tremendous variety of courses and ideas. What has been your biggest challenge at NCSU? It has been adapting to different teaching styles and expectations. Have any individuals made a difference for you here at NCSU? Yes! Dr. DeAnn Judge in Sociology has been there for me many times to offer advice or just listen when I am stressed.  Dr. Brett Clark, also in Sociology, wrote a law school recommendation for me.  He really helped me to see the potential I had within myself. What advice would you give incoming students? Take your time in college seriously – from the beginning.  It is easy to get off track with social activities, but remember why you are here and make sure school comes first.  Time management is extremely important; an overly active social life is not sustainable over the long run.