Mandi Muse - 2021 Awardee

Departmental Academic Advisor, Criminology and Criminal Justice​​​​​​​

Mandi’s professional and personal passions meet in the middle.  Through hard work and creativity, Mandi was instrumental in turning a defunct Crime Stoppers Board into a vibrant program that gained national attention.  Serving three years as Administrative Chair, Mandi volunteered numerous hours to working with the board’s members, program coordinator, donors, promotion and fundraising. 

Mandi is also an alumna of both the Springfield Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni and the Christian County Sheriff Police Citizens’ Academy Alumni. To be part of these groups, one must have completed their respective Citizen Police Academies – typically a 9 to 12-week commitment. Graduates then may join the alumni groups to help support police officers and law enforcement in their communities. In this capacity she gathers Christmas baskets for officers, attends tri-monthly lectures about police and community topics adopted a street and volunteers as an active participant in the Springfield Police Academy practical’s – where she acts out various real-word scenarios recruits may encounter in the field. For the Christian County, she supports appreciation activities and acts as an ambassador for the Sheriff’s office.

For her service to Springfield and area communities, we recognize Mandi Muse as one of this year’s recipients.