Students, alumni to be honored during Law Day observance
Col. Stephen M. McCartney ’01 (M), Warwick’s chief of police, will be the featured speaker during Salve Regina’s 15th annual Law Day observance May 1. Presented by the Department of Administration of Justice, the ceremony will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments in the O’Hare Academic Center lobby, followed by the program at 6 p.m. in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.
In addition to McCartney’s remarks and honorary induction into the Alpha Phi Sigma national criminal justice honor society, the ceremony will include the presentation of the McGarry Memorial Scholarship, the Outstanding Intern Awards and undergraduate inductions into Alpha Phi Sigma.
Twenty-three undergraduate and graduate students will be inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, including Melanie Acevedo, Joanne Alboum, August Bigos, Derek Blood, Thomas Calouro, Christine Carrolton, Amanda Colafrancesco, Jacqueline Crockwell, Elizabeth DiFilippo, Brittany Doherty, Samantha Doolan, Robyn Genzano, Ana Lynne Gwozdz, Chelsea Hewett, DianaLee Hirt, Jeanne-Marie Hogan, Allison Langlois, Charles Mather, Marie Mendy, James Mercurio, Daniel O’Neil, Jamie Lynn Paone and Lindsay Rolfe.
Andrew Nutt will be presented with the Joseph J. McGarry ’97 Memorial Scholarship, and Outstanding Intern Awards will be presented to Bridget Collins, Samantha DeLuca and James Mercurio.
McCartney has been police chief in Warwick since 1999. He began his law enforcement career with the Providence Police Department in 1974. During more than 25 years in Providence, McCartney was responsible for well over 150 major investigations and oversaw the Providence component of the Operation Checkmate investigation against the Latin Kings street gang.
McCartney is also a retired colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. During a 30-year career in the Marine Corps that started in 1969, he served as an infantry platoon commander in Vietnam and participated in combat operations against Iraqi forces in Saudi Arabia/Kuwait in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.