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The University of Mississippi

Students of the Month: John Rodes Martin and Drue Alldredge

Posted on October 21st, 2015 by staff


John Rodes Martin, Graduate Student of the Month

John Rodes Martin is a second year graduate student in the Legal Studies Department‘s Master of Criminal Justice program. Martin graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in May of 2014. His service to the Oxford community includes stints as a reserve officer for the Oxford Police Department and volunteering with the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of America. He is also an intern with the U.S. Probation and Pre-trial Service of the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Mississippi.

Of Martin, Dr. Linda Keena, associate professor of Legal Studies, said, “John’s internships with the United States Probation Service and the United States Marshal’s Service made him a perfect candidate for the Student of the Month. He is involved with a number of on-going research projects and has been key in the efforts to form a chapter of the Sword and Shield Homeland Security Honor Society at the University of Mississippi.”


Drue Alldredge, Undergraduate Student of the Month

Drue Alldredge is currently a senior in Criminal Justice’s undergraduate program. Alldredge is currently on active duty in the Marine Corps and serves as a member for the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at UM. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in May, Alldredge is expecting to become a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps and hopes to become a naval aviator.

Dr. David McElreath, professor of Legal Studies, said, “Drue is an outstanding student with an impressive background. He volunteers with the local humane society and mentors young ROTC Midshipmen on campus. His service in the Marines reflects his leadership skills both in and outside of the classroom.”