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Chaminade Experience
Sunday, November 3, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Clarence T. C. Ching Conference Center, Eiben Hall


Chaminade Experience

Interested in sampling a class setting at Chaminade? Join us on Sunday, November 3rd at 11:00AM for our Chaminade Experience. Our featured programs will be Criminology and Criminal Justice with Professor Ron Becker, Biology and Biochemistry with Dr. Helen Turner, a Forensic Sciences presentation by Professor Wilson Sullivan and a Pre-Health Information Session from our Health Professions Advising & Undergraduate Research Team.

If you are considering applying to Chaminade University, please join us.
Register Online

The program is open to prospective students of all majors and will feature general information on becoming a student at Chaminade University. On this day you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the application process and admissions requirements.
  • Meet and talk with current Chaminade University students.
  • Take a tour of the campus and eat lunch at the Silversword Cafe.
  • Learn about majoring in Criminology/Criminal Justice or Biology/Biochemistry.

Meet at the Clarence T. C. Ching Conference Center in Eiben Hall: Campus Map

Ron Becker Professor Ron Becker, Program Director of the Criminal Justice and Criminology program, brings years of experience in corrections, criminal investigation, and legal practice. He served as an educational director for the N. C. Department of Correction from 1972 -1986 and was a criminal investigator for the Mineral County Sheriff's department from 1976 - 1980. He practiced law from 1982-1991 at the firm of Gish, Radtke and Becker, and before coming to Chaminade was Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Southwest Texas State University from 1991-2002. He has authored several textbooks and numerous articles on various topics of crime scene investigation. Professor Becker's area of specialization is underwater forensic investigation.

Dr. Helen Turner Dr. Helen Turner, Dean of Natural Sciences & Mathematics and professor of biology, is an internationally regarded researcher in molecular immunology. Dr. Turner trained at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories, and received her Ph.D. from the University of London in 1998. She collaborates with an extensive network of scientists nation-wide, and has trained numerous graduate students for careers as biomedical investigators, science administrators and academics.

Dr. Wilson Sullivan Professor Wilson Sullivan began teaching Criminal Justice courses here at Chaminade in 1996 and has taught Forensic Sciences since the Chaminade program first started. Professor Sullivan is a nationally-recognized expert in crime scene analysis. His career started as a police officer, rising to detective and eventually as the first Scientific Investigation Section Captain for HPD. He served as a Major in the Research and Development section prior to leaving active law enforcement in 1994. He has worked extensively for the Honolulu Police department and other law enforcement agencies as a consultant analyst and expert witness. He is able to facilitate the opportunities for Chaminade Forensic Sciences students to contribute to analysis of real crimes, leading to testimony, which is a great strength of the Chaminade Forensic Sciences program. His expertise covers forensic photography, crime scene processing, fingerprinting, the chain of evidence and court procedures, and crime scene reconstruction. Professor Sullivan was instrumental in the design and implementation of Chaminade's new forensic Crime Scene Simulation Facility, which opened in 2010.


11:00 a.m.

Check In at the Clarence T. C. Ching Conference Center, Eiben Hall

11:15 a.m.

Session I

Criminology & Criminal Justice Presentation by Professor Ron Becker

Biology/Biochemistry Presentation by Dr. Helen Turner

12:00 p.m.

Brunch in the Silversword Cafe

1:00 p.m.

Session II

Forensic Sciences Presentation by Wilson Sullivan

Pre-Health Information Session from our Health Professions Advising & Undergraduate Research Team

1:45 p.m.

Admissions Overview

2:00 p.m.

Optional Campus Tour

Questions about the event?
Call the admissions office at (808) 739-8340
or toll-free 1-800-735-3733.


Register Online


Call 808-739-8340


Parents: Parents are welcome, an option to consider is that parents may wish to come for the tour only. Please let us know if your parents are coming.

Space is limited! Priority will be given to first time participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to reserve your space.