Mar 25th, 2014Press Release from Cedar Crest College

College’s undergraduate forensic program is one of longest running, continuously accredited programs in the country.

Cedar Crest College-4-IMG_8079ALLENTOWN, PA  – Television shows like “CSI” and “Bones” are entertaining to watch, but what is a career in forensic science really like for the professionals that work in it daily?

Anyone interested in learning about the field can attend the12th Annual Forensic Symposium on Saturday, March 29 at Cedar Crest College from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Six forensic experts will be featured throughout the day speaking on a range of topics including toxicology, trace evidence, and crime scene reconstruction. They include John Lentini, the country’s premier scientific fire investigator, Edward Rankin Gainsborg, who has appeared on the television show “Forensic Files,” and Elizabeth Spratt who is the foremost forensic expert on the Taconic State Parkway car crash in 2009 in New York State. (*A program agenda follows on the second page.)

Members of the public are invited to attend the symposium for a fee. College and high school students who think they might be interested in studying forensic science are encouraged to attend, as are professionals from police department crime labs, and other similar fields. Coroners can receive 6 CEUs for attending the event. To register please contact Janine Kishbaugh at 610-606-4666, ext. 3643 or ude.tsercradecnull@hsikmj, or contact Morgan Mills at 910-783-6964 or ude.tsercradecnull@sllimem.

The Forensic Symposium is a student-run event organized by the Forensic Science Student Organization who also picks its theme, which this year is “The Falcon Files.”

Cedar Crest’s forensic undergraduate program was started in 2002 and the graduate program in 2007. Both programs are accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission. The undergraduate program is one of the longest running continuously accredited programs in the country, and was just reaccredited for the third time. Cedar Crest is the smallest among the 33 colleges accredited by FEPAC, and has nearly 100 percent student career placement at the graduate level.

Headed by Lawrence Quarino, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of the Forensic Science Program, the programs currently have about 25 undergraduates and 20 graduate students enrolled. Classes are taught by professionally certified faculty members. To learn more about the program, visit:

Located in Allentown, Pa., Cedar Crest College was selected as a “Top Regional College” and “Best Value” in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings for 2012, 2013 and 2014. The liberal arts college is committed to the education of women leaders in an increasingly global society. Founded in 1867, Cedar Crest currently enrolls approximately 1,400 students—full-time, part-time and graduate—in more than 30 fields of study. Cedar Crest also provides opportunities for non-traditional and graduate students through its co-educational School of Adult and Graduate Education (SAGE). For more information, visit


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