Lee Center Dedication
Lee, president of WBEB 101 FM Radio, established the Jerry Lee Center
for Criminology at Penn with a $5 million gift from the Jerry Lee
Center will be dedicated on October 15, with awards being presented
to the Hon. Janet Reno and the Hon. John Timoney. President
Judith Rodin and Dr. Lawrence W. Sherman, the Albert M. Greenfield
Professor of Human Relations and director of the Jerry Lee Center
of Crimonology, will preside over the dedication.
Reno, the 78th Attorney General of the United States and the first
woman U.S. Attorney General, will receive the Jerry Lee Prize for
Research-Based Federal Crime Prevention and Philadelphia Police
Commissioner John F. Timoney, will receive the Jerry Lee Prize for
Research-Based Local Crime Prevention.
Reno served under former president Bill Clinton as U.S. Attorney
General from March 1993 until December 2000. Ms. Reno received her
undergraduate degree in chemistry from Cornell and her LL.B. from
Harvard. She was Florida's first woman state attorney general,
a position she held from 1978-1993.
Timoney became head of the Philadelphia Police Department in 1998
after a 29 year career with the N.Y.P.D. where he started as a police
officer and rose though the ranks to become First Deputy Commissioner,
the second highest rank in that organization.
of the Jerry Lee Center is to "train outstanding individuals
to lead criminology, worlwide, as a multi-disciplinary science in
research, teaching and public service."
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 7, October 9, 2001
October 9, 2001
Volume 48 Number 7