BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – Campbell University’s Department of History, Criminal Justice & Political Science honored three alumni with distinguished alumni awards during its 25th annual alumni brunch Saturday, Oct. 24. They were:
- S. Weston Johnson, an attorney;
- John Maia, a detective with the Town of Cary Police Department; and
- Donna S. Stroud, a judge with the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
S. Weston Johnson ’01, ’04 JD
A Robeson County, North Carolina, native, Johnson graduated cum laude from Campbell in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in business education. He also completed his law degree from Campbell in 2004. Today he is an attorney at Johnson & Johnson Attorneys at Law in Elizabethtown, North Carolina.
John Maia ’04
A New Jersey native, Maia graduated from Campbell in 2004 with a bachelor’s in criminal justice. He worked with the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office for six years before joining the Town of Cary Police Department in 2011. There, he served as a field training officer and a field investigator before becoming a detective, a position he holds today.
Donna S. Stroud ’85, ’88 JD
A Kinston, North Carolina, native, Stroud graduated summa cum laude from Campbell in 1985 with a degree in government and magna cum laude from Campbell Law in 1988. She worked in private practice from 1988 to 2004, when she became a judge with the Wake County District Court. She was elected to her first time as a judge with the North Carolina Court of Appeals in 2006. She has held her seat since Jan. 2, 2007. She also has been an adjunct professor with Campbell Law since 2008.