University of Phoenix students receive scholarships for security professionals

The nonprofit organization that is dedicated to elevating security practice through scholarship research and service.
The nonprofit organization that is dedicated to elevating security practice through scholarship research and service. | File photo

The first 10 recipients of the full tuition ASIS Foundation Jeff Greipp Secure Your Future Scholarships were announced this month, receiving awards made possible by the ASIS Foundation and the University of Phoenix. 

After partnering for five years to assist with education and training of prospective students, the nonprofit organization that is dedicated to elevating security practice through scholarship research and service and the university have put together this program, which will offer security professionals to achieve goals by getting undergraduate or master’s degrees.

University of Phoenix offers security management studies under instructors with professional experience in the field. Sandra Cowie, vice president at the ASIS Foundation, said the partnership with the university has made it possible for security practitioners to earn an academic degree, something that may otherwise have proved impossible.

Recipients of the scholarships and their intended degrees are Christopher Borba (MBA), Cynthia Burroughs (MPA), H. Dean Conner (M.S. in administration of justice and security), Joseph Cyr Jr. (MIS with advanced certification in cyber security), Jason Dury (MBA in global management), Christopher Goetzman (B.S. in criminal justice administration with a concentration in security), Victoria Ogbuehi (M.S. in administration of justice and security, global homeland security), Jeffrey Rolph (B.S. in information technology with advanced certification in cyber security), Teresa Swarczinski (M.S. in administration of justice and security), and Jenn Williams (B.S. in security management with advance certification in critical incident response).

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