At the college level
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 6:00 pm
The Messenger 04.03.13
Tony Parker of Union City, assistant commissioner of prisons for the Tennessee Department of Correction, recently completed a master of arts degree in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, Calif.
During the 18-month online and in-residence program, Parker collaborated with homeland security officials from across the nation on current policy, strategy and organizational design challenges. His thesis provides a framework for a prison de-radicalization model for U.S. correctional facilities.
He was among 31 students who received degrees from CHDS as part of ceremonies at the Naval Postgraduate School. They represented a cross-section of the homeland security profession and included professionals from law enforcement, fire safety, homeland security, emergency management and public health.
Parker, once recognized as the youngest warden in the Tennessee Department of Correction, has 30 years of experience in the field of corrections. He currently supervises TDOC prison operations and is responsible for oversight of the department’s security operations, as well as offender management.
He earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Dyersburg State Community College and a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Tennessee at Martin.
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Emeka E. Moses of Union City was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City during recent commencement exercises.
Moses, the son of Ellarine Moses of Union City and the late Henry Moses Jr., graduated from Union City High School in 2002.
ETSU conferred some 1,400 degrees in two fall commencement ceremonies, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Both August and December 2012 graduates were included in the fall exercises.
The featured speakers were James Rogers, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Eastman Chemical Co., who spoke at the morning ceremony; and ETSU’s Dr. Allan Forsman, an associate professor at ETSU within the College of Public Health’s Department of Health Sciences, who has earned worldwide respect for his passion for teaching and his integration of new technologies into the classroom, who spoke at the afternoon ceremony.
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Charles A. Martin III of Union City and Jeff Owens of Dresden were among 37 officers who recently graduated from the latest basic law enforcement academy class at Walter State Community College.
The basic law enforcement academy, held at the college’s Greeneville/Greene County campus, offers the eight-week training required of all new law enforcement recruits during their first year of employment.
The program is part of the East Tennessee Regional Law Enforcement Academy established at Walters State by the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission. It is also part of the college’s Public Safety Center of Emphasis, a designation recognizing its outstanding record in career preparation.
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Shannon Meek of Union City was named to the Dean’s List recently at West Tennessee Business College in Jackson.
Those named to the college’s Dean’s List maintained a 95 or above average for the past enrollment period which ended March 13.