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University of Phoenix and the ASIS Foundation Award 10 Full-Tuition Scholarships to Security Professionals

By University of Phoenix

Scholarship program aids aspiring security management professionals in the achievement of their educational and professional goals

PHOENIX, March 15, 2016 – University of Phoenix and the ASIS Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating security practice through scholarship, research and service, today announced the recipients of the full-tuition ASIS Foundation Jeff Greipp Secure Your Future Scholarships to 10 security industry professionals to pursue an undergraduate or master’s degree at University of Phoenix. The ASIS Foundation has teamed up with University of Phoenix for the past five years to help provide education and training to prospective students, awarding a total of 33 full-tuition scholarships to date.

The 2016 University of Phoenix ASIS Foundation Jeff Greipp Secure Your Future Scholarship recipients are:

  • Christopher A. Borba, ASIS Richmond Chapter, MBA
  • Cynthia Burroughs, Broward County Government, MPA
  • H. Dean Conner, ASIS Greater Charlotte Chapter, MS, Administration of Justice and Security
  • Joseph B. Cyr, Jr., ASIS Western Massachusetts Chapter, MIS with advanced certificate in Cyber Security
  • Jason Dury, ASIS National Capital Chapter, MBA, Global Management
  • Christopher M. Goetzman, ASIS National Capital Chapter, BS, Criminal Justice Administration, concentration in Security
  • Victoria N. Ogbuehi, PCI, ASIS Abuja, Nigeria Chapter, MS, Administration of Justice and Security, Global Homeland Security
  • Jeffrey W. Rolph, CPP, ASIS Detroit, BS, Information Technology with advanced certificate in Cyber Security
  • Teresa Swarczinski, University of Michigan, MS, Administration of Justice and Security
  • Jenn Williams, Allied Barton Security Services, BS, Security Management with advanced certificate in Critical Incident Response

“This is such a pivotal time to refocus our workforce on security and its critical function to our economy, and we are proud to continue our partnership with the ASIS Foundation to provide the opportunity for 10 individuals to enhance their education in the security profession,” said Maj. Gen. James ‘Spider’ Marks (ret.), executive dean for University of Phoenix College of Security and Criminal Justice. “As one of the leaders in the security training and education space, University of Phoenix offers security management students the benefit of instructors who are security professionals with experience working in the field.”

“Our continued partnership with University of Phoenix has made it possible for ASIS members and security practitioners from around the world and across the industry to earn an academic degree, which may otherwise have been an impossibility,” said Sandra M. Cowie, CPP, vice president, ASIS Foundation. “With these scholarships and awards, those in the field of security management are able to set high goals and realize their potential.”

For more information about all University of Phoenix scholarship opportunities, including scholarship terms and conditions, visit For more information about the ASIS Foundation, its mission and initiatives, go to

About ASIS Foundation
The ASIS Foundation is the non-profit arm of ASIS International (ASIS), the leading organization for security management professionals worldwide. Dedicated to the advancement of the security profession through academic scholarships and high-quality, contemporary research, the Foundation empowers security management practitioners and students pursuing a career in the field to excel and achieve their goals. Foundation programs are supported solely by contributions from individuals, ASIS chapters, and other organizations who share its vision of professional excellence

About ASIS
ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities, and the public.

Through hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS develops and delivers board certifications and industry standards, hosts networking opportunities, publishes the award-winning Security Management magazine, and offers educational programs, including the Annual Seminar and Exhibits—the security industry’s most influential event. Whether providing thought leadership through the CSO Roundtable for the industry’s most senior executives or advocating before business, government, or the media, ASIS is focused on advancing the profession, and ensuring that the security community has access to intelligence, resources, and technology needed within the business enterprise.

About the College of Criminal Justice and Security
University of Phoenix® College of Criminal Justice and Security continues the University’s original mission when it began serving working professionals such as police officers more than 30 years ago. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that provide the skills needed to develop the next generation of leaders in the security and criminal justice fields. Students are supported by faculty members who are experts and leaders in their fields, and can connect with other students and professionals through online and campus networking opportunities. The College of Criminal Justice and Security’s Faculty Advisory Council reviews trends and helps keep curriculum on pace with national and international market demands. For more information, visit

About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit

For more information about each of these programs, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the program and other important information, please visit