SAINT LEO ¬– Breaking the Glass Ceiling will be the topic when Saint Leo University’s Adult Education Center hosts the Criminal Justice Speaker Showcase at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in TECO Hall in the School of Business building at University Campus.
Guest speakers include women in law enforcement, who have advanced in their careers or “broken the glass ceiling.”
The speakers include:
● Chief Melanie Bevan, Bradenton Police Department, a 1997 Saint Leo graduate;
● Major Stacey Jenkins, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, a 2013 Saint Leo graduate and a current student in the master’s in criminal justice program;
● Special Agent Gina (Regina) Lombardo, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives;
● Dr. Christine Sereni-Massinger, former Pennsylvania judge and current Saint Leo associate professor of criminal justice; and
● Chief of Forensic Science Donna Wallace, Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
“We want to inform women of the opportunities available to them in the criminal justice arena,” said Dr. Michael “Rick” Singer, visiting professor of criminal justice. “These five guest speakers are excellent role models for women interested in a criminal justice career.”
This free presentation is geared for students at all levels (undergraduate and graduate) as well as anyone from the community, who is interested in a criminal justice degree and career. In addition, Saint Leo students from all disciplines are invited.
“Students majoring in biology and chemistry may also be interested in talking with the director of the FDLE Crime Laboratory,” Singer said.
Saint Leo University is at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574. There is free, convenient parking.
For information, contact Dr. Singer at email@example.com or (352) 588-7119 or email AEC@saintleo.edu or call (352) 588-8879.
About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University is a regionally accredited, liberal-arts-based institution known for an inclusive Catholic heritage, enduring values, and a capacity for innovation. The school was chartered in 1889 by Catholic Benedictine monks in rural Pasco County, FL, making Saint Leo the first Catholic college in the state. Saint Leo provides access to education to people of all faiths, emphasizing the Benedictine philosophy of balanced growth of mind, body, and spirit.
The university welcomes learners from all generations and backgrounds, from civilian occupations and the armed forces, and from across the country and more than 60 nations around the world. Saint Leo’s nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students may elect to study at the beautiful University Campus in Florida, at more than 40 teaching locations in seven states, or online from any location. The university’s degree programs range from the associate to the doctorate. Through these rich offerings, Saint Leo develops principled leaders for a challenging world.
Saint Leo University boasts nearly 80,000 alumni in all 50 states, Washington, DC, five U.S. territories, and 72 countries.
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