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

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

Applications for the ASIS 2013 scholarships now open

PR Newswire

PHOENIX and ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 28, 2013

PHOENIX and ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --University of
Phoenix® and ASIS Foundation announced the recipients of two full-tuition
scholarships. The ASIS Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to
the advancement of the security profession worldwide through research,
education, and training. The University of Phoenix ASIS Foundation scholarship
recipients have the opportunity to complete an undergraduate or master's
degree program through University of Phoenix® College of Criminal Justice and


The 2012 scholarship recipients are Wade Meadows Jr. of Claymont, Delaware,
and Brett Smith of Victoria, British Columbia.

Meadows Jr., a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, will be pursuing a bachelor's
degree in criminal justice administration. With 20 years of military
experience behind him and now a security manager, Meadows hopes his bachelor's
degree will help him gain new skills that will build upon the experience he
gained in the service.

"To me, safety and security are the most important issues in my community and
the world around me," said Meadows Jr. "I recognize the global need for the
protection of both people and assets."

Smith, a security professional with more than 14 years in the industry, hopes
that after completion of a bachelor's degree in organizational security and
management, he can help develop the industry as technology and security issues
continue to evolve and change.

"I have chosen a profession where I feel I can affect positive change and be
proud of the work I do," Smith said.

"Partnering with the ASIS Foundation to offer two full-tuition scholarships is
an exciting opportunity for the College of Criminal Justice and Security,"
said James Ness, dean of University of Phoenix College of Criminal Justice and
Security. "Like ASIS, we believe in the safety and security of our communities
and it is our goal to provide access to education for our criminal justice and
security leaders as they work to protect our community's infrastructure."

ASIS is committed to the success of security professionals and their overall
growth in the field. The recipients were chosen by an ASIS panel which
evaluated applications and essays submitted by scholarship candidates.
Applicants were required to be a member of ASIS for two consecutive years for
eligibility of this scholarship.

"The ASIS Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of the security
management professionals worldwide," said John A. Petruzzi, Jr., CPP, CISM,
president, ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees. "Through our partnership with
University of Phoenix, we have the ability to offer our members a unique
opportunity to achieve their academic goals and ultimately advance in the
security field. We congratulate Mr. Meadows and Mr. Smith and wish them great
success in their careers as security professionals."

Applications for the ASIS 2013 scholarships opened February 5, 2013, for ASIS
members interested in furthering their educational goals. Those interested in
applying can visit To learn more about other
University of Phoenix scholarships visit

About the ASIS Foundation
The ASIS Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, is the charitable
education affiliate of ASIS International, the leading organization for
security professionals worldwide. The Foundation advances the security
profession globally by funding leading-edge research, education, and training.
Awards and scholarships presented by the Foundation ensure those pursuing a
security management career are able to realize their academic and professional
goals. Support for the Foundation is achieved through financial contributions
from individuals, chapters, and companies with an interest in the security
industry. For more information on the ASIS Foundation, visit

About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance
education and life in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules,
challenging courses and interactive learning can help students pursue personal
and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. 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,

SOURCE University of Phoenix

Contact: Christopher Fielder, University of Phoenix, +1-847-285-2608,, Leigh A. McGuire, ASIS International,
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