September 27, 2023

Alumni News Roundup: May

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate Applying a Common Sense Approach to Politics
Alaskan native, Amy Demboski, is running for mayor in the city of Anchorage. Her goals include taking measures to run a more cost efficient government, eliminating duplicity in overlapping programs, and ensuring public safety as a top priority. In a public letter to her voters, she promises not to accept any special interest money, but instead will give the people of Anchorage the strongest voice. Demboski graduated from Columbia Southern University with a master’s in business administration and a concentration in finance.

Holly Springs, NC Mayor Honors Police Chief for 10 Years of Service
Police Chief Ken Ball has proudly served Holly Springs for a decade, but has over 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, serving in many roles. Ball describes his years with the Holly Springs Police Department as “the greatest years of my life” and bestows thanks upon the men and women he works alongside each and every day. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia Southern University.

The Navy College Selects DBA Graduate to Speak at Commencement Ceremony
Kristoffer Sol B. Reyes, who earned his doctorate degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University, will be one of the five students selected to share his story of service and dedication with the community at the Navy College commencement ceremony on May 20th. With several deployments in various countries and thirteen years of enlisted service, Reyes advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in 2004 and will be honored on this special day.

Former U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Pens Fictional Murder Mystery
J.J. Hensley is the proud author of “Resolve”, his first novel published in 2013. The story takes place amid the 2010 Pittsburg Marathon and involves a professor with deadly intentions. Hensley drew upon his experience as both a police officer and later as a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service, under the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. Be sure to pick up a copy of this gripping murder mystery and be on the lookout for the sequel to be published later in 2015. Hensley, a graduate of Columbia Southern University, earned his master’s degree in criminal justice administration.

Leach Joins Franklin Pierce University as VP
Larry Leach was recently named the vice president of advancement/community development at Franklin Pierce University. Leach was a trustee of FPU from 2003 to 2005 and attended the school from from 1978 to 1982. He taught sports finance and marketing at Mitchell College for two years before joining UPS as a human resource supervisor. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from FPU, Leach earned a MBA from Columbia Southern University.

MEMIC Promotes Harmon and Siegfried to Senior VP
The MEMIC Group based in Portland, Maine recently announced the promotion of Karl Siegfried to Senior Vice President of Loss Control and Safety Services. Siegfried has been with the company since 1998 and will now be overseeing all loss control operations including safety training and customer service. He graduated with a Master of Science in Occupational Safety & Health from Columbia Southern University

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