December 1, 2023

Alumni in the News: September 2015

Deputy Police Chief Steve Huffman leaving St. Charles for Antioch
“Steve Huffman, St. Charles deputy police chief of administration, will retire from the department effective Friday after nearly 22 years of service, the release stated. Huffman has accepted the position of chief of police for the village of Antioch.Before joining the department, Huffman was an aviation mechanic with the U. S. Marine Corps. Huffman holds a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice administration from Columbia Southern University”

Q&A with Bryan A. Marley-Hope Mills Municipal Candidate
Bryan A. Marley is running for municipal office in the town of Hope Mills. Read his interview with the Fay Observer in which he discusses his family, plans for office if elected and hopes for the future of the community.

League City Selects New Fire Chief
“League City has appointed  new fire chief, Gary Warren, who will officially begin serving August 31. Warren served as fire chief with the Sunnyvale Fire Rescue in the last year after serving eight years as the fire chief for the Austin Fire Department and seven years for the Westlake and Oak Hill Department.”

Gast Named as ABF Executive Director
“The Antelope Butte Foundation has selected Ranchester resident Andrew Gast as its first permanent employee and executive director…Gast earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation management from the University of Georgia and MBA in tourism from Columbia Southern University. He is a certified park and recreation professional, has worked on projects with Whitefish Mountain Resort and Cataloochee Ski Area, and served in executive manager and camp director roles for the Boy Scouts of America. ”

5 Finalists Identified for Janesville Fire Chief
Janesville’s Police and Fire Commission has identified five candidates – four from out-of-state and one internal – as finalists to succeed Jim Jensen as the city’s fire chief. Randall R. Banker, a CSU alumnus, is one of the lucky finalists.

VanSchoyck Authors Article for CorrectionsOne
Alex VanSchoyck works as a correctional officer for the Illinois Department of Corrections, and also as a police officer at a small department in southeastern Illinois.  He is currently working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice through Columbia Southern University. He recently wrote “Needle in a Haystack: How to Find Small items During an Inmate Pat-Down”