October 4, 2023

Alumni in the News | August 2016

Safety Professional Makes It His Mission To Be Incident Free
Bryan Netherland may be only 27, but he is already making his mark at Berry Plastics Corp. The organization has surpassed 500 days of incident-free work, due in large part to Netherland’s dedication to keeping employees safe. Netherland is currently pursuing his master’s degree in occupational safety and health from Columbia Southern University.

Alabama Promotes Newest Fire Marshal
Scott Pilgreen has been appointed as Alabama’s newest fire marshal. He began his career with the Montgomery Police Department in 1979. Since that time, Pilgreen has graduated with the FBI National Academy, served as the deputy state fire marshal and as the assistant state fire marshal since 2006. In 2016, Gov. Bentley appointed Pilgreen to the Alabama Energy and Residential Code Council. He earned his B.S. in criminal justice administration from Columbia Southern University.

Insurance Organization Hires Risk Management Expert Adam Cleghorn brings more than 15 years of experience in risk management to his new role at LP Insurance Services, Inc., in Reno, Nevada. He earned two degrees from CSU including a bachelor’s in occupational safety and health and a master’s degree in organizational leadership.

First Security Bank Expands Human Resources Department
Angela Morris is now serving as the senior human resources generalist at First Security Bank at corporate headquarters in Owensboro, Kentucky. Along with her certifications of Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), she earned her bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration in human resources management from CSU.

Fire Chief Honors Leaders at Ellsworth Fire Department
The Ellsworth Fire Department in Maine took time at a recent city council meeting to honor several members for their many decades of service in the fire industry. One member, Lt. Bobby Dorr, recently completed his associate’s degree in fire science administration from Columbia Southern University. His chief recognized this accomplishment for taking the initiative to better himself as a firefighter. The five individuals who were recognized at the city council meeting have more than 100 years of service and experience. Many department members attended to show their support to Dorr and others.