June 22, 2024
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Knights in the News | April 2021

Donald Ryan
Donald Ryan has been hired as fire chief for Moberly, Missouri Fire Department. He has been in the fire service since 1992. He earned his bachelor’s in fire administration in 2017.

Naiika Bass
Greenup, a provider of construction, maintenance, and third-party procurement services, recently announced the promotion of Naiika Bass to industrial division manager. She graduated in 2016 with an associate degree in occupational safety and health.

Chad Deardorff
In early March, Chad Deardorff announced his retirement as chief of the City of York, Pennsylvania Department of Fire/Rescue Services. He served with the department for 26 years. Deardorff graduated in 2017 with an MBA with a concentration in public administration.

Lashonda Birdon-Culpepper
West Orange Cove Consolidated Independent School District named Lashonda Birdon-Culpepper of West Orange-Stark Middle School in Orange, Texas, as one of its outstanding teachers. She earned her MBA with a concentration in public administration in 2011.

Robert Kopec
Robert Kopec was named fire chief for Flossmoor, Illinois. He has more than 20 years in the fire service and earned his associate degree in fire science from CSU in 2019.

Ray Burney
The Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Fire Department recently promoted Ray Burney to battalion chief. Burney joined the department in 2004. He graduated from CSU in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in fire administration.

Leon Holloway
Duncan Aviation announced the promotion of Leon Holloway as the new director of human resources. Holloway is a nearly 10-year employee of the privately owned business jet service provider. He earned an MBA with a concentration in human resource management in 2003.

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