July 21, 2024
CSU Knights in the News

Knights in the News | February 2023

Branden Robertson
Braden Robertson was recently featured in a 40 under 40 article for The Roanoker. Robertson, 33, works as the director of quality and patient safety for Carilion Clinic. “Working for an organization that puts incredible emphasis on improving the health of the communities in which it serves makes acting on my passion —improving safety and inefficiencies of healthcare delivery, both inside and outside the walls of our organization — easy,” he said. “Southwest Virginia and beyond is being impacted in big ways.” He is a 2018 CSU graduate.

Breanna Westling
Breanna Westling recently accepted a job as a safety specialist at American Crystal Sugar Company’s Crookston factory. In this leadership role, Westling will work to ensure the facility remains in compliance with safety standards and will work to improve safety performance overall. She is currently a CSU student pursuing her bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health.

Mike Hanson
Mike Hanson is set to become the first full-time fire chief in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Originally from Detroit Lakes, Hanson has been working as the interim fire chief in Unalaska, Alaska, for about 10 years. He is currently pursuing his associate degree in fire science at CSU.

Joe King
The Volusia County Council has approved the promotion of Joe King as director and fire chief for Volusia County Fire Rescue. He has been a firefighter for 32 years. King graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Columbia Southern University in 2018.

Lisa Buck
Lisa Buck has started her new role as director of environmental health and safety for Keurig Dr Pepper. A Navy veteran and author, Buck has 25 years of experience developing safety programs within different companies. “I am most excited to begin collaborating with frontline workers, supervisors and leaders to further develop the EHS Program and learn from a high-quality beverage manufacturer with strong results,” she said. She is a 2019 CSU graduate.

Jeremey Criner
Fire Chief Jeremey Criner was recently appointed to serve on the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board. He was appointed in January and will serve two terms. “It is humbling and an honor to serve on this board,” he said. “The Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board is critical to the fire service in Arkansas. Working with the members of the board will be a great experience and one that I hope can not only help move the City of Siloam Springs forward, but also the state of Arkansas fire service.” He is a 2014 CSU graduate.

Chris Chapmond
Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced her plan to appoint Chief Chris Chapmond to serve as director of the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. Currently the chief of police at Hot Springs Police Department, Chapmond has over 26 years of law enforcement experience. He is a 2017 CSU graduate.

James Shaw
James “Jim” Shaw has been announced as one of the session presenters at the ASSP Region IV Conference in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. His topic of discussion will be Safety “A Communications Model for Organizational Culture”. He is currently an occupational safety and health professor for the College of Safety and Emergency services at CSU.

Disclaimer: These testimonials may not reflect the experience of all CSU students.
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