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April 15, 2024

Knight Spotlights

Officer Gurvinder Singh Makes NYPD History, Earns Scholarship

Gurvinder Singh moved from Punjab, India, to the United States at the age of 12. His parents brought their…

NVFC Members Scott Blake, Laurie Sharp Awarded Columbia Southern University Scholarship

Columbia Southern University is proud to award scholarships each year to two members of the National Volunteer Fire Council….

Outstanding Safety Professional Runner-Up Cheryl Ratcliff Earns Two Degrees From CSU

Cheryl Ratcliff is proof that it is never too late to start the career of your dreams. At age 45,…

Virginia Fire Lieutenant Earl “EJ” Ivie Awarded 2019 Fire Scholarship

Earl “EJ” Ivie knew one thing for certain as a young child: he wanted to be a firefighter. “All I…

South Carolina’s Sgt. Ashley Williams Named Outstanding Law Enforcement Professional

While interacting with the community is fundamental to a law enforcement officer’s job, going beyond that to make a…

Columbia Southern University Awards Casey Jones for Commitment to Elevating Firefighter Health

Rushing into a burning building presents many risks to firefighters beyond the obvious; one of those risks is exposure…

Alumnus Christopher Connelly Becomes Highest Ranking Civilian in the U.S. Navy Fire and Emergency Services Program

When Christopher Connelly was growing up in Los Angeles with a single mother and two siblings, there was “little…

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Knights in the News | October 2019

CSU Knight Named Fire Chief Lloyd Walles has begun his new position as fire chief in Nixa, Missouri. He joined…

Fire Captain Patricia Connolly Awarded Women in Fire Scholarship

Patricia Connolly, a 19-year fire service veteran, is the recipient of Columbia Southern University’s Women in Fire scholarship. Connolly,…

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Knights in the News | September 2019

Knight Begins Role as Newspaper Editor Shawn Byrnes is now the editor of the Wickenburg Sun in Arizona. The Air…