Program of the Month Roundup: Homeland Security (B.S.)
Medaille’s Program of the Month (POTM) series highlighted students, faculty and alumni from the College’s homeland security (HLS) program in February 2018. This online bachelor’s degree program focuses on practical and relevant topics, such as security, terrorism, legal issues and emergency preparedness.
Watch a quick recap video of February’s POTM coverage on Medaille’s YouTube channel.
Featured items from February included:
- A Q&A with HLS Program Director Steven M. MacMartin ’13, a recently retired senior special agent/national program manager with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- A Q&A with HLS student Geovanni Montes
- A Q&A with HLS alum Taryn Levy ’17, now becoming a customs agent for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- A Q&A with HLS adjunct faculty member Aida “Tere” Silva, a retired special agent with more than 25 years of field experience in homeland security investigations
- A Q&A with HLS adjunct faculty member Chris Martinez, a retired assistant special agent in charge of homeland security investigations
- A 2014 video interview with HLS alum Melaney Agahiu ’14
- Video coverage of “Buffalo's Future: Disaster Preparedness — Where to Begin,” an event moderated by MacMartin
Since the Program of the Month series is primarily housed on Medaille’s social media accounts, you may search #MedaillePOTM on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to view all past and future posts. Follow Medaille on social media to catch highlights from March’s POTM — communication (B.S.).
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