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2018 Order of the Sword & Shield Inductees

May 30, 2018

Angelo State University’s chapter of the Order of the Sword and Shield national honor society inducted 25 new members, including 23 students and two faculty members, during a recent ceremony in ASU’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Security Studies.

Order of the Sword & Shield LogoThe Order of the Sword and Shield is the only academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, emergency management and all protective security disciplines. The ASU chapter was chartered in 2015 and is one of only 53 Official Academic Chapters in the U.S., including just five chapters in Texas. 

To be eligible for induction, students must be majoring in homeland security, intelligence or other protective security field at an accredited institution of higher education, and must have completed at least 50 percent of the credit hours required for graduation. Undergraduate students must have at least a 3.25 grade point average, and graduate students must have at least a 3.5 GPA. Students are inducted by invitation and only after recommendation by at least two faculty members. 

ASU’s spring 2018 faculty (professional) inductees were Dr. Randy Mullis, chair of the Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice; and Ashley Tanner, adjunct faculty in intelligence, security studies and analysis. The student inductees, by hometown, were: 

San Angelo: Mike Alvarez, Colin R. Covitz, Nathan Curl, Babita Daware, Alison Dinong, Jennifer Floyd, Chrystal Hoelscher, Lucien C.H. Logan, Logan Meacham, Heather Marie Port, Rita Rangel Raymond, Gerald Rogers and Matthew Young 

Beaver Creek, Ohio: Katherine R. Roberson 

Dayton, Ohio: Mackenzie T. Timbrook 

Eldorado: Amika J. Gonzalez 

El Paso: Everett Adams and James J. Zumwalt 

Fort Worth: Kendra Hodges 

Galveston: Marcus A. Nellums 

Harrison City, Pa.: Megan Eilrich 

Hico: John T. Murrell 

Humble: Kendrea Calhoun 

Jasper: Shannon Tallent 

Kingwood: Aaron J. Broussard 

McKinney: John Cisar 

Midland: Elizabeth A. Lott 

Ozona: Kendra Hodges and Daniel W. Waddell 

Prince George, Va.: Miatta S. Sinayoko 

San Antonio: Jessica Jennings-Llamas 

Tyler: Daisy Bonilla 

Headquartered at St. John’s University in New York, the Order of the Sword and Shield was formed in 2010 and is also known as Omicron Sigma Sigma. The ASU chapter president is Brett Lane of San Angelo. Faculty advisors are Dr. Eduardo Martinez, Dr. Jeff Dailey and Dr. Manuel Zamora.