2017 Order of the Sword and Shield Inductees
May 12, 2017
Angelo State University’s chapter of the Order of the Sword and Shield national honor society inducted its first 17 members during its inaugural initiation ceremony on Thursday, May 11, in ASU’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Security Studies.
The Order of the Sword and Shield is the first and only academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, emergency management and all protective security disciplines. The ASU chapter was first chartered in 2015 and is one of only 42 Official Academic Chapters in the U.S., including 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 only, and only after recommendation of at least two faculty members.
ASU’s spring 2017 inductees by hometown and major are:
Arlington: Freelon Payton III, intelligence, security studies and analysis
Richmond: Brian P. Fullarton, intelligence, security studies and analysis
San Angelo: Sharayah Barkowsky, criminal justice; Jennifer E. Garcia, border and homeland security; Colleen O’Neal, intelligence, security studies and analysis; Ernesto Perales Jr., intelligence, security studies and analysis; Itzayana Ramirez, criminal justice; Shayna Reyna, criminal justice; and Gary J. Turner, intelligence, security studies and analysis
San Antonio: Danielle Gutierrez, criminal justice
St. Jo: Morgan L. Dennis, criminal justice
Sweetwater: Kierstin Hernandez, criminal justice
Arlington, Va.: Maricette Pina, security studies; and Ann Sagebiel, security studies
Bellevue, Neb.: Kevin D. Walters, security studies
Huber Heights, Ohio: Chance E. C. Pettey, intelligence, security studies and analysis
Navarre, Fla.: Joseph Maynard, border security
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 senior Brett Lane of San Angelo. Faculty advisors are Dr. Eduardo Martinez, Dr. Jeff Dailey and Dr. Manuel Zamora.