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.
The 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.