Angelo State University’s chapter of the Order of the Sword and Shield national honor society recently inducted 34 new student members for the 2020-21 academic year.
The Order of the Sword and Shield is the only academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to cybersecurity, homeland security, intelligence, emergency management and all protective security disciplines. The ASU chapter was chartered in 2015 and is one of only 86 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% 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.
The 2020-21 ASU student inductees, by hometown and major, are:
San Angelo: John Nathanael Caesar, intelligence and analysis; David Camarillo, border and homeland security; George Johnston, homeland security; Robert Moorehead Jr., global security studies; Deric Nicholes, intelligence and analysis; Cathy Nikolauk, intelligence and analysis; Lydia Ramirez, homeland security; and Shawna Wood, criminal justice
Alamogordo, N.M.: Sean Stegemoller, intelligence and analysis
Albuquerque, N.M.: Jane Bacon, intelligence and analysis
Baltimore, Md.: Feysel Abdulkaf, intelligence and analysis
Brady: Teri Trull, criminal justice
Cedar Hill: Arthur Barclay, homeland security
Cypress: Rajib Ramon Bhattacharjee, global security studies; and DeMario Duncan, border and homeland security
Del City, Okla.: Joshua Joseph, intelligence and analysis
Del Rio: Briana Renteria, criminal justice
Farmers Branch: Scott Rutter, intelligence and analysis
Frisco: Daniel Shope, border and homeland security
Garland: Evelyn Morales Albiter, global security studies
Georgetown: Debra Valadez, criminal justice
Great Falls, Mont.: Amanda Allen, intelligence and analysis
Helotes: Hugh Murphy, intelligence and analysis
Killeen: Mia Shaw, intelligence and analysis
Lubbock: Kaila Jackson, criminal justice
Midland: Katie Vaughan-Naron, global security studies
Navarre, Fla.: Adam Knutson, intelligence and analysis
Paducah: Angelica Garibaldi, criminal justice
San Antonio: Aaron Munoz, global security studies
Stoneham, Mass.: Neil Conn, intelligence and analysis
Waco: Samantha Ramey, criminal justice
Waxahachie: Kasey Justus, intelligence and analysis
Wimberley: Claire Lowry, criminal justice
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. The faculty advisor is Dr. Eduardo Martinez, instructor of intelligence and analysis.