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ASIS Announces Winners of the 2009 Student Writing Competition

Alexandria, Va 2010-02-03

​The ASIS Council on Academic Programs in Colleges and Universities and the ASIS Foundation have announced the undergraduate and graduate winners of the 2009 Student Writing Competition. The competition rewards college and university students who conduct research, engage in thoughtful deliberation and write an academic paper on an issue relevant to the security and assets protection profession.

The graduate winner is Irfan Pandoor at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom, for his paper “Leveraging Low Cost Solutions.”  Pandoor is getting a master’s degree in international business.  Honorable mention goes to Lou Ann Ehret, Webster University in Albuquerque, N.M., for her paper “Protecting Personal Information in the 21st Century.”  Ehret has completed her master’s in business and organizational security.

The undergraduate winner is Tim Jordan at the University of Public Administration in Bremen, Germany, who is majoring in risk and security management.  His paper was titled “Protecting Information and Intangible Assets in the 21st Century.” Honorable mention goes to Kevin Panneton at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, Mass., and his paper “Promising Technologies to Meet Tomorrow’s Security Challenges.” Panneton is majoring in criminal justice.

Pandoor will receive $1,500 and Jordan will receive $1,000.  Each winner also receives a complimentary registration to ASIS 2010 in Dallas, Oct. 12-15. The two honorable mention winners will receive awards of $500 each. Entries were judged on several criteria, including the creativity of the students’ approach to the topic, organization of the material, overall writing quality and the author’s ability to analyze information sources and draw relevant conclusions.

“The more than two dozen entries from students around the world supported our objective of encouraging critical thinking, research and analysis to help make our world a safer and more secure place to live, work, govern and conduct business,” says Kevin Peterson, CPP, coordinator of the Student Writing Competition and a member of the ASIS Council on Academic Programs in Colleges and Universities.  “ASIS International is an excellent resource for students, academicians and practitioners with an interest in security, assets protection, and business and risk management.”

The ASIS Foundation, the charitable organization of ASIS International, provides funding and manages endowments for a range of academic, strategic and professional development activities. ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals worldwide.

For more information and requirements for the 2010 Student Writing Competition, click here.

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​The ASIS Foundation, a 501(c) 3 charitable organization, provides funding and manages endowments for a wide range of academic, strategic and professional development activities. The purpose of the Foundation is to enhance the security profession worldwide by establishing, developing, delivering and promoting programs that advance security through education, research and training. Foundation scholarships ensure that those pursuing a career in security management are able to realize the highest academic achievements. Financial contributions from individuals, chapters and companies employing ASIS members, and corporations with an interest in security support the Foundation.
 
ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 37,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.