June 2014 Meeting

TO: ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF CHAPTER 254 (NOTE – YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND – GUESTS ARE WELCOME)

TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014 TALL TALES RESTURANT AT GANDER MOUNTAIN

100 Gander Way – Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403 – 561-627-5642

5:00 – 6:00 PM Meet, Greet, & Network at the Restaurant.

6:00 – 7:30 PM Dinner Meeting and Presentation, Restaurant Meeting Room.

Cost: $11.00 – $26.00. Each attendee orders direct from menu and pays own tab direct to Tall Tales. Cash and Credit Cards accepted. Meeting Fee: $5.00

PLEASE RSVP BY E-MAIL UPON RECEIPT and no later than Friday JUNE 6 IF ATTENDING – WE NEED AN ACCURATE HEAD COUNT!

JUNE  PROGRAM Dr. Anthony Berrios, Criminal Justice Program Director for Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida will present:

“The Value of Education in Professional Organizational Leadership”. 

Dr Berrios will discuss a bit of his own story in education, the ups and downs of working full time in law enforcement and trying to pursue an education. He will also discuss the benefits of education on liability issues, conflict resolution, organizational effectiveness, and positive fiscal outcomes. The discussion will be accessible to both private sector and public sector individuals involved in security and policing. He will also emphasize the value of personal growth and opportunity that results in achieving educational goals and will also speak about the personal value of higher education. Also addressed will be the organizational benefits that exist in having an educated, professional workforce.

Dr. Anthony Berrios was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Seminole County, Florida. He now resides in Jupiter, Florida.  His education includes an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia College, a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida, and a PhD in Criminal Justice, with an emphasis on Organizational Leadership, from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Berrios served in the United States Navy as an Intelligence Specialist for eight years, and served as a Deputy Sheriff in Seminole County, Florida until his retirement.  During his law enforcement career, he served in various roles until retiring as an Investigative Lieutenant in 2006.  During his time in law enforcement Dr. Berrios worked in, or supervised, several investigative units including Auto Theft, Computer and Forensic Investigations, Homicide, Fugitive Apprehension, and Economic Crimes, while also serving as a Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office.  He received numerous commendations and service awards for his efforts to promote public safety in Seminole County, Florida.

In December 2009, Dr. Berrios began teaching as an Adjunct instructor for a career college in High Point, North Carolina.  After a short period, Dr. Berrios received the opportunity to serve as the School Chair for Criminal Justice.  Under his guidance, the program grew and developed into a strong resource for students interested in Criminal Justice.  Dr. Berrios became the Dean of Academic Affairs in October 2010.  His primary goal as the Dean of Academic Affairs was to hire and mentor top instructors.  By staffing academic affairs with strong instructors, and emphasizing student outcomes, attrition reduced while student success improved.  In January 2012, Dr. Berrios was promoted to College Director and relocated to Greenville, South Carolina.  Recently, Dr. Berrios accepted the position of Criminal Justice Program Director for Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida.  He is active in the law enforcement community, and intends to serve as an auxiliary police officer at a local jurisdiction in the near future.

Dr. Berrios is an accomplished novelist, lifelong learner, trustworthy friend, and proud father.  His greatest accomplishment is his son AJ, although that is still a work in progress.  He has a passion for education, and values the role he fulfills in helping students achieve their academic and professional goals.

 

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