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Utica College Online: Student Spotlights

Utica College Online: Student Spotlights

Read about the accomplishments of our students during and after their completion of an online program at Utica College

MS in Cybersecurity

Student Spotlight – Michael Doran

Achieves SANS GOLD Certification with Capstone Research Paper

Michael Doran

Michael Doran
M.S. Cybersecurity

Michael Doran, MSc, ACE, CFCE, CCE, C|EH, C|HFI, GCFA, graduated from the MS in Cybersecurity program in 2014. A lifelong learner, Michael got the opportunity to apply for GOLD Level certification after taking a SANS course and passing the certification test. “[I had the] opportunity to earn the GOLD level certification which in the industry is viewed very highly! Well, I petitioned to do it and asked if I could use my research that I had conducted with my Master’s project on Bitcoin Forensics. It was accepted and although I had to cut the content down to under 30 pages, my advisor said that it was a very well written paper.” Read More of Michael’s story.

Student Spotlight – Kerri Heitner

Civil Aviation and Cyber Terrorism: Vulnerabilities Set to be Exploited

Kerri Heitner

Kerri Anne Heitner
M.S. Cybersecurity

MS in Cybersecurity student, Kerri Heitner has been published in the June 2014 issue of Aviation Security International. Kerri's article titled "Civil Aviation and Cyber Terrorism: Vulnerabilities Set to be Exploited" discusses civil aviation and the cyber threats to in-flight control systems. Check out this link to view the article: http://lnkd.in/drdR64t

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MS in Health Care Administration

Student Spotlight – Megan Bolden

Bolden named nursing home administrator for The Lutheran Home at Kane

Megan Bolden

Megan Bolden
Graduate Student, M.S. Health Care Administration

Megan Bolden was recently named Nursing Home Administrator for The Lutheran Home. Megan did her administrator-in-training program at The Lutheran Home, was then hired as an administrative assistant in resource development, and soon thereafter promoted to Assistant Administrator. Megan graduated from Utica College with a Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration with a concentration in Nursing Home Administration, and is a licensed administrator in the state of Pennsylvania. Read More about Megan's promotion here.

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MBA in Economic Crime and Fraud Management

Student Spotlight – Kevin Wendolowski

Fighting Fraudsters who Target Homeless in Scams

Kevin Wendolowski

"Being a part of the Utica College community is very important to me! I made my decision to attend this college because I believe in educational excellence; which I strongly believe, Utica College exemplifies."
-- Kevin Wendolowski, Student Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Fighting Fraudsters who Target Homeless in Scams. In an article recently published in FRAUD Magazine's September/October Edition, "Starting Out" column, Utica College student Kevin Wendolowski discusses a growing trend of schemes by con artists and fraudsters designed to target a vulnerable and transient population: the homeless. He gives an overview of some fraud schemes and shows how anti-fraud professionals can use their unique skills to help prevent these crimes and educate service providers. Read the full article here.

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MS in Financial Crime and Compliance Management

Student Spotlight – Anna Hallstrom

New US Postal Inspector

Anna Hallstrom

MS in Economic Crime Management1 alumni Anna Halstrom is pictured with Greg Campbell, Deputy Chief of the US Postal Inspection Service, Western District. Greg is a member of the ECCI Board.

MS in Economic crime Management alumni Anna Hallstrom is now a US Postal Inspector. U.S. Postal Inspectors are the federal law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. Postal Service. As an inspector, Anna has investigative jurisdiction in all criminal matters involving the integrity and security of the U.S. Mail, postal system or postal employees. Like other federal agents, she will carry a firearm, make arrests, provide testimony, prepare comprehensive reports, serve subpoenas, and so on, as she investigates criminal, civil and administrative violations of postal-related laws. U.S Postal Inspectors often work in joint federal and state investigations on cases that include mail fraud, identity theft, telemarketing fraud, lottery scams, check fraud, etc.

We are very proud of Anna's accomplishment as competition is intense for the relatively few positions available.

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BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation Student Spotlights

Two Utica BS in Economic Crime Investigation2 students earn ACFE scholarships

Only 2 other schools had multiple recipients on the list

Jared Platt

Jared Platt

Robert Broccoli

Robert Broccoli

BS in Economic Crime Investigation students Jared Platt and Robert Broccoli were recently awarded scholarships by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Foundation. The two students were presented with the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. Jared received a $2,500 scholarship, one of the top seven awards, while Robert received a $1,000 scholarship. Each recipient also received a one-year ACFE student membership. Thirty students across the country were awarded scholarships and were chosen based on their interests in pursuing a career in the anti-fraud field, extracurricular activities, academic transcripts, community service, and three letters of recommendation. Only two other schools had multiple recipients on the list. Congratulations to Jared and Robert on this awesome award! Read more here.

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Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT)

Student Spotlight – Pam Wood, PT, DPT

Presented her poster at the Virginia Physical Therapy Association conference

Pam Wood

Pam Wood, PT, DPT, has extensive clinical training in functional capacity evaluation, manual therapy and lymphatic drainage techniques. She’s had many experiences evaluating and treating complex medical clients, and recently presented a poster on one of her findings on the "Use of manual lymphatic drainage therapy for treatment of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation" at the Virginia Physical Therapy Association conference.

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1The MS in Economic Crime Management degree was renamed to MS in Financial Crime and Compliance Management in 2015.

2The BS in Economic Crime Investigation degree was renamed to BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation in 2016.