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Sarasota Grad Melanie Bevan Appointed to Florida Statewide Council on Human Trafficking
Sarasota Grad Melanie Bevan Appointed to Florida Statewide Council on Human Trafficking

Dr. Melanie Bevan, chief of police for the Bradenton, Florida police department, was recently appointed to the Florida Statewide Council on Human Trafficking. Bevan, who has been with the police department for nearly two years, was appointed to the council by Governor Rick Scott.

 

Bevan’s placement on the council caps off her 31-year career in law enforcement. Prior to joining the Bradenton Police Department, Bevan was assistant chief at the St. Petersburg Police Department. In addition to her police work, she served as a consultant for the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, an adjunct professor at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and as an authenticator for Major League Baseball.

 

According to her official police profile, Bevan’s police work includes the specialized positions of narcotics detective, field training officer and supervisor, SWAT team member, canine unit commander, intelligence unit commander and street crimes unit commander.

 

Bevan earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, Sarasota in 2010. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from Troy State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University.

 

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Atlanta Student Donna O’Hara Publishes New Book
Atlanta Student Donna O’Hara Publishes New Book

Donna O'Hara, who is working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Argosy University, Atlanta, recently published the book Be Happy & Be You. O’Hara will earn her degree in 2018 and is part of the University’s Master's Accelerated Plan that allows qualifying undergraduates to take select graduate-level courses that can count both towards bachelor's and master’s degree programs.

 

She was recently invited to her local Barnes and Noble for a book signing. O’Hara is married with two children and a certified health and wellness behavior strategy coach providing family and behavior aid support.

 

Learn more about her book here:

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Minnesota’s Dr. Raja M. David Presents at International Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Conference
Minnesota’s Dr. Raja M. David Presents at International Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Conference

Raja M. David, PsyD, ABPP, LP, program dean at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, participated in three presentations at the second International Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Conference in Austin, Texas.

Dr. David led a panel discussion on ethical factors to consider when conducting collaborative/therapeutic assessments. He also partnered with Julie Cradock-O'Leary, one of the creators of the Thurston Craddock Test of Shame (TCTS), to present on TCTS and its use as a part of a collaborative/therapeutic assessment. Finally, he joined a panel of psychologists to discuss how to apply the TCTS model in different work environments.

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Orange County Grad TyRon Jackson to Hold Unity in the Community Thanksgiving Spectacular
Orange County Grad TyRon Jackson to Hold Unity in the Community Thanksgiving Spectacular

TyRon Jackson, who in 2015 earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Argosy University, Orange County, is the founder and president of Operation Warm Wishes, a non-profit serving and assisting the homeless, youth and families in need.

The organization’s annual Unity in the Community Thanksgiving Spectacular will take place on Thanksgiving Day, November 2, 2017 at Peppertree Park, 230 W 1st Street, Tustin, CA 92780. TyRon started the event nine years ago and is excited to continue the tradition of touching lives and serving people in need.

“Thanksgiving is a time to remember those less fortunate, the needy, the forgotten, and the homeless,” he said. And on Thanksgiving Day from 11 am – 4 pm at the park, Operation Warm Wishes will serve a free, three-course Thanksgiving dinner to anyone in need.

Attendees will also enjoy an unlimited dessert bar and beverage bar, a kids’ tent, live music, a live broadcast of the football game on TV, and a wide array of amenities including haircuts, clothing, dog grooming, and food bags.

TyRon’s commitment to the community led him to being named one of the Orange County Register’s “Most Influential 2015."

Please visit www.OperationWarmWishes.com to learn more about TyRon and his organization.

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