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Thanks to a generous scholarship from Nichols Alumnus James Dunbar ’51 and chairman and founder of Dunbar Armored, Inc., Criminal Justice Management (CJM) majors William Wolfburg Jr. and Mandy Manopla attended the 57th ASIS Security Conference in Orlando, Florida, in September. CJM Program Chair Kimberly Charbonneau accompanied the two students as they viewed a huge technology exhibit and attended educational sessions by industry experts.
Both students had to write a paper to qualify for the scholarship. Wolfburg Jr. writes: "As far back as I can remember, I have always wanted to be in the law enforcement field. To me, it's not just a calling; it's in my blood. My father was a police officer for fifteen years, working both as a patrol officer and undercover."
Wolfburg Jr. and Manopla expressed special thanks to Mike Doyle, CPP, Dunbar Sr. VP of Southeast Operations, who took the students on a tour of Dunbar Armored’s Orlando facility.
Dunbar, who served as the chief industry advisor when Nichols College started its Criminal Justice Program, insisted that the Program’s foundation include business courses, thereby steering the curriculum toward a focus on management. In recognition of his lifetime achievement in business based on sustained success, innovation, and leadership position within the security industry, he was presented with the inaugural Nichols College President’s Distinguished Business Leadership Medal in the Fall of 2007.
Dunbar is past chair of the Private Security Services Council and ASIS Life Member. He founded his company in 1956 starting with one armored truck in Baltimore. Dunbar Armored, Inc. has grown to employ over 5,000 people and operates 1,400 armored trucks. .
Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals and is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests.