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Homeland Security Certificate Launches

By Rachel Judy | October 7, 2011

Julianne Cenac, assistant vice president for professional and continuing education

Taking the next step as one of the region's continuing and adult education providers, Regent University's Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) division recently launched its Homeland Security Certificate program.

During a lunch reception on Thursday, Oct. 6, a group of local business leaders, alumni and Regent faculty gathered at The Founders Inn to learn more about all of PCE's offerings, including the new Homeland Security Certificate.

"This day marks an incredible milestone for the division of Professional and Continuing Education primarily because we have so many wonderful programs available for the community and they were able to see that for themselves today," explained Julianne Cenac, assistant vice president for professional and continuing education. "We were thrilled with the turnout and feedback from the guests. The Homeland Security Certificate and our Lifelong Learning Program for Seniors seemed to be the most popular."

Taught by leading experts, the Homeland Security Certificate offers a concise and comprehensive program designed to equip professionals interested in working in the increasingly important homeland security field. Participants will come away with practical and dynamic understanding of current theory and practice to lead and work more effectively in the homeland security community.

One of those experts is Admiral Vern Clark, USN (Ret.), former Chief of Naval Operations and distinguished professor of government and leadership at Regent.

"Continued growth and development is the minimum essential requirement for people who are going to live in the world today," he said.

Noting the need for growth and change in any area, Clark specifically stressed the need for individuals who understand the challenges of keeping a country secure. "If there's anyone who understands the world of tomorrow, those people understand the security challenges we face here in the United States," he said. "Regent University intends to be a place that contributes to those needs here in Hampton Roads and globally."

The certificate program will begin on Monday, Oct. 24, with a course titled, "Terrorism, Culture and the Philosophy of Extremism." Additional courses will follow throughout fall 2011 and winter 2012.

Learn more about the Homeland Security Certificate and other PCE courses.

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Mindy Hughes, Public Relations

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