The latest class of So. Md. Correctional Officers graduated on Friday, October 19, 2007.
WALDORF, Md. (October 26, 2007)—The Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy celebrated the graduation of 15 new correctional officers at a ceremony held Friday, October 19, at North Point High School for Science, Technology and Industry.
The students completed a 10-week training program, which began August 13. Seven of the graduating officers are from the Charles County Sheriffs Office, three are from the Calvert County Sheriffs Office, and five are from the St. Marys County Sheriffs Office.
At the ceremony, Academy instructors presented awards to students who excelled in two categories. Correctional Officer Christopher A. Marseglia of the St. Marys County Sheriffs Office received the physical fitness award and Correctional Officer Richard M. Dean of the Charles County Sheriffs Office received the scholastic achievement award.
The class achieved a 93.67 final class academic average. Their class motto, chosen by the students at the beginning of the training program, was Integrity Above All.
Director Pamela Dottellis of the Charles County Detention Center served as keynote speaker for the ceremony. Ed Schauf of the College of Southern Marylands (CSM) legal studies department spoke about the articulation agreement between the Academy and CSM, which provides each graduate with six college credit hours for completion of Academy courses. Charles County Sheriff Rex Coffey, St. Marys County Sheriff Timothy Cameron and Capt. Thomas Reese, who represented Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans, each shared remarks with the graduates.
The new correctional officers are: Charles County Sheriffs Office: Christopher Clemons, Richard Dean, Antonio Evans, Thomas Greer, Stephen Harris, William Isenberg and Amber McAlwee. Calvert County Sheriffs Office: Robert Lee, Breann Nagel and Robert Scott. St. Marys County Sheriffs Office: Jennifer Guy, Amanda Holton, Christopher Marseglia, Jonathan Rosado and Austin Schultz.