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University Students Gain Professional Awareness and Exposure at International Organization of Black Security Executives Conference 


Three Bethune-Cookman University students—Aisha Bowen, Shontericka Hall and William Gomillion—were invited to attend the annual International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE) conference held in Plano, Texas, April 23 – April 26, 2018.

The IOBSE is the leading organization for minority security professionals. Its mission is to impart professional resources to aid in the integration of security management into business operations; provide education and training to keep practitioners and students abreast of current trends in security operations and technology; and assist in professional networking in order to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, knowledge and experience.

Among the many workshops presented were Global Security Operations, Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Response; Privacy, Fraud and Information Security in the Financial Sector, Assets Protection and Loss Prevention Implementation Strategies and Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Security.

The IOBSE Conference provided career development and planning for students majoring in criminal justice, business and other related majors. Students completed employability skills training incorporating on-site mock interviews, resume reviews, business etiquette and negotiations.

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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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