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Bringing Out The Best in Tomorrow’s Corrections Leaders.

By Mountain State University
Published: 08/9/2007

According to a recent article written by the Florida Department of Corrections, the way to advance your career in the Department is through merit and integrity; a standard shared by most agencies in corrections. Add to that a desire and a drive to lead and you have the makings of a future corrections leader.

Some agencies and colleges are even offering classes to bring out the best in these rising stars. Among the agency stand-outs are the Nebraska Department of Corrections, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and, last year, the Florida Department of Corrections, which graduated 28 from their inaugural Corrections Supervisory Leadership Class.

Beyond the single class, some practitioners are taking it to the next level, boosting their skills and their resume with a formal leadership degree. Mountain State University has designed two unique online, accredited leadership degrees tailor made for corrections practitioners, a Masters of Science in Strategic Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. Online students learn to motivate others to work together and produce positive results without trekking to a campus or disrupting their current schedules.

Earn Your Leadership Degree Online

Mountain State University provides working corrections professionals, affordable online leadership degree programs that can be completed quickly and conveniently. Whether you want to advance within your current organization or embark upon a new challenge, a leadership degree from an accredited institution such as Mountain State University offers new career opportunities in criminal justice.

"During the past decade we have made tremendous progress toward fulfilling our mission of ‘providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to attain both academic and career goals,” says Mountain State University President, Dr. Charles H. Polk.

“We believe that the educational and personal opportunities you will find at Mountain State University represent the best of what higher education can offer: the chance to explore where your abilities can take you, to build a strong future, and to create meaningful connections with others."

Join a Program Developed for Correctional Professionals

About Mountain State University

Founded in 1933, Mountain State University is a not-for-profit university serving students on 4 campuses and through distance learning. Mountain State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Mountain State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution. Mountain State University, Admission Processing Department, PO Box 9003 Beckley, WV 25802-9003.





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Southern States Correctional Association honors chaplain

By Jim Montalto, Corrections.com News Editor

The Southern States Correctional Association has recognized Manning Correctional Institution chaplain Thyra Adams Briggs for its corrections support staff of the year award.

She is the first South Carolina employee to receive this honor. She also is the only chaplain who provides spiritual guidance to more than 800 inmates at the Columbia-based correctional facility. In addition, Briggs helps develop inmate re-entry programs.

“Chaplain Briggs brings professionalism and a true sense of calling to her work in the penitentiary,” says Manning Warden, Raymond Reed, Jr. “She is by far one of the most dedicated chaplains I have had the privilege to work with.”

Chaplain Briggs received her award in July at the annual Southern States Correctional Association training conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The 70-year-old association is comprised of 14 states, and includes representatives from the private sector and from federal, state, county and city governments.


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