Belmont College

Belmont College Celebrates Careers

with Law Day Event

St. Clairsville, OH (April 27, 2012) - Belmont College will be hosting Law Day on Tuesday, May 1 in the Red Room #191 at the Main Campus in St. Clairsville. Registration and demonstrations will begin at 5:30 p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public. 

The keynote speaker for the event will be The Honorable Harry W. White, Judge, Belmont County Court. He has served as Judge of the Belmont County Court-Western Division since 1979. Judge White is a former officer in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General Corps and has practiced law since 1973 in the firm now known as Banker & White in St. Clairsville. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Ohio University and later received his Juris Doctor with high honors from The Ohio State University College of Law.

The purpose of Belmont’s Law Day is to celebrate and learn about careers in law and criminal justice. Individuals wanting to learn more about criminal justice, cyber security/computer forensics, and legal office specialist programs are encouraged to attend this event. Attendees will have the chance to talk with Belmont College instructors and law professionals to learn more about how to prepare for the job market. Others speaking about career choices include:  Phyllis Kaiser, Registered Nurse, Paralegal; Michelle Miller, Warden, Belmont Correctional Institute; and Melissa Evick, Client Services Manager, Jarvis Law Office.

“Belmont is fortunate to have quality faculty who teach and support programs that integrate with many aspects of law and criminal justice,” stated Judy Sandstead, Director of Marketing Research & Development. “Celebrating Law Day is important to honor those who work in related careers and provide an opportunity to meet and talk with people about their career choices.” 

Additionally, Ginger Haring a double major in Network Administration and Cyber Security/ Computer Forensics at Belmont College will be speaking at the Law Day event. She plans to graduate from Belmont in December 2012. Ginger is currently working part-time with the Sexual Predator Task Force in Bethesda, Ohio.  

“I am excited to speak at the Law Day event and share my experiences. Most companies will not consider you for employment in the field of forensics without a degree or work experience. My degree in this field will be an asset as I continue my career after graduation.” she said. “I began my job with the task force as an intern last summer and was then hired on part-time in August. I have been learning the proper techniques and protocols needed to implement computer forensics in criminal investigations. In addition to this training and my courses at Belmont, I am taking the computer forensics classes that are offered by the National White Collar Crimes Center; this training is for law enforcement organizations to combat cyber crimes.”

The Associate of Applied Science, Information Technology - Cyber Security and Computer Forensics program is Belmont's newest Information Technology degree designed to propel students into an entry-level position in network security. 

“The emphasis on information and online security, now an integral part of any business or organization, is in direct response to the surge of online and network computer access by multiple users,” said Jackie Driscoll, Associate Professor of Information Technologies.

For more information about the Law Day event, please contact Jennifer Redrup at 740.699.3815

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