The President’s Leadership Class of Connors State College recognized Muskogee County law enforcement officers on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in the Nursing and Allied Health Auditorium on the Muskogee Three Rivers Port Campus.
The recognized men and women included: Kermit Thomas III, Haskell Police Department; Roger Posey, Bacone Campus Police; Faye Banks, Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office; Trevin Lipe, Webber Falls Police Department; Robert Francis, Oklahoma Highway Patrol; Jimmy Catron, Porum Police Department; Daren Staley, Warner Police Department; Mark Campbell, Muskogee Police Department.
The students of the President’s Leadership Class took time to reach out to the recognized officer’s superiors and asked them to provide a biography of the officer, a photo and any and all warm-wishes they would like to give the officers. The students then read aloud the biography of the officers being recognized and handed them a certificate of appreciation and posed for a photo.
Connors State College President Dr. Ron Ramming welcomed the audience to the ceremony, letting all in attendance know just how much the Connors State family respects and appreciates these brave men and women who protect our community.
“We are honored by all of your presence tonight,” said Ramming. “This is the President’s Leadership Classes program, and I cannot think of a better group of students to be in charge of this program, and I cannot think of a better group of people to recognize in our community. Thank you all for being here.”
Rochelle Vanover, PLC Advisor recited a poem she had written for the ceremony titled “To Protect and Serve”.
“This annual event is a great way for our President’s Leadership Class to show gratitude to our local law enforcement,” said Vanover. “We want to express our thanks to the officers and their support system who showed up to the event.”
Vanover said this is her first year with this banquet and has a number of ideas on ways to improve on the event for the next year.