Jamye Wisecup Scholarship ABOUT JAMYE WISECUP Jamye was the heart and soul of emergency management in her community and made an impact on many people’s lives. In addition to her work with emergency management at Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, Jamye served on numerous local non-profit boards and was known as very active in helping spread awareness and involvement in emergency management and disaster preparedness. Her dedication to promote emergency preparedness and her genuine unconditional caring for everyone made her an exceptional woman. Her efforts to provide her community and others with the knowledge, skills, and abilities in areas of all-hazards [...]
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Congratulation to our Board Members and Senior Fellows who all published preparedness books this year!Jasmine May2021-12-24T03:56:39+00:00
Congratulation to our Board Members and Senior Fellows who all published preparedness books this year! Two of our Board members, Curry Mayer and Michele Turner, along with Senior Fellow, Deb Moller, published books this year. The Future of Emergency Management After 2020: The New, Novel, and Nasty , by Robert McCreight and Curry Mayer Get Ready! How to Prepare for and stay safe after a Pacific Northwest Earthquake, by Deb Moller Lessons Learned: Short Stories of Continuity and Resilience, by Michele L. Turner Related Posts
Women in Leadership Profile: Brittany Barnwell By Deb Moller To be an effective emergency manager, it helps to be an insider. After all, insiders speak the same language, rely on the same tactics, share a history, exercise together. They learn from each other in after action reviews. They count on the kind of trust that comes with promises made and promises kept over many years. Brittany Barnwell worked as an insider emergency manager in Bamberg County, South Carolina. Even now, over a year into her transition to advising Seattle City Lights on emergency management, Brittany knows she can still call [...]
Women in Leadership Profile: Shannon Marheine By Deb Moller If I told you that a woman is an ardent motorcycle enthusiast, riding a 2016 Indian Scout 60 motorcycle every chance she gets, it wouldn’t lead you to assume she works in homeland security. After all, what’s the connection? Shannon Marheine says riding her motorcycle is a lot like her work in homeland security - she loves it, it’s fast, it requires paying attention to everything at the same time, you can’t phone it in, you’re never a passive passenger on the ride, and you’re always anticipating whatever obstacle or danger [...]
Interview With Rising star: Tamara Corpin Linda Crerar: Share with us what it was that drew you to the Homeland Security Emergency Management field. Tamara Corpin: Before getting my degree in Homeland Security, my background was education. So, I had spent many years teaching and developing a curriculum. One of the hats that I wore wasn’t officially titled but developing Emergency Operations plans. And so, I enjoyed that aspect of what I was doing in education. I also really enjoyed just doing personal family preparedness for our family. So, when I decided to go back to school, I thought about, [...]
Interview With Rising star: Mikaela Hagberg Linda Crerar: We are delighted to see your nomination. Can you tell me just a bit about the person that nominated you? Mikaela Hagberg: David Manly. He is our safety officer for Airlift Northwest. And I want to say he’s been in that position for two to three years, and it could be more time flies by so quickly, and he’s just a phenomenal human being. The passion about safety in our organization. If he ever decides to move on to, you know, bigger greener pastures, I don’t know how we could fill his [...]
Interview With Rising star: Shontieka Adeogun Linda Crerar: What initially drew you to Homeland Security Emergency Management? Shontieka Adeogun: I thought at first that I wanted to be a nurse. My grandma, a nurse, raised me, and I initially thought that I wanted to be a nurse to honor her because she was my mom. But, unfortunately, she just passed away recently. And when I was doing my clinical, I was, you know, I thought to myself, this probably really isn’t my calling—one-to-one patient care. And I don’t have the temperament God gave people to do one-to-one patient care. Michelle [...]
Holiday Message from COE -HSEM Co-Chair Curry Mayer Moving into the second holiday season of a global pandemic and another New Year where there is a good deal of uncertainty, is no doubt not where we thought we would be this year. There are many things this past year that have given us much to still be concerned about for 2022, however, I feel there is also a lot that provides reasons to be hopeful. And at the risk of sounding Polly Anna, let me explain. Throughout 2021, we have seen and felt and understood like never before the power [...]
Congratulations to This Year’s Rising Stars! (Shontieka Adeogun, Mikaela Hagberg, Tamara Corpin) By Kellie Hale The Center of Excellence – Homeland Security Emergency Management (CoE-HSEM) has always been focused on student success and helping people change the trajectory of their lives positively and who have demonstrated excellence in their professional endeavors working for the advancement of people in education and public service. It is an honor to recognize outstanding award winners with our Rising Star Award for their accomplishments and contributions to the Center each year. “Rising Star Award” recognizes emerging leaders whose record reflects ongoing and exceptional growth in [...]
Welcome Monica Brummer: New Center Director for Clean Energy By Kellie Hale Monica Brummer is the new Director for the Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia College. The Center is a statewide resource that represents the interests of the energy industry and their labor partners within the Washington State CTC system. The Center of Excellence for Clean Energy’s vision is to be a national model in developing partnerships among business, industry, labor and education — for the purpose of enhancing economic and workforce development initiatives that meet the needs of the clean energy industry. Question: Tell us about [...]