Fleming faculty member receives Security Educator of the Year Award

A Fleming College faculty member was recognized by her peers as Security Educator of the Year at the recent Security Practitioner and Law Enforcement Awards, presented by the Toronto Chapter of ASIS.

Nancy Newton teaches in the Protection, Security and Investigation program at the Sutherland Campus and has been a security practitioner for more than 25 years.

“I am honoured to be recognized by my peers from ASIS Toronto Chapter 193 as the Educator of the Year. When I started my teaching career 11 years ago, I found a new passion for education,” she said.

Newton worked for 15 years in corporate security with both Ontario Hydro and Ontario Power Generation. She calls teaching a “privilege” and is continuing with her own education. After many years of taking part-time studies, she is currently taking a sabbatical to complete her Bachelor of Adult Education degree.

“Through my studies I have realized the value of quality education and the need to connect the students with the content. The guidance of our excellent Program Advisory Committee combined with the dedication of the faculty ensures the program prepares our students for successful careers in the industry,” she said.

Security Educator of the Year recipients must display exceptional ability in educating and developing security skill sets in others through an education or training role. The awards, held this year on Oct. 24 in Toronto, recognize outstanding accomplishments of professional security practitioners in areas such as front line security, security technology, women in security, and investigations.

ASIS, an international organization for security professionals, has more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to advocacy as well as increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests. For more information, visit: www.asistoronto.org.

Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Community Development and Health, Continuing Education, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Justice and Business, Skilled Trades and Technology, General Arts and Science and Visual Arts. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 65,000 alumni.

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Laura Copeland, Communications Officer at laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca or 705.749.5530 x 1370