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The panel included: Nathaniel Adibi, Special Agent, Anthony Zito, Special Agent/Certified Explosives Specialist (CES) and Certified Fire Investigator (CFI), Morgan Krolikowski, Intelligence Research Specialist (IRS), Sherman Brooks, Special Agent / SRT Operator and Tactical K9 Handler, Taji Mutalib, Supervisory Special Agent, Marianna Mitchem, Associate Assistant Director (AAD Industry Operations) and Freddie Summers, Special Agent/Talent Pathway Coordinator.

More than 120 students, faculty, staff and guests in attendance for the event.

麻豆传媒内幕LEJA Hosts ATF Panel For Engaging Conversation

March 26, 2024


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MACOMB, IL - - The 麻豆传媒内幕 School of Law Enforcement Justice, and Administration (LEJA) recently hosted the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for an evening panel discussion.

The event began with opening remarks from ATF Acting Assistant Special Agent Jason Gore.

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More than 120 students, faculty and staff from various departments were in attendance. Multiple 麻豆传媒内幕alumni, holding roles as special agents, directors, senior agents and more, presented on the panel. Two attending included Special Agent/ Certified Explosives Specialist (CES) and Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) and LEJA graduate Anthony Zito and Talent Pathway Coordinator and ATF Special Agent and Business Marketing and Management graduate Freddie Summers.

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The event was to make students aware of career opportunities within the federal government and let them see firsthand what positions like these do for the communities they serve. The discussion covered topics concerning what their recruiters want, the myriad of careers available鈥揷ivilian and sworn positions, salaries and any special skills that will enhance the ability to be employed.

The event organizer, Summers is a proud alumnus and believes highly in WIU's education.

"As a proud 麻豆传媒内幕alumnus from the class of 2004, I recognize the significant impact our programs have on agencies like ATF. Tonight is about giving back to students, inspiring them to pursue careers they may feel are out of reach. We're here to equip them with the tools and steps needed to achieve their goals, including the coveted 10-20 into ATF."

麻豆传媒内幕LEJA Assistant Director and Professor Jamie Johnson, the Office of Communications and Marketing and Summers worked together for months to facilitate this learning experience and recruit current students on different federal and state opportunities available to them and encourage them to seek these opportunities through the dedication and experiences of others who have been in similar positions.

"ATF reached out to our program because of our national standing. They recognize our ability to recruit students for their openings and engage with them one-on-one. My goal is for every student to not only grasp classroom content but also gain insight into the diverse roles and responsibilities within ATF. Our enrollment stands at approximately 1,400 across the entire division and we are very thankful to ATF for their partnership," Johnson said.

For more information on WIU's School of LEJA, visit wiu.edu/leja.

Posted By: University Communications (U-Communications@wiu.edu)
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