CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2014) - AlliedBarton Security Services,, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, is pleased to announce that Wolcott, CT-based Eric Sousa, District Support Manager, and Paige Bostwick, Security Officer, who is based in Corpus Christi, TX, have been awarded full tuition scholarships from the University of Phoenix and ASIS Foundation.

Scholarship applicants were required to be either working within the security field or aspiring toward a career in a security-related area. Scholarship recipients were selected by a panel of ASIS members and staff and are currently slated to pursue degree programs within the University's College of Criminal Justice and Security or other program areas providing skillsets directly related to their security careers.

"We are delighted that Eric and Paige were honored with this valuable and prestigious scholarship," said Brent O'Bryan, Vice President, Learning & Development, AlliedBarton. "Only eight security professionals were selected in total and to have two of our own awarded this full scholarship to the University of Phoenix speaks to the quality and ambition of our employees."

"The ASIS Foundation is dedicated to helping security management professionals worldwide pursue excellence in their careers," said Linda Florence, Ph.D., CPP, president, ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees. "Our collaboration with University of Phoenix has allowed us to offer security professionals unique opportunities to achieve their academic goals and ultimately advance in their fields. The scholarship recipients' backgrounds reflect the diverse opportunities that exist in security fields, and we look forward to continuing to cultivate talent in this high-growth industry."

"AlliedBarton places great value on learning & development for all of our employees -- both personally and professionally," O'Bryan continued. "The learning opportunities available through AlliedBarton are only one element of our culture. We encourage our employees to learn and grow internally through formal training and mentorship programs; and externally through higher education and industry associations. This continuous focus on learning creates better prepared, more knowledgeable security professionals."

About the ASIS Foundation

The ASIS Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, is the charitable education affiliate of ASIS International, the leading organization for security professionals worldwide. The Foundation advances the security profession globally by funding leading-edge research, education, and training. Awards and scholarships presented by the Foundation ensure those pursuing a security management career are able to realize their academic and professional goals. Support for the Foundation is achieved through financial contributions from individuals, chapters, and companies with an interest in the security industry. For more information on the ASIS Foundation, visit

About ASIS International

ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities, and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry's No. 1 magazine -- Security Management -- ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc., University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit

About AlliedBarton Security Services
For more than 50 years, AlliedBarton Security Services has provided superior security officer services to protect people, homes and businesses. AlliedBarton tailors security programs to meet clients' needs with committed professionals who enhance clients' brands. The most honored security services provider, AlliedBarton consistently delivers exceptional service which creates a differentiated experience for clients and the people they serve. More than 60,000 employees and 120 offices serve thousands of clients with levels of protection that anticipate needs and build enduring relationships. For more information call 1.866.825.5433 or visit


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