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A new sense of purpose

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DeVante Bradley held a lifelong passion for law enforcement. He was happy to begin his studies at Brown Mackie College — Merrillville without waiting for the start of a traditional semester. Joining the work-study program, DeVante worked in Career Services while completing his degree. This experience would prove fruitful as he persevered in his own job search in a new field.

He enjoyed the friendly professionalism at the college and feels it helped with his own development as he prepared for a career he had dreamed of. DeVante graduated from Brown Mackie College — Merrillville in 2013, earning an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

Today, he works as a security officer at ISM Security in Griffith, Indiana. He is stationed at Kaplan trucking, where he maintains the safety and security of people and property on the premises, deterring unauthorized entry. “It gives me a sense of purpose and satisfaction working for a company in the field that I am passionate about,” he says.

Happy with his work in security, DeVante looks forward to future career developments. “

“I volunteer with Olympia Fields Police department, going on ride-alongs and gaining more experience and exposure in my field while helping out the department,” he says.

Meeting the challenges of earning a college degree has helped DeVante become more responsible as an adult. He remained strong-minded in difficult times by staying around positive people. “In the future, I am going to become employed in law enforcement with an ultimate goal of becoming a US Marshall,” DeVante says.

Brown Mackie College — Merrillville is one of over 25 school locations of the Brown Mackie College system of schools. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Brown Mackie College — Merrillville is located at 1000 East 80th Place, Suite 205M, Merrillville, IN 46410. ©2014 Brown Mackie College.

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