Lathan and Rolen receive ASIS scholarships

March 21, 2013 at 10:23 am

The American Society for Industrial Security International (ASIS) – Chapter 97 presented $1,000 scholarships to Kenna Lathan, 22, and Lynette Rolen, 22, on March 6, 2013.

ASIS awards this scholarship annually to criminal justice majors, selected by the faculty for their outstanding academic performance. Lathan is a senior from Taylors with a 3.972 GPA. Hailing from Campobello, Lynette Rolen, also a senior, has a 3.958 GPA.

The scholarships were presented by Dan Collins, a 2003 USC Upstate graduate who is the director of corporate security for Fluor Corporation in Greenville and a member of ASIS.

ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals. 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.

Over the last five years, Chapter 97 of ASIS International has provided USC Upstate criminal justice students with a total of $6,000 in scholarships.

For more information, contact Bea Walters Smith, USC Upstate’s Director of Development and Foundation Scholarships, at (864) 503-5235 or

(left to right: Rick Hunt, ASIS officer; Kenna Lathan; Lynette Rolen; Dan Collins, director of corporate security for Fluor Corporation)