Faculty at Henley-Putnam teach because they love their topics, they understand their students and they know the ultimate reward for teaching is the contribution they have made to a stronger and better country. Dr. Matts embodied this principle.
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 4, 2009
Henley-Putnam University is privileged to establish the Norbert Matts Scholarship in honor of Dr. Norbert Eugene Matts, whose dedication to those within the Strategic Security field provides an example for all of us.
According to Henley Putnam University President Dr. Michael Corcoran, "Faculty at Henley-Putnam teach because they love their topics, they understand their students and they know the ultimate reward for teaching is the contribution they have made to a stronger and better country. Dr. Matts embodied this principle."
Born in Chicago, Ill., in October of 1937, Dr. Norbert Eugene Matts had a distinguished career in the United States Army where he served from 1954 until 1998, retiring at the rank of Major. He also had over 35 years of professional experience in business and occupational education; 25 years in administrative management positions in the business world, vocational education, colleges, adult education and career development.
"Because of Dr. Matts' enthusiasm and commitment to the educational advancement of those within the Strategic Security field it was exceptionally distressing news when we learned of his passing peacefully in his sleep April 4, 2009. Having just told his family about how excited he was the previous day to begin his preparations to take on one of our doctoral courses, we have elected to continue that exuberance and commitment by establishing the Norbert Matts Scholarship program," said Dr. Corcoran.
We offer this scholarship on a yearly basis to one of our Henley-Putnam degree students in the amount of $2,500.
Applications are invited from Henley-Putnam University degree students in good academic and financial standing who are currently working in the Strategic Security field and who have demonstrated a proficiency in the development or continuation of the educational process for others in the Strategic Security field. This may be demonstrated in a number of ways; for example, teaching, curriculum development, training and course design, or teaching assistance.
This Scholarship will be awarded every (January) to a qualified applicant. Students will be allowed to accept this scholarship only once during their time at Henley-Putnam University, but may apply for the scholarship every year until awarded. Please contact Student Services for additional scholarship qualification requirements and an application.
More about Dr. Matts:
While in the military, Dr. Matts served as TAC. INTEL and Director of Security and Security Course Manager. He was Assistant Director of Intelligence, and designed courses for the Intelligence Center and AFLCITIC curriculum on terrorism at Fort Meade headquarters. During his tenure in the military he performed as Deputy Commandant and Assistant J1 for special operations and the Commandant for administration. As a member of the 9001 MID, he was involved with Terrorism Awareness Briefings and seminars on terrorism.
Dr. Matts' background centered a lot around curriculum development of civilian, military and security personnel -thus the parallel of his work at Henley-Putnam where we serve the same Strategic Security industry. He was also a member of the early team that created "SWEEP" (Service Work Experience Education Program) and he interpreted many of the Navy/Army MOS for these classes as well as later wrote and instructed courses for personnel to earn college degrees (known as the SOCAD Manual).
Dr. Matts further exposed his never ending quest for knowledge by obtaining his Doctorate of Education from the University of Northern Colorado, his Doctorate of Business Administration from Indiana Northern University, his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the American University of Natural Therapeutics and Preventive Medicine, an MBA from Indiana Northern Graduate School of Professional Management, his BS in Industrial Educations from Chicago State University, and his AAS in Industrial Relations and Social Sciences from Chicago City College and Olive Harvey College. In his spare time, when not lecturing in the areas of Communications and Business Management, he loved golf, fishing, reading and educational writing.
ABOUT HENLEY-PUTNAM UNIVERSITY
Founded in August 2001, Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution in the field of Strategic Security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor, Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and the Management of Personal Protection, a Doctoral Degree Program in Strategic Security, and most recently Certificate Programs. Henley-Putnam prepares law enforcement, military, intelligence community, and private industry professionals with the network, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam University, which is committed to building a student and alumni network that will serve its community, is an accredited member of DETC (http://www.detc.org ) and offers 125 courses taught by hands-on faculty members from renowned organizations such as the CIA and FBI.