Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Empowering Students Through Safety

Gordon College has long held a national reputation for safety on campus. With a dedicated and committed Public Safety Department, the security of our students is always a priority. Just ask the hundreds of female students, alumni, faculty and staff who've received training from Gordon's R.A.D. program; a three-session self-defense class for women."Gordon offers the program three times a year," said Officer Glenn Deckert. "R.A.D. is more than a series of physical defense techniques; rather it stresses the development of an entirely new perspective when it comes to minimizing risk in our lives."
R.A.D. is offered at youth centers and colleges across the nation, but the officers at Gordon feel a strong sense of servanthood for this community--and it reflects in their program. "As certified R.A.D. instructors, our Gordon officers are also brothers and sisters in Christ," shares Officer Deckert, who begins the first course October 23rd. "Our team feels strongly about the importance of this material and we care deeply about presenting it sensitively and effectively. Any one of us will tell you, it's one of the most rewarding things we are privileged to do here at Gordon."

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