HPU Senior Spends Summer Investigating Crime, Terrorism Through Internship Experience

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 29, 2010 – Daniel Butler, a senior majoring in criminal justice at High Point University, spent his summer getting hands on career experience, thanks to an internship with the North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center in Raleigh.

During his experience, Butler worked with different agencies each week, assisting them with a variety of tasks.

“I worked with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies,” Butler says. “On a typical day, I would do research on homegrown terrorist organizations, attend in-service training orientations with different agencies and more.”

One project in which Butler was particularly proud was a report he helped to put together for the FBI regarding the current status of homegrown terrorist organizations and assisted with non-classified parts of an investigation in New Bern, N.C.

“My favorite part of the internship experience was collaborating with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies so I was able to better understand how things actually work in the field of criminal justice and terrorism prevention,” Butler says.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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