Catching up with...Shannon Speelman, Criminal Justice '07
Shannon Speelman, Class of 2007, Criminal Justice, Susquenita
I am a Profit Protection Investigator through the Asset Protection Department for Rite Aid Corporation Headquarters in Camp Hill. Prior to being promoted to investigator in January 2013, I was an analyst within the department. My role now involves investigating theft, fraud, regulatory, and/or procedural errors through Exception Based Reporting, user reports, and video surveillance. I prepare interview materials, conduct phone interviews, and take written statements with store associates to reduce travel time by a field investigator. I complete case paperwork and case management records for these errors and communicate with Human Resources on disposition of associate involvement.
Noaker's Auto Body Named Business Partner of the Year
For the past several years, employees at Cumberland Perry AVTS have nominated a co-op partner who did the most to support and help the school. This year, Harry Purdy, Vice President of Noaker’s Auto Body, along with several other employees, received the title "Business Partner of the Year" for their hard work and dedication. Most notably, Noaker's greatly aided Cumberland Perry in securing a new Automotive Collision Technology teacher. They helped conduct the many interviews held with potential candidates, gave their opinions on the interviewees’ capabilities, and, once a new teacher was finally chosen, they provided instruction on the technology used in their shop to broaden the new hire’s knowledge of available technology. This great effort prevented the hiring process from being as long and arduous as it could have been; but although this act in itself was more than they needed to give, Noaker's also extended a helping hand to any Cumberland Perry students who needed it. A huge thank-you to Noaker's Auto Body for all of their time and effort in making our school the best it can be!
Noaker's Auto Body is located at 819 New Bloomfield Road in Duncannon, PA. For more information, visit their website: http://www.noakersautobody.com/.
Carpentry Students Construct Log Cabin
Carpentry students were busy this year building the cabin shown briefly behind seniors Aaron Teats and Kyle Kauffman (video). As is the case every year, students in the Cumberland Perry AVTS Carpentry program build a fully functional, up-to-code log home from scratch. In this video, Teats and Kauffman demonstrate the amenities offered in this year's cabin, but this is by no means a glimpse into all of the hard work that went into the building's construction.
Area Mustang car club awards $250 to CPAVTS student and Legend race car winner
Saying they were impressed with the automotive training Cumberland Perry Area Vocational School provides, area Mustang car club members in September awarded the group's first-ever scholarship to one of the school's students.
The Mustang Club of Central Pennsylvania awarded a $250 scholarship to senior Joe Ehrisman during the club's 10th annual Mustang Round-Up being held at the Carlisle Fair Grounds on Sept. 1
Ehrisman, 17, of Newport, said he plans to attend the University of Northern Ohio's High Performance Motorsports program. He said the scholarship should be enough to pay for his books for the first two years.
Autism Awareness fundraiser
Kelly working on a hair cut for the Autism Awareness fundraiser. Kaci, Nadine, Ellysa, and Kelly helped to raise $150 for Autism Awareness through the first CPAVTS cut-a-thon of the new school year. Check out our FB page for future cut-a-thons! Students choose a cause that is meaningful to them and proceeds are donated to that organzation. What a great opportunity to teach students about caring for others! Nice job, ladies!