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Alumna discussing Secret Service job
Has guarded President Obama
March 9, 2010--Alumna Lesley Cochran-Timm will discuss her role in guarding U.S. President Barack Obama and other heads of state as a U.S. Secret Service agent when Trine University’s Distinguished Speaker series resumes Monday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in Fabiani Theatre.
Her presentation, “Worthy of Trust and Confidence,” takes its title from the U.S. Secret Service motto, and will examine the many roles her agency plays in protecting our government and public, and her contributions to that effort.
Cochran-Timm earned a degree in criminal justice at Tri-State University in 1995, and has served with the U.S. Secret Service for over 13 years. After over four years in the Indianapolis field office, she was selected for the Intelligence Division in 2001, protecting and serving during the 2002 Olympics and contributing to defining the agency’s role in the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
In 2003, she was assigned to the Presidential Protective Division, and has protected U.S. President Barack Obama, former Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr. and Jimmy Carter, Vice President Al Gore, former Vice President Dick Cheney and heads of state from Israel, Iran, Jordan, Poland, Russia, Great Britain, Fiji, Haiti, Barbados, Cameroon, Korea and other countries.
Before the evening presentation, she will spend time with students in classrooms, tour campus, meet with faculty and staff members and dine with a group of students and faculty members. The Distinguished Speaker series is free and open to the public. Contact Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. David Finley at email@example.com or 260.665.4224 for more information.