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FDLTCC student, football player awarded scholarship

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet (FDLTCC) and the Twin Ports African-American Men’s Group announce that David Jones, a sophomore Law Enforcement student currently attending the college, has been awarded the Twin Ports African-American Men’s Group Law Enforcement Scholarship for 2013-2014.

Jones will graduate this spring from the Law Enforcement Degree and Skills programs at FDLTCC and plans to transfer to the University of Minnesota-Duluth to pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminology and be a member of the UMD Bulldogs football team. Jones, currently a Cloquet resident, is a graduate of West Nassau High School in Callahan, Fla. His career goal is to become a peace officer, with a particular interest in the state highway patrol, and work toward making the community he lives in a safer place.

The scholarship, named after retired Officer Allen Butler, who served more than 25 years in the Duluth Police Department, is awarded to students enrolled in a postsecondary education program that is approved by the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board.

Jones was selected from a group of outstanding applicants who are seeking careers in law enforcement. Selection criteria included postsecondary academic record, success in a law enforcement degree program, community involvement, professional promise, and recommendations from college instructors, counselors, advisors, community leaders and employers. Jones is the second FDLTCC student to receive the Twin Ports African-American Men’s Group Law Enforcement Scholarship.