Academic Honor Society Honors DRI International and Certified Professionals

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DRI International is pleased and proud to announce that it has been recognized for excellence in education by the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society (OSSNHS) and that DRI Master Business Continuity Professionals (MBCP) will receive special acknowledgment of their accomplishments.The OSSNHS is the only academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to the security community. The OSSNHS recognizes programs dedicated to achieving academic and professional excellence. All DRI International MBCPs will be inducted into the DRI International Chapter of the Order of the Sword & Shield. The induction ceremony will take place at DRI International’s second annual conference, DRI2013, in Philadelphia, PA.Stemming from a recent program review of DRI International, OSSNHS found that DRI courses are of the highest academic quality in the business continuity industry. As a result, OSSNHS has granted DRI International its very own chapter within the National Honor Society.  Only once before in its history has OSSNHS granted this status to a non-academic institution.

“As a review team, made up of professional educators from some of the leading academic institutions in the country, we believe the DRI International’s professional certification learning systems are equivalent to many academic models found in traditional higher education platforms,” says Jeffery P. Grossman, JD, Assistant Professor of Homeland Security and Corporate Security Studies, St. John’s University and managing director of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society.  “In particular, we were impressed with the content, scope, and rigor of each program. The DRI International certification system is truly a benchmark process within the business continuity planning and disaster recovery industry.”

President and CEO for DRI International, Al Berman says, “We are very pleased to have received this award from the OSSNHS. It is an honor to be recognized as one of the leaders in education and academics in the business continuity world. The induction of our MBCPs during DRI2013 in Philadelphia will be an inspiring event.”

The Order of the Sword and Shield is the first academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, and all protective security disciplines. The mission of OSS shall be to promote critical thinking, high scholarship and professional development; to further enhance the ethical standards of the protective security professions; and to cultivate a high order of personal living. The Honor Society was established in 2010 on the campuses of St. John’s University in New York and has been adopted at colleges and universities across the country.

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