Walden University | Introducing the Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship Program

In celebration of professional excellence,

Walden University is offering scholarships to members of the Fraternal Order of Police who enroll in a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree program for start dates in September 2019 through December 2019.

A Total of 19 scholarships will be awarded for the following programs:*

Bachelor’s Degree Programs: up to $11,000

Master’s Degree Programs: up to $13,000

Doctoral Degree Programs: up to $15,000

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How to Apply:
1. Visit WaldenU.edu/FOP
Fill out the form to request more information. An enrollment advisor will be in touch about the next steps.
2. Apply to Walden

The first 19 applicants to meet the eligibility requirements and enroll for a start date in September 2019 through December 2019 will be eligible to receive a scholarship.
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Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship Program Eligibility Requirements:
Scholarship recipients:

Must be FOP members. Must have at least a 3.25 GPA in previous undergraduate and graduate coursework.
Must meet all admission requirements and be fully accepted into one of Walden University’s eligible programs, with the university in receipt of all of the applicant’s official documentation.
Cannot receive another merit-based Walden scholarship.
If applicants for nursing programs, must have current and active licensure in their country of residence.
Must start classes in September 2019 through December 2019, or the scholarship will be forfeited.

Cannot be employed by Laureate Education, Inc. or any of its subsidiaries.

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1-855-591-7858  |  WaldenU.edu/FOP

*A scholarship is applicable to tuition only and does not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for the program. Current or former Walden students are not eligible for this scholarship. All scholarship recipients who enroll in a Walden program are responsible for the technology fee each term as well as any other non-tuition costs including but not limited to residency travel and other university or program fees as applicable. This offer may not be combined with another offer. Scholarship funds cannot be combined with partner tuition benefits and/or any current grants, scholarships, or promotions being offered.

The scholarships being awarded apply to all programs, excluding the Family Nurse Practitioner specialization in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, Tempo Learning® programs, the accelerated specializations and the Self-Designed specialization in the MS in Education (MSEd) program, and the PhD in Management and PhD in Public Health completion programs.

Scholarship recipients must be members of the Fraternal Order of Police and start classes on a start date in September, October, November, or December 2019, or the scholarship will be forfeited. Recipients must have at least a 3.25 GPA in previous undergraduate or graduate coursework and cannot have received another merit-based Walden scholarship. Applicants must meet all the admission requirements and be fully accepted into one of Walden University’s eligible programs, with the university in receipt of all the applicant’s official documentation. Applicants to nursing programs must have current and active licensure in their country of residence. Scholarship recipients cannot be employed by Laureate Education, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries.

Scholarships will be awarded as a tuition reduction as follows: Up to $2,200 for up to five consecutive terms for bachelor’s programs and the Doctor of Education (EdD) program; up to $2,600 for up to five consecutive terms for master’s programs; up to S2,500 for up to six consecutive terms for doctoral programs (excluding the Doctor of Education (EdD) program; and up to $1,400 for up to five consecutive terms for the MSEd program. If a scholarship recipient’s tuition fees are less than the maximum per-term award amount or a scholarship recipient enrolls for less than the maximum number of consecutive terms, the full amount of the scholarship will not be received.

Scholarship funds will not be applied to any past due balance or outstanding bills or charges. Students will not receive cash back at any time. Students must remain continuously enrolled in the designated program in order to receive the scholarship. Students who withdraw from the program or university or change to another degree program will not remain eligible for this scholarship and will forfeit the remaining scholarship funds. In order for scholarship funding to continue until the award is depleted, recipients must meet the satisfactory academic progress criteria set forth by Walden University’s current catalog for the duration of their program.
All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University enrollment advisor for details.

Baltimore Co. seeks ruling to narrow class affected in back pay case

Baltimore County is asking a federal judge to narrow the class of county employees entitled to damages in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission age discrimination case.

The county owes more than a decade of back pay to some of its employees after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the EEOC last year and the Supreme Court declined to hear the county’s appeal. The 4th Circuit reversed the trial court and held that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act makes back pay mandatory.

The case returned to the trial court for a determination on damages owed and the county filed a motion earlier this month seeking a ruling on the scope of the class.

The EEOC originally sued over the county’s pension plan, which had higher contribution rates for employees 40 and older. The county changed its policy in 2007 and employees hired after the change paid the same rate regardless of age. The parties and unions involved agreed to a plan that gradually equalized contribution rates for those on the old plan.

The county estimated 12,000 pension beneficiaries are affected by the 4th Circuit’s decision, but in a letter to U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett Wednesday, the county raised a new allegation: that the EEOC initially had a much narrower definition of “aggrieved individual” in mind, but then pursued damages in court on behalf of a broader class.

Federal law requires the agency to seek voluntary compliance from an employer through a conciliation process before filing suit, according to the county, and the EEOC attempted to conciliate only with respect to the narrower class, not the broader one.

The “narrow class” discussed in conciliation consisted of individuals hired when they were 40 or older who were currently employed by the county, not those who were hired when they were below 40 who then paid the higher rate once they turned 40 or those no longer employed, according to the county.

“In conclusion, the County is respectfully requesting this Court to either (1) bind the EEOC to the narrower definition of the class it espoused in conciliation; or (2) order the EEOC to undertake the mandated efforts to obtain voluntary compliance with respect to the class as it has defined it in the lawsuit,” the letter concludes.

The county plans to file a supplement to its motion arguing this point, according to the filing.

A spokesman for the county declined to comment Thursday.

The case is Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Baltimore County, 1:07-cv-02500.

By Heather Coburn September 12, 2019

 

Paul Edward Smith

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Paul Edward Smith, father of Crime Lab Tech, Meredith Duley and father in law of Det. Steve Duley on September 5, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held for the passing of Paul Edward Smith, on September 14, 2019, at 1pm at the FOP Lodge 34, located at 730 Wampler Road, Middle River, MD 21220.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 601 Maiden Choice Lane, Baltimore MD 21228.

See http://www.bruzdzinski.com/notices/Paul-Smith for the obituary for Paul Edward Smith

 

Bruce Leon LaFollette Sr

The Lodge regrets the passing of Bruce Leon LaFollette Sr., beloved Grandfather of Cpl. Greg Barber of the Pc09 Traffic Team and Detective Danielle Barber of the Burglary Unit. Mr. LaFollette passed away on September 5th 2019. Please keep the Barber Family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Viewing:  Will be held on 9/8/2019 Hours: 1-3 and 5-7 at  Connelly’s Funeral Home of  Dundalk, located at 7110 Sollers Point Road

Funeral: 09/10/2019 Connelly’s Funeral Home of Dundalk at 1000 hours

Betty Mae Pugh

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Betty Mae Pugh, beloved grandma of Officer Clif “Buddy” Pugh of Shift One. Mrs. Pugh passed away on September 6, 2019. Please keep the Pugh family in your prayers during this difficult time.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Connelly’s Funeral Home of Essex located at 300 Mace Ave 21221 from 3pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm. Friends and co-workers are welcome to attend to pay their respects.

Angel Franco

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Angel Franco, grandfather to Det. Jesus Saucedo #5622 of the Vice Narcotics Section. The family will be making private arrangements. Please keep the Saucedo family in your thoughts during this difficult time.

Karen Louise Childs

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Karen Louise Childs, Mother of Officer Dan Childs of the Technology & Communications Section.
Individuals wishing to pay their respects to the Childs family may do so at the viewing. Arrangements are as follows:

Viewing:
Wednesday August 21 between 1800-2100
Harry H. Witzke’s Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Elliott City, MD 21043

The funeral service will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the Childs family has requested that a donation be made to the charity of your choice.
Please keep the Childs family in your thoughts during this difficult time.

James “Geppy” Gephardt

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of James “Geppy” Gephardt on August 11, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Gephardt, children Jennifer Brocato and Jason Gephardt, his sisters Donna Wagner, Darlene ‘Fran’ Zalek and Roberta Miotla, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Worth and Margaret Gephardt. Celebration of Life August 25th, 2–5pm at Hawks Pleasure Club, 430 Riverside Drive. Event is casual with light fare. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the National Kidney Foundation

Obituary

CANDIDA RIUTORT BENEDETTO

CANDIDA RIUTORT BENEDETTO, age 95, of Bel Air, MD passed away on July 4, 2019. She was a parishioner of St. Margaret Catholic Church and enjoyed her time with family and friends. As a past President of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post 39, she remained actively involved until the passing of her beloved husband, William A. Benedetto, Sr.

Mrs. Benedetto was the devoted mother of William A. Benedetto, Jr. and Robert A. Benedetto, Sr.; four grandchildren, Robert A. Benedetto, Jr., Erin B. Emerick, Tina M. Wright and Tricia L. Nilles; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Jamie Riutort.

In addition to her parents, Juan and Isabel Arbona Riutort, and her husband, William, she was predeceased by daughter, Denise A. Benedetto; and brothers and sisters, Rosa Cintron, Antonio Rodreguez, Miguel Riutort, Elias (Leo) Riutort, Juan Riutort, and Cesar Riutort.

Those who desire may make a contribution to the American Cancer Society, 405 Williams Court, Suite 120, Baltimore, MD 21220

Robert Louis Morano

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Robert Louis Morano., Father of Detective Steve Morano. Our heartfelt condolences to the Morano family at this time.

Individuals wishing to pay their respects to the Morano Family can do so at the viewing. The details are listed below;

Viewing: Thursday August 22, 2019, 3-5 pm, 7-9 pm

Eline Funeral Home 11824 Reisterstown Road Reisterstown, MD 21136 

Funeral Arrangements- Will be private for family only.
In Lieu in flowers, donations can be sent to The Sacred Heart School of Glyndon.

( http://www.shgschool.org/ )

Barbara Jean Perry-Lynch

It is with deep sadness the Lodge announces the passing of Barbara Jean Perry-Lynch, the grandmother of Officer Lauren Perry #5823. Mrs. Perry Lynch passed away on 8/2/2019 after complications from a long-term illness. She is survived by her by husband Lawrence Lynch. Two sons: Lawrence Perry and Jeffery Perry. Ten grandchildren: Garrick, Taure-Ayn, Lauren, Amber, Lenique, Christopher, Terence, Kierra, Jaden, and Leah (Perry).

The family will celebrate the life of Mrs. Perry-Lynch during a memorial/viewing scheduled at the following date/times:

Funeral Arrangements:

Saturday August 10, 2019  Greater Morning Star Apostolic Ministries 1700 Ritchie Marlboro Road Largo, Md 20774

Viewing: 10am Service: 11am

Michael O’Neil

It is with deep sadness the announces the passing of Michael O’Neil, the father of Sergeant Andy O’Neil #4853. Mr. O’Neil passed away on 8/1/2019 after complications from a long-term illness. The family will celebrate the life of Mr. O’Neil during a memorial/viewing scheduled at the following dates/times:

Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home 1630 Edmondson Avenue Catonsville, MD 21228 8/5/2019 – 3PM-5PM – 7PM-9PM
Funeral:
St. Marks Church (Chapel) 30 Melvin Ave Catonsville, MD 21228 8/6/2019 – 1000AM
Mr. O’Neil will be deeply missed and the family asks for your continued thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Mrs. Carol Brown (Inge)

With deepest sympathy and sadness, the Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Mrs. Carol Brown (Inge), sister  of Det. Steven Inge (retired). Mrs. Brown passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 31st , 2019, at 61 years old. Our condolences to the Inge family and friends. The family will receive friends at ;

Eline Funeral Home 11824 Reisterstown Rd, Reisterstown Md. 21136 Saturday (8/3/19) from 2pm to 6 pm.

Mr. Jim Heim

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Mr. Jim Heim, step father of Officer Larry Stallings. Mr. Heim passed away on 07/8/2019.

Funeral service is as follows:

Monday, August 5th, 2019 0930 hrs  Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church Charlestown Retirement Community
715 Wilkens Ave Catonsville, Md  21228

Private burial August 6th, 2019.

Please keep Officer Stallings and his family in your prayers.