Woodbury Alum Earns Police Scholar Award

Woodbury University alumna Kristiana Sanchez-Suarez is being honored by the Burbank Police Department and the Burbank Rotary foundation with the 2012 Rex Andrews Police Scholar Award. Sanchez-Suarez earned a bachelor of arts in organizational leadership (BOL) in 2012 and will be continuing her academic and leadership journey in the Fall of 2012 when she joins Woodbury's master of arts in organizational leadership (MOL) program.

In 1994, the Rotary Club of Burbank began presenting this award in memory of Rotarian and former Police Chief Rex Andrews.  Chief Andrews was among the first police administrators to recognize the benefit of formal education for police officers, and to encourage education, along with integrity and professionalism, in law enforcement.

Applicants for the award are required to meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be a full-time, sworn employee of the Burbank Police Department
  • Possess or be eligible for a Basic POST Certificate (or higher)
  • Have completed six (6) or more semester units or an equivalent number of quarter units of college credit in the previous calendar year
  • Have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (“A” =4 points) for all college courses completed in the previous calendar year

The Burbank Rotary Foundation’s Rex Andrews Police Scholar Award consists of a certificate, and placement of the recipient's name on a perpetual plaque maintained at the police station.