Guam – John Vega, a May 2010 graduate of the University of Guam with a degree in Criminal Justice, was sworn in as a Deputy U.S. Marshal on November 9, 2010.
[Caption: Pictured from left are Ron McNinch, associate professor UOG, Anita Borja-Enriquez, dean of the School of Business and Public Administration UOG, Deputy U.S. Marshal John Vega, and Ansito Walter, assistant professor UOG.]
Vega was recommended for an internship at the U.S. Marshals Service Guam Office during his senior year at the University of Guam. He successfully completed the internship and was recommended for the United States Marshals Service Basic Training Academy in Georgia.
Other people from Guam have completed the internship in the U.S. mainland and have become Deputy U.S. Marshals; however, Vega is the first University of Guam graduate to do so.
The Centralized Student Career Experience Program (CSCEP) is a cooperative education program that prepares undergraduate students for Deputy U.S. Marshal (DUSM) positions. It is a 16-week (640 hour) work-study program for college students pursuing degrees in criminal justice, political science, psychology, public administration, sociology, or social sciences with a concentration in one of the majors listed. CSCEP allows students to apply classroom experience to the real world, and offers work experience in the public sector. Students who successfully complete the program may be noncompetitively converted to a DUSM position.
The University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration continues to successfully prepare students for internships with federal agencies. For more information contact Dr. Ron McNinch at 735-2573.