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The Larry Monroe Scholarship Award 2011

Alison Pastor

The Larry Monroe Scholarship Award is presented annually in Sun Valley in memory of former FBI Agent Lawrence J. Monroe, one of the founders of the National Executive Institute. Larry played a crucial role in the initial program design, curriculum development and administration of many NEI programs during his long, distinguished career at the FBI Academy. His untimely death in 1999 led to the creation of this coveted scholarship.

Candidates for this award include all eligible NEI members' children and grandchildren who are enrolled in an accredited two-or four-year undergraduate program or who are pursuing a masters or higher level degree.

The Scholarship Committee unanimously decided that the 2011 Larry Monroe Scholarship Award, in the amount of $10,000, should be granted to Alison E. Pastor, daughter of Anne and Paul Pastor. Paul Pastor is the Sheriff of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Tacoma, Washington and graduate of the 25th NEI session.

Alison is currently a full-time student at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Justice from the American University in Washington, D.C. and was the recipient of the American University Presidential (full tuition) Scholarship and was included on American University's Honors Program and Dean List.

Alison has also completed courses in African Studies at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she researched "Africa in the War on Terror: A Continent's Conflicts and Their Threat to Global Security." She intends to work for the U.S. State Department and apply her focus on international law and foreign policy in the areas of human rights and global conflict resolution.

Alison has served as an intern for the Police Executive Research Forum, Washington, D.C., and the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office, Tacoma, Washington. She has been involved over the years as a camp counselor at Camp Sealth at Vashon Island, Washington where she spent 144 hours per week working with needy children.

On a more personal note, Alison is described as a strong, compassionate, mature and patriotic young woman who has been willing to work in various employments to help raise money for her education and to show her willingness to support her own endeavors.

We believe that Larry Monroe would be proud to have Alison E. Pastor as the recipient of the 2011 scholarship award, presented at the NEIA Annual Conference, Sun Valley, Idaho, June 15, 2011. Congratulations Alison.

Richard M. Ayres
Chairman, Monroe Scholarship Committee