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June 20, 2010/FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / High-res photo available upon request
Media Contact: Marla Carpenter, 770-3337, carpem@uncsa.edu




WINSTON-SALEM – Two police officers from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) participated in opening ceremonies of the annual conference of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) recently in Charlotte.

Carla Fenner, lead communications officer, sang the U.S. and Canadian national anthems, and John Porter was one of 12 flag bearers.

Fenner, who joined the UNCSA Police Department in 2009, sang a cappella, and performed the Canadian national anthem in French. She has been a certified police telecommunicator since 1999.

Porter studied trombone in the School of Music at UNCSA, and received his high school diploma in 2003. He received his law enforcement training at Guilford Technical Community College and joined the UNCSA Police Department in 2010.

The conference, held June 17-20 at the Charlotte Convention Center, annually attracts up to 600 attendees from around the world.

Deb Cheesebro, UNCSA chief of police and senior director of public safety and emergency management, accompanied the officers to the opening ceremonies, and she and other UNCSA officers attended sessions throughout the conference.

Carla Fenner

Carla Fenner

John Porter

John Porter

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. UNCSA is located at 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.