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Georgia Gwinnett College student attends Secret Service Leadership Academy

Georgia Gwinnett College student Rose Fox, 20, was among 30 students selected for a seven-day course given by the U.S. Secret Service. (Special Photo)

Georgia Gwinnett College student Rose Fox, 20, was among 30 students selected for a seven-day course given by the U.S. Secret Service. (Special Photo)

LAWRENCEVILLE — A criminal justice student at Georgia Gwinnett College was among a select group of students chosen to participate in a U.S. Secret Service Leadership Academy.

Rose Fox, 20, was among 30 students selected for the seven-day course that focused this summer on effective law enforcement and the dynamics of motivating others. Fox was eligible for the program because she participated in the Gwinnett County Police Department’s Explorer for more than three years.

She also submitted a 500-word essay and received recommendations, all to pursue a career she’s dreamed about since she was 8-years-old.

“Law enforcement has been a constant theme throughout my life,” she said in a press release.

Fox credited GGC and its professors with providing a foundation for her career. After she graduates from GGC in 2015, and pursues a master’s degree in criminology at the University of Maryland, she wants to work for the Secret Service.

Fox said the program taught her what it takes to become a Secret Service agent, and part of that agency.

“The most important thing I observed was the professionalism of all of the Secret Service agents I encountered,” she said.