The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Foundation announced that Mikayla Cozzi and Alida Hogan, two Law Enforcement students currently attending the college, have been awarded the Katie Poirier Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarships for 2019. The two students were selected from a group of outstanding applicants who are seeking careers in law enforcement.
Mikayla Cozzi, a 2016 graduate of Denfeld High School in Duluth and current resident of Duluth, is in the second year of the Law Enforcement program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Cozzi will complete the Professional Law Enforcement Skills Training certificate program in June 2019 and will complete requirements for three degrees in December 2019, including an associate of science in Law Enforcement, an associate of applied science in Criminal Justice, and an associate of arts. Cozzi’s career goal is to work locally as a peace officer.
Alida Hogan, a 2002 graduate of Northwestern High School in Maple, WI, and a current resident of Duluth completed the associate of the applied science degree program in Criminal Justice in May 2019 at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Hogan will also complete the Professional Law Enforcement Skills Training certificate program in June 2019. Hogan serves in the Superior Police Department Auxiliary and the Duluth Police Department Reserve program. Hogan’s career goal is to become a peace officer in a local jurisdiction.
The Katie Poirier Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship was established to honor and remember Katie Poirier, a Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College student who had a career goal of becoming a law enforcement officer. Scholarship funds are provided by the Poirier family and the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Foundation in memory of Katie.
The first Katie Poirier Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarships were awarded during Fall Semester 2000. Since that first award, a total of 39 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College students have benefitted from receiving the memorial scholarship.