Sergeant Mark Dunakin was a beloved officer, serving 18 years with the Oakland Police Department. On March 21, 2009, Mark was one of four OPD members killed in the line of duty by a parolee in the streets of Oakland. A student and part of the Union Institute & University family, he had just completed requirements for his criminal justice management degree at the time of his death. He was awarded his Bachelor of Science degree posthumously in July 2009 at the university’s commencement ceremony.
This year, Union Institute & University has selected two recipients of this esteemed award, Lt. Frederick Bobbitt Jr. and Tony Silva. Both awardees will be recognized as part of Union Institute & University’s Sacramento commencement on July 14, 2013.
|Lt. Frederick Bobbitt Jr.|
Union Institute & University’s California commencement ceremony will be held 11am-2pm, July 14, 2013 at the Sacramento Convention Center Ballroom. Kay C. Goss, emergency management expert and president of World Disaster Management, LLC will be the event’s keynote speaker.
Learn more about Union's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management program.