PLAINVIEW, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The next is a information launch from Wayland Baptist College:
Wayland Baptist College graduate Ernie Stevens will keynote the annual Willson Lectures occasion, scheduled for March 3-4, on the subject of psychological well being policing. He’ll communicate on the 11 a.m. chapel service to Wayland college students and staff on his experiences within the discipline.
Because of COVID precautions, the college will not be opening the occasion to the general public, however the chapel service shall be streamed dwell on-line by way of the Wayland YouTube channel. These excited by viewing could RSVP to Teresa.Younger@wbu.edu and obtain the hyperlinks to connect with the presentation.
Ernie is a 2018 graduate of Wayland’s San Antonio campus who spent greater than 28 years as an officer with the San Antonio Police Division. He helped develop the SAPD’s first psychological well being unit a number of years in the past and has since grow to be a tireless advocate for this new mannequin of doing police work. He lately retired from the SAPD and is now a full-time guide, coaching different legislation enforcement businesses on the event and sustainability of psychological well being items. He’s a co-contributing creator to “Police Psychological Barricade,” the No. 1 psychological well being class e-book on Amazon.
Ernie has obtained nationwide publicity for his work as one of many costars of “Ernie and Joe: Disaster Cops,” an HBO Emmy-winning documentary, and he additionally stars within the NBC Documentary “A Totally different Sort of Power.” Ernie has been featured on ABC Nightline with Byron Pitts along with many different information associates detailing the psychological well being policing points.
“Since we first heard of Ernie and Joe and their work on this wonderful discipline, we have now been fascinated with their journey and I’ve needed our college students to listen to their tales,” mentioned Teresa Younger, Director of Alumni Relations and chair of the Willson Lectures committee this yr. “Ernie is a robust believer who weaves his religion into his work and can share about that. We’re so excited he’s going to be visiting the campus and impacting our WBU group in a significant manner.”
The Willson Lectures had been established in 1950 by presents from Floydada residents James M. and Mavis Willson. Profitable enterprise individuals and energetic group residents, the Willsons had been devoted Methodist laypersons who had been energetic of their native church. The Willsons supposed for the annual lectureship to characteristic matters associated to “Utilized Christianity” and “Christian Residence and Household Life” they usually labored to safe excellent audio system through the years. The College has continued that sample.
(Information launch from Wayland Baptist College)