Dickie Brunson, Chief United States Probation Officer to speak at SC State

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Orangeburg, S.C. - The Department of Social Sciences at SC State will host guest speaker, Dickie Brunson, Chief United States probation officer for the district of South Carolina, during the Social Sciences Speaker’s Forum. The event will be held on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the Barbara L. Vaughn Fine Arts Center.

The Social Sciences Speaker’s Forum is an initiative to bring distinguished personalities to SC State to discuss topical issues.

“We designed this forum to help endow our students with the skill sets necessary for a successful transition from college to the workplace in a time of uncertainty, said Dr. Benedict Jua, interim chair for the department of Social Sciences at SC State.

Brunson will provide students with vital information concerning how to prepare for and obtain government jobs (both federal and state levels), as well as information about best practices for successful careers in government.

Brunson earned a bachelor of arts degree in Business Administration from Claflin University in Orangeburg S.C.
He served as a probation officer with the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services in Sumter and Florence counties. He also served as court liaison between the Sumter County Probation Office and circuit court judges presiding over court in the county.

In December 2001, Brunson became the assistant deputy chief U.S. probation officer in Florence, S.C. and in May 2007 Brunson was sworn in as Chief United States probation officer for the district of South Carolina. The District includes offices in Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg, Charleston, Beaufort and Florence. Brunson currently serves 13 U.S. district court judges and seven U.S. magistrate court judges.

For more information on Chief Brunson’s visit and the Social Sciences Speaker’s Forum please contact Dr. Benedict Jua at (803) 536-8969.