NEWPORT, R.I. - Steven O'Donnell, United States Marshal for the District of Rhode Island, will be the featured speaker during Salve Regina's 12th annual Law Day observance, scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.
O’Donnell, who will become superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and commissioner of public safety in June, earned his master’s degree from Salve Regina in 1993. He is a 2010 inductee into Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society.
Tonight’s observance will also include the presentation of the McGarry Memorial Scholarship and the Outstanding Intern Awards, along with inductions into Alpha Phi Sigma.
After serving for 23 years in many different capacities with the Rhode Island State Police, O'Donnell was appointed U.S. Marshal in November 2009. He is responsible for supervision and management of all programs including admiralty, fugitive investigations, sex offender investigation, asset forfeiture, court and judicial security and witness protection.
Fifteen undergraduate students will be inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, including Susan Campers '12, Michael Carmack '12, Kristen Cokely '11, Alicia Connor '12, Alexandra Horan '12, Kelly Jones '12, Mallory LaPierre '12, Kate McGovern '12, Kelly Munger '12, Cedar Preston Niles '11, Andrea Paone '11, Jennie Perito '12, John Ryan '12, Daniel Woods '11 and Julianna Zitz '12.
Brian Bouthillette, a 1998 master’s degree graduate who is senior vice president of executive protection services for Bank of America, will receive an honorary induction into Alpha Phi Sigma.
In his role, Bouthillette he has dual responsibilities, which include managing the physical and personal security associated with the bank's executive management team and the security management of all major events sponsored or hosted by Bank of America, such as the Olympics, NASCAR, PGA, NFL and MLB, as well as board of directors and internal executive management meetings.
Law Day was established in 1958 by President Dwight Eisenhower to strengthen the nation's heritage of liberty, justice and equality under law. The national theme for 2011 is "The Legacy of John Adams from Boston to Guantanamo."