Dr. Julia E. Antoine, MBA, 2006
Dr. Julia E. Antoine began writing professionally at the age of 19. At that time, she wrote short stories for the local radio station in her hometown is St. Lucia. She gave up writing when she moved to the United States to attend college. She has since earned several degrees, including two masters (one from CSU) and a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University in Boston. During the course of her schooling, she wrote and published a working curriculum for a career school, a business manual and its answer key, as well as other literary work. In 2010, she revisited her first love, writing for fun and enjoyment. Dr. Antoine writes children’s books under her given name and romance novels under her pen name, Ju Ephraime.
Lisa Collins-Haynes, MBA, 2014
Lisa received her undergraduate degree and MBA from CSU. While her undergraduate degree was in hospitality and tourism, she knew she did not want to work directly in the hospitality industry. She now focuses more on the tourism side and works as an international travel writer and photographer. Lisa travels the world looking for new perspectives to write about and share with readers. She currently works as a freelance writer for several online and printed publications.
In the last three years, Lisa has traveled to 25 countries and six continents to cover in her articles. She says, “While the sun remains the same…the sunset leaves different footprints across the sky in each country. It’s been an eye-opening experience and I credit CSU for arming me with the necessary tools to navigate through the systems of this industry.”
JJ Hensley, MS Criminal Justice, 2010
J.J. Hensley is a former police officer and former Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service who has drawn upon his experiences in law enforcement to write stories full of suspense and insight. Hensley, who is originally from Huntington, West Virginia, graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Administration of Justice and has a M.S. degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University. He lives with his wife and daughter near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Hensley’s first novel, “Resolve”, was named one of the Best Books of 2013 by Suspense Magazine and was named a finalist for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers Organization.
He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime. Portions of the sales from his second novel, “Measure Twice”, go toward breast cancer research through the non-profit group Par for the Cure.
Dr. Ambrose E Edebe, MBA, 2010
Dr. Edebe, who received his MBA with CSU and holds many other degrees, has authored the book “The Manager’s Handbook”, which will provide students, supervisors, managers and others with a proven solution to the people problems they face on the job.
After relocating to the United States in 1995 from England, Dr. Edebe served at the Baltimore, Maryland City Department of Social Services and retired as the district manager in 2009. He currently serves as the president of Trinity Professional Services, LLC and Trinity International Theological Seminary, in Maryland.
Yokeitha A. Ramey, MS Occupational Safety & Health, 2007
“Drummer Boy: A Glimpse Into the Life of Dinerral Shavers” tells the story of Ramey’s brother, Dinerral Shavers. He was murdered in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 28, 2006. Dinerral was a mentor and teacher to the students at L.E.Rabouin High School in New Orleans, was a member of the Hot 8Brass Band, and was loved by everyone. The book is a biographical journey into the life and death of Dinerral Shavers.