Risks, Consequences of Social Media Topic of Presentation at CCCC


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Cloud County Community College’s Campus Culture Committee will be host to a presentation and panel discussion on the risks and consequences of social media in the world today. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 9:30-10:50 a.m. in Cook Theatre on the Concordia campus.

Sgt. Jeffery Swanson, Commander of the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, will speak on the dangers and consequences of social media. His talk will be followed by a panel discussion examining social media and its affects on students.

Swanson worked as a patrolman for the Wichita Police Department for nine years, and was then assigned to the Exploited and Missing Child Unit as a detective. He was the lead investigator in more than 1,500 cases of child victimization. From 2004 to 2009, he was assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, and then assigned to Detainee Operations in Baghdad, Iraq, conducting war crime investigations committed by insurgents. In April 2014, he was named the Commander of the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

After Swanson’s, presentation, the panel will meet with students from 11 a.m.-noon to discuss social media. Members of the panel are: Eric Gilliland, CCCC head baseball coach; Dr. Gina Sharp, Fort Hays State University professor; Lt. Devin Anderson, Concordia Police Department’s Cyber Security unit; and Jessica Brucken, Broadway Plaza Coordinator.

Law enforcement, professionals, first responders, and the public are all encouraged to attend. Both presentations are free.

For more information, contact Beth Whisler at CCCC at 785.243.1435, ext. 262.

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Derek Nester
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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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