Ritaman Brian Flisk '11 Embodies Perseverance and Determination at St. Ambrose University

After collecting his St. Ambrose University Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Criminal Justice and Sociology this past May, Brian Flisk’s natural inclination was to scan the audience for the face of the father who for years had stressed the value and importance of a college education.

His bachelor’s degree was the first step in the son’s mission to honor his father’s legacy. His pursuit of a master’s is step two. The determined young man’s goal, however, will be fully achieved only on the day he joins the Chicago Police Department, a dream that dates back to early childhood, when he ran to hug his uniformed father at the door each afternoon.