CSU Students Chosen as 2016 Rising Stars of Safety 12/1/2016 Columbia Southern University congratulates two of its students on being selected as members of the National Safety Council’s Class of 2016 Rising Stars of Safety. Students Brandon Goings and Bryan Netherland were among the 43 honored in recognition of their efforts to promote continuous safety improvements at their companies and organizations. The rising stars are safety professionals under 40 who are poised to become tomorrow’s safety leaders, according to the NSC. Goings, of Liberty, Texas, is a HSE supervisor for Fluor Corp and was praised as a rising star for his work in developing and facilitating a leading indicator initiative. Netherland, of Monroe, La., works as an EHS manager with Berry Plastics. He was honored as a star for his efforts in engaging employees and his focus “on driving a once reactive safety culture into one of proactivity, focusing on leading indicators,” according to the NSC announcement of the stars. Columbia Southern University salutes these two students for their sincere desire to create a safe and healthy workplace for workers. Columbia Southern University offers online certificate, undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various fields such as occupational safety and health, fire administration, human resource management, criminal justice and business administration. To learn more, visit www.ColumbiaSouthern.edu.