19 January 2006
JSU Peer Educators
Win National Recognition
For 30 years the Bacchus Network has devoted itself to
promoting healthy and safe lifestyle decisions on college campuses throughout
the world. This year Jacksonville State University's Peer Educators were honored
with six other campuses for their outstanding impaired driving prevention
program. JSU's Peer Educators' "Arrive Alive in 2005" program was published in
Along These Lines: Impaired Driving Prevention Guide distributed by The Bacchus
Jacksonville State University was recognized in 2005 as a model
program for their Impaired Driving Prevention Program. Only 7 universities
nationwide were recognized and their programs were listed in a news magazine and
sent throughout the nation for use by other Bacchus Network Affiliates. The
other six universities this year that were published in this magazine were the
University of Tampa, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Florida State University,
the University of Virginia, Elon University, and Humboldt State University. Mr.
Rickey Naugher, Director of Counseling & Career Services at JSU said, "This
recognition is an outstanding achievement for the JSU Peer Educators. This shows
these programs are model programs not only for our area but also for the entire
United States." Mr. Naugher was also recognized as an Outstanding Advisor by the
Bacchus Network in 2005. Mr. Naugher expressed his pride in the hard work of the
JSU Peer Educators and their advisors who made the "Arrive Alive in 2005"
program a reality.
JSU's Peer Educators' "Arrive Alive in 2005" program
was a huge success with over 2200 students signing pledge cards not to drink and
drive. The group continues to advance the goal of eliminating impaired driving
through awareness and personal responsibility.
University Peer Educators is the local chapter of an international organization
known as The Bacchus Network. These students have taken the initiave to to offer
leadership to their peers on certain issues. Their number one goal is to create
a more positive, healthy campus environment. As an affiliate of the Bacchus
Network, the JSU Peer Educators focus on events and activities that meet the
specific needs of the JSU campus. They coordinate and publicize events for:
National Alcohol Awareness Week, Sexual Responsibility Week, and Safe Spring
Break programs. The JSU Peer Educators are sponsored by JSU's Counseling &
Career Services Department.
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