For the sixth year in a row, JSU Peer Educators were
recognized by the BACCHUS Network as an exemplary program in Area 8. This area
includes all colleges and universities in the states of Alabama,
Mississippi and Tennessee. JSU Peer Educators were awarded
Area 8 Outstanding Program of the Year, and Mr. Adam Green was awarded Area 8
Advisor of the Year at the spring conference held at
on February 15-16, 2008.
Twenty-two universities were represented at the conference
which included Area 8 and Area 9. Students had the opportunity to attend
several sessions providing them with information, tips and ideas about
programming on campus and how to improve their communication with their peers.
“It is an opportunity
for them to learn about what is happening at other institutions involved with
peer education through the BACCHUS Network,” said Rickey Naugher. Mr. Naugher
is the head advisor to the JSU Peer Educators.
JSU Peer Educators and Advisors are joined at dinner by Drew
Hunter, President/CEO of the BACCHUS Network. From left: Christi Jackson
(President), Spencer Tinsley (Student Advisory Committee Area 8), Rickey
Naugher (Advisor), Adam Green (Advisor), Drew Hunter, Alina Lackey, Terrence
Windham (Vice-president), and Jasmine George
At the honors banquet JSU Peer Educators were recognized for
their efforts in sponsoring the Student Health Fair which has become an annual
event in September. Other universities receiving awards included the University
of Miami, Florida State University, the Citadel and
Mr. Adam Green was nominated by members of JSU Peer Educators for Advisor of
the Year and selected by the Area 8 awards committee.
Mr. Adam Green, Advisor of the Year Area 8, Peer Educators,
“It is really an honor to be recognized. This group works so
hard at making the JSU community healthier, safer and well-informed on so many
issues. I am proud to serve as one of their advisors,” Green said.
The JSU Peer Educators have had a very productive 2007-2008
school year as is evident by their recognition at this conference and the
General Assembly held in November 2007. At the General Assembly the group was
awarded National Outstanding Affiliate for campuses with a population of
Students interested in becoming a Peer Educator for
2008-2009 should attend one of two interest meetings being held on March 5th
and 6th in the TMB. Please contact Counseling and Career Services at
256-782-5745 for more information.