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5 July 2007

ApSADS Exiting Co-Founder Honored
Amidst Record Attendance

ApSADS Executive Committee members pictured here, from left to right,  Betty "Bo" Hagan, Rickey Naugher, Kathleen Friery, William Meehan, & Larry Robinson

The Seventh Annual Appalachian School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (ApSADS) opened with a tribute to Dr. Kathleen Friery for her hard work and dedication to ApSADS for the past 6 years. A special slideshow presentation was given in her honor along with a dozen roses. It was a great start to a record breaking year.

In its first year, ApSADS offered 6 classes to 100 participants. This year's Appalachian School had over 400 participants with 14 classes offered. The school continues to grow because of the hard work of the planning committee, the sponsors, and people throughout Alabama and Georgia who continue to support the school on a regular basis. ApSADS would like to thank JSU's Continuing Education Department for their support and dedication to the school. The participants' evaluations were very positive expressing a desire to attend ApSADS 8.

ApSADS would also like to thank Dr. William Meehan for his continued participation and support of the school. His encouragement and support is not only noted by the planning committee but by the atendees who appreciate his warm welcome and participation in the opening keynote address.

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