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21 February 2008

JSU Peer Educators Win Awards
at Spring Conference
Held at Clemson University

JSU Peer Educators at Clemson Awarded Outstanding Program of the Year - Area 8
--Sixth Year in a Row--

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 Clemson University 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 Rhodes College. 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, 2007-2008

“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 5,000-12,000 students.


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.


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