FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2011
Contact: Janie Guyton Shields
Stay Dry! program recognizes MUW leaders
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Stay Dry! Mississippi Coalition of Partners in Prevention recognized African-Americans making history at a ceremony on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.
MUW leaders honored at the "History in the Making" event included Kennedy Meaders, police chief; Dr. Angelia Paschal, assistant professor in health education; Dr. James Ward, professor of political science; MUW student Leander Carlos Williams and Stay Dry Ambassadors Jessica Robinson, Lisa Foster, Michael Foster, Rayette Friar, Jermeka Smith, Tashonda Mosley, Jeffery Johnson, Isaiah Dixon, Jasmine Becton and Brittany Taylor.
"I am here to focus on reducing underage and binge drinking at this university, “said Rosamund "Claudia" McDavis, MUW alcohol prevention coordinator. “This is being done by raising awareness of the dangers of underage drinking and binge drinking by distributing survey’s to students to get their perception of the drinking culture on campus.”
Stay Dry! Mississippi Coalition of Partners in Prevention is a U.S. Department of Education grant-supported campaign comprised of MUW, Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi. The goals of this grant are to demonstrate a reduction in 30-day alcohol use among under-age students and to demonstrate a reduction in 30-day binge drinking among under-age students.
Stay Dry Ambassador Isaiah Dixon said, “It helps to set the example for my fellow peers. I don’t want them to be hurt or hurt someone else because they made a bad decision.”
For more information about the coalition, visit www.under21staydry.com