FSC Students to Share Healthy Campus Initiatives at Conference
LAKELAND, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2009) — Three Florida Southern students will present information about campus initiatives regarding tobacco use and a wellness television show at a conference sponsored by The BACCHUS Network, a nonprofit organization that promotes campus- and communitywide leadership on lifestyle decisions concerning alcohol abuse, tobacco use, illegal drug use, unhealthy sexual practices, and other high-risk behaviors.
The students will represent the FSC Healthy Campus Coalition – a group of peer educators that promote wellness through workshops and campuswide programs – at the Area 9 Conference for The BACCHUS Network, which will be held Feb. 28 at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Ga.
Sophomores Ketia Harris, a religion and studio art major, and Welty Spears, a nursing major, will present FSC's Tobacco Awareness Program, which trains and equips peer educators to effectively provide tobacco information and resources to college students. The college students, in turn, have educated more than 1,000 Central Florida middle school pupils about tobacco use through the Internet, multimedia, and interactive activities.
Megan Albrecht, a junior communication major, will present on Wellness TV @ FSC. Megan is executive producer of the student-produced television and Internet show that promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages students to talk about health and wellness issues. Wellness TV @ FSC has been nominated for Outstanding Program for the Area 9 BACCHUS Network.
The Healthy Campus Coalition is an arm of the Colleges Department of Wellness.