During 2012, alumnus Alex Gregory, who holds two master’s degrees from Georgia College and has served for more than 20 years as a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees, has been awarded the Mike Mansfield Award, presented by The Japan-America Society of Georgia. The award honors former Ambassador Mansfield’s efforts in fostering good will between Japan and the United States. Currently, Gregory serves as chairman of YKK Corporation of America’s board of directors and president and CEO of the Marietta-based company.
Georgia College receives Young Adult Program Grant
The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has awarded an $8,230 Young Adult Program grant to Georgia College under the direction of University Health Educator Rachel Sullivan.
Georgia College’s program, “Safe and Sound,” will receive funding for the eighth consecutive year, totaling $71,230. The funding helps support the student peer education organization, P.A.W.S.: Peers Advocating Wellness Successfully, as well as various campus initiatives designed to help reduce high-risk alcohol use and to promote seatbelt use.
The goals of the project are to increase seatbelt usage, reduce high-risk drinking and reduce drunk driving among college students through peer education and law enforcement programs. Some of these initiatives include alcohol-free events, highway safety information and participation in awareness campaigns such as National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.
“We have students signed up to be trained as Bacchus Network nationally certified peer educators,” said Sullivan who serves as project director. “The Peer Educators will help coordinate alcohol-free programming on campus.”
Georgia College has a campus-wide effort involving cooperation from Student Health Services, Public Safety, Campus Life and University Housing.
For more information contact Rachel Sullivan at (478) 445-1780.