Frostburg State University’s BURG Peer Education Network was awarded the highest honor of Outstanding Peer Education Network Affiliate and won first place in the exhibit competition at the Peer Education Network Regional Conference held at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Standing, from left, Lap Nguyen, Katie Queen, Becky Clevenger, Kellie Vanderhout, Abbey Simpson, Jordan Schupfer, advisor Don Swogger, Greg Brightbill, Ashley Ermer and Laura Fehle. Kneeling, from left, Bobby Croft and Mark Freeman.
Eleven students and their advisor, Don Swogger, attended the conference. Swogger presented a workshop on effective prevention programs in higher education. FSU graduate Nicki Bollino was awarded outstanding Peer Education Alumni.
The students who attended the conference were Greg Brightbill of Monrovia, Md.; Becky Clevenger of Hagerstown, Md.; Bobby Croft of Frostburg; Ashley Ermer of Sykesville, Md.; Laura Fehle of Westminster, Md.; Mark Freeman of Pasadena, Md.; Lap Nguyen of Pocomoke City, Md., Katie Queen of Taneytown, Md.; and Jordan Schupfer, Abbey Simpson and Kellie Vanderhout, all of Cumberland, Md.
The BURG Peer Education Network, a student organization whose members encourage healthy choices among their fellow students, has been active on campus for 21 years. For more information, contact the S.A.F.E. Office at 301-687-4761 or visit www.burgpeereducationnetwork.com.