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FSU BURG Peer Education Network Wins Second Place at National Conference

Frostburg State University’s BURG Peer Education Network won second place for its educational display at the BACCHUS General Assembly conference in November. The display was recognized for demonstrating leadership, peer education, creativity and incorporating the conference theme of “Fresh Ideas for Peer Education.”

The conference was held in Atlanta, Ga., where FSU students attended over 60 educational programs and brought back new ideas for the spring semester. In addition to being recognized for the creative display, BURG Peer Education member Mark Freeman was elected to the Area 12 Student Advisory Committee.

The students who attended the conference were Crystal Alexander, Taylor Bradley, Melinda Croft, Amanda Demler, Ben Erzkus, Laura Fehle, Freeman, Megan Long, Amber O’Kane, Anastasia Otranto, Dawn Wiggins and the BURG Peer Education Network Adviser Don Swogger.

The BURG Peer Education Network is planning make a presentation at the BACCHUS Regional 12 conference at Virginia Commonwealth University on Saturday, March 29. They will be presenting their new educational program: “House Rules: Prescription Addiction.” The program is based on the Fox hit series “House” and uses the characters in the television show to depict lessons about addiction, denial, rationalizing, disease concept, addiction cycle and enabling.

For more information visit the BACCHUS Web site at or call the FSU S.A.F.E. office at (301) 687-4761.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589