Program Staff

Don Swogger

Don E. Swogger

dswogger@frostburg.edu

M.Ed Health Psychology

Position: Advisor

Years at FSU: 30
Hometown: Sharon PA
Favorite Quote: "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care"

Alexandra Schofield President

Alexandra Schofield

Position: President

Major: Mathematics

Year: Senior

Alexandra Schofield is our current FSU Peer Education Network President. Peer education has been influential in her life since her high school years. While still in high school, Schofield was a member of a Youth in Action program run through the local health department. During her four years with the program, she helped educate her classmates through radio ads, social media, bulletin boards, and tabling. This role allowed her to develop her love for leadership.

Afterward, Schofield went on to serve a contract with her local AmeriCorps program, engaging in prevention and education within her community. Through this opportunity, she became part of a program that served kids in grades 3-8 who were living with or through adverse childhood experiences. In this role, she played a crucial role in educating and supporting these students as they returned to school full time. Her work not only involved education but also included starting preventative measures against self-destructive behaviors.

Schofield's dedication to community involvement extended to her role as an elected member on the Garrett County Drug Free Communities Coalition Board. In this capacity, she served as the student member of the board for Garrett College. Currently, she is actively working to create a similar position on Frostburg's board for both college and high school levels. When she's not on campus, you can find her on the docks at Deep Creek Lake, scooping ice cream, or enjoying the beauty of the state parks surrounding her.

 


Ryan Butler Vice President

Ryan Butler

Position: BURG Peer Education Network Vice President

Major: Early Childhood Education

Year: Senior

Vice-President Ryan Butler. A recent Graduate of Allegany College of Maryland class of Spring 2022, he is now attending Frostburg State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. For the past 7-years he has worked Part-time at the YMCAs of Fredericksburg and Stafford Rappahannock Area YMCA as the Assistant Director of childcare, and Cumberland branch as an afterschool teacher. As Frostburg participated in the Burg Peer Education and became a nationally certified Peer educator. Throughout my employment with the Y, he has gained certifications in Medical Administration, First-Aid and CPR, leadership and team management, and occupational health and safety.

 


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Christopher D Parris Public Relations Chair

Christopher D Parris

Position: Public Relations Chair

Major: Mass Communication

Year: Sophomore

Chris Parris is a transfer student from Columbia, Maryland. Chris attended Howard Community College for two years before transferring to Frostburg State University. During his youth, Chris was a member of the Boy Scouts of America. He earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout in 2020. When Chris was in high school, he was a staff writer for the school newspaper, the Hammond Bear Press. Chris aspires to be a broadcast journalist for either television or radio. In his free time, Chris likes to write stories and self-educate himself on various topics of history. Other passions include cinema and amateur photography.


BURG Peer Education Network

S.A.F.E. Office in Pullen Hall, Room 109
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532

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Don Swogger
Director of Substance Abuse | S.A.F.E. Office

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