NU Directions garners national recognition for campus alcohol prevention

NU Directions garners national recognition for campus alcohol prevention

09 Nov 2010    

NU Directions as been recognized as one of 12 “case histories” of effective campus alcohol prevention in Field Experiences in Effective Prevention: The U.S. Department of Education’s Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses Grants, published in May 2010 by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe ad Drug-free Schools, Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention.

Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Office of Safe and Drug-free Schools, U.S. Department of Education, recognized NU Directions as one of five programs nationwide for effective campus prevention to reduce high risk drinking among college students. The award, which comes with $100,000 for program enhancement, was presented at the national meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education, National Harbor, Maryland, October 17-20.

Ian Newman and Duane Shell (Educational Psychology) and James Griesen (Educational Administration) have been leaders in the NU Directions initiative since its beginning, along with Linda Major (Office of Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and formerly NU Directions director), Owen Yardley (Chief of UNL Police), Tom Casady (Chief of Lincoln Police), and a committed coalition of campus, community, and neighborhood leaders.

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