UMass Dartmouth Peer Health Educators Named "Outstanding Peer Education Group" In New England
2011 Apr 28The UMass Dartmouth Peer Health Educators were awarded "Outstanding Peer Education Group" for the New England area at a recent annual meeting of the BACCHUS Network (www.bacchusnetwork.org), a national non-profit organization that actively promotes student leadership on healthy and safe lifestyle decisions. Kelly Ann Boehm (UMass Dartmouth College of Nursing ,'10) was also named "Outstanding Peer Educator Alumnus-Area 10 (New England)". The Outstanding Peer Education Group award is granted to "a peer education group which shows commitment to impacting their campus community, accepts growth and leadership opportunities, works effectively as a team, collaborates well with campus groups and organizations, and demonstrates passion, creativity, and follow-through in activities." The Outstanding Alumnus award is granted to an alumnus who has "contributed to their community through their work or philanthropy and has served as a positive role model to BACCHUS." The award continues a string of honors for the UMass Dartmouth Peer Health Education Program. UMass Dartmouth Coordinator of Health Education and Promotion Beth-Anne Vieira, who leads campus efforts to train students to help their peers live healthy lives, was named "Outstanding Advisor" for the New England area in 2010. In 2009, the UMass Dartmouth Peer Health Educators received the Outstanding Peer Education Group-Area 10 (New England), and George Henry Aulson IV (UMass Dartmouth College of Nursing, '08) received Outstanding Alumnus-Area 10 (New England). The UMass Dartmouth Peer Health Educators are:
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