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BSC Receives NCAA CHOICES Grant to Develop Alcohol Education Campaign

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    Friday, July 12 2013
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

(Bluefield)— The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has awarded a CHOICES education grant to Bluefield State College (BSC) to develop an alcohol education campaign led by student athletes and other student leaders for the benefit of all BSC students. The NCAA provides this funding to promote and integrate athletics into campus-wide efforts to reduce alcohol and drug abuse and educate the student body about the risks associated with alcohol and drug use. This will be a three-year $30,000 grant administered by Dr. Cravor Jones, Director of Counseling, and coordinated by Mr. Terry Brown, Athletic Director.

In 1991, Anheuser-Busch recognized the opportunities that athletics could provide to educate people about alcohol abuse and endowed the NCAA with $2.5 million to create a grant program to help colleges integrate athletics into campus-wide alcohol education efforts.

"We are very pleased to receive funding through the NCAA for this valuable education program," noted Dr. Marsha Krotseng, BSC President. "The CHOICES grant will provide student leadership opportunities and offer an informative and creative approach to alcohol education campus-wide. BSC looks forward to implementing the ACES (Alcohol Choices Education for Students) program this fall to encourage healthy behavior and attitudes among students and assist them in making informed choices about alcohol consumption."

Funding received from the grant will provide student leadership opportunities as well as collaboration opportunities to BSC departments and will bring an informative and creative alcohol education campaign to all students.