Outside The Classroom is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Prevention Excellence Awards! This award program recognizes individuals, institutions, and Greek organizations that have achieved excellence in their alcohol prevention efforts. Finalists were selected by a panel of peer institutions and prevention experts.
University of Central Missouri - A shining example of a campus that has made alcohol prevention an institution-wide priority, they have successfully tracked alcohol-related attrition, demonstrated adherence to the process of strategic planning, developed a strong model for tracking their progress over time, and demonstrated a strong foundation in academic literature and behavioral theory.
Sigma Nu Fraternity - This fraternity has established itself as a pioneer in the Greek community with an innovative approach to eliminate hazing by launching a social media project leading up to the National Hazing Prevention Week. A group of contributers blogged and tweeted answers to a different excuse to hazing each day, called the "40 Answers in 40 Days," which became a new resource for students, alumni, and campus professionals.
Outstanding AOD Professional Award
The Outstanding AOD Professional Award recognizes the exceptional performance of an individual who has demonstrated continued commitment to the field of alcohol and other drug prevention.
Kelly Parsley - of Carroll College in Helena, Montana, has created and managed their comprehensive campus Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program. This includes conducting annual campus assessments and reviewing campus policies. She also educates students and staff on alcohol use, abuse, and area resources, and conducts an education course for students with alcohol violations. Ms. Parsley is responsible for referring students to campus counseling, created a campus social norms campaign, and lastly managed a harm reduction strategy to prevent intoxicated students from driving. Ms. Parlsey has shown dedication and a breadth of knowledge in prevention.