Denison Invites Peer Education Leader For Program On Alcohol Awareness
Posted: March 23, 2001
Carolyn Cornelison, who has spoken to more than 150 college campus groups, will come to Denison University for a presentation at 8 p.m. on Monday (March 26) in Slayter Auditorium. Cornelison will speak on "Courage to Care." Her appearance, which is free and open to the public, is being sponsored by Residential Life, Greek Affairs, Athletics and Physical Education, and Health and Counseling.
In addition to her evening program, Cornelison will meet with the Coalition, a group of faculty, students and administrative staff that deal with issues of alcohol on campus, and will have dinner with a group of student leaders.
Most recently Cornelison served as the director of special programs for the BACCHUS (Boost Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students) and GAMMA (Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol) Peer Education Network. She coordinated the efforts of the national staff in projects such as National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, safe spring break activities and the NCAA Lifeskills program. Cornelison also served as director of the Campus Alcohol and Drug Information Center on the campus of Florida State University from 1988 to 1991.
Cornelison has been an associate of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drugs and served as both a faculty member and a board member for the Florida School of Addiction Studies. She earned her bachelor's degree at Georgia State University, a master's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and her doctorate in physical education from the Florida State University. She was a student athlete and a sorority member as an undergraduate.
As she shares her own college experiences, Cornelison teaches students to understand the signs of out-of-control behaviors and what to do about them, to become aware of these behaviors in themselves and those around them and how to gain the courage to take the steps needed to help someone who has a problem with alcohol.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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