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Frostburg student recognized at assembly

December 14, 2006

FROSTBURG, Md.- Amber O'Kane, a student at Frostburg State University and a Hagerstown native, was recognized during the National BACCHUS General Assembly Nov. 11 in Anaheim, Calif.

O'Kane, a recreation major who is minoring in psychology, attended the event in association with the BURG Peer Education Network, an FSU organization that is dedicated to creating a safe college campus by promoting healthy lifestyles through educational programs and fun social activities. She was selected to be SAC (Student Advisory Committee) for region 12.

"O'Kane will represent our region and work with other peer education networks to enhance their programs," said Don Swogger, FSU network adviser. "She'll also help plan next year's General Assembly in Atlanta."

The FSU BURG group also won a national award in the category of "Best Educational Program" at the National BACCHUS General Assembly for its pilot educational outreach PowerPoint presentation titled "Frostburg 24." Borrowing stylish plot elements from Fox's popular TV show, "24," the 24-minute-long "Frostburg 24" educates students about risk reduction and protective factors regarding alcohol through the espionage antics of the program's characters, Jack and Chloe, played by FSU peer educators.

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To learn more about the BURG program, call 301-687-4761.

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