Truman Program and Senior Receive Awards

Truman received honors at the recent BACCHUS Area 5 Conference, Meeting of the Minds in Kansas City, Mo.

Sleep Awareness Week won the Outstanding Program Award. It was sponsored by University Counseling Services, the Student Public Health Association and the Health 440 class. Events included hammocks on the Quad, sheep on the Quad and a pajama day. All events were focused on providing information and tips about healthy sleep.

Courtney Perrachione a senior health science major from Kirksville, Mo., received the Outstanding Senior Award at the conference. Perrachione was nominated by fellow BACCHUS and GAMMA members for her strong leadership skills and commitment to the organization. Perrachione has been a member of BACCHUS and GAMMA for three years and has served as president, vice president, alcohol awareness week chair and speaker committee co-chair. BACCHUS and GAMMA is a peer education network focused on alcohol abuse prevention and other related student health and safety issues.

The Meeting of the Minds: Networking for Success in Prevention is a regional prevention and health education conference for college and university peer educators, their advisors, administrators, and campus and community law enforcement.

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