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Virginia ABC Salutes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week with 'College Tour' Stop at James Madison University

October 22, 2014

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Kathleen Shaw - (804) 213-4640
Email: pubrel@abc.virginia.gov

Virginia ABC Salutes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week with 'College Tour' Stop at James Madison University

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will kick off its 2014-15 College Tour initiative during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week with a stop at James Madison University (JMU) on Friday, Oct. 24. The one-day alcohol and drug abuse prevention conference will prepare student leaders to promote healthier and safer campus communities.

Media are invited to attend the event for interviews and photographs:

What: Virginia ABC’s College Tour Conference at JMU
When: Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: JMU’s Student Success Center, 738 S. Mason St., Harrisonburg

Speakers:

  • Dr. Mark Warner, JMU senior vice president for student affairs and university planning, will offer opening remarks beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Jessy Lyons, of Green Dot, etc., will present the keynote address “Bystander Intervention, A Call to Action for Safer Communities,” from 9:15-10:15 a.m.
  • Other speakers include:
    • Robert Franklin, Virginia Department of Health, “Capacity Building for Alcohol and Sexual Violence Prevention,” 10:30-11:45 a.m.
    • Thomas Workman, American Institutes for Research, “Campus and Community Partnerships” 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
    • Jill W. Lassiter, Ed.D., Bridgewater College, “Peer Leadership,” 10:30-11:20 a.m.
    • Hillary Barry, University of Virginia, “Stages of Change,” 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
    • Tony Fajardo, JMU, “Organizational Dynamics for Campus Community Activism,” 1-1:50 p.m.
    • College Tour Student Peer Advisory Council, “College Tour GPS Navigation,” 2-2:45 p.m.

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The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $1.8 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 350 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 16,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. Now celebrating its 80th anniversary, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.

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