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Virginia ABC Kicks Off Spring ‘College Tour’ With Stop at Virginia Tech

February 19, 2015

News Release Contact:

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

Virginia ABC Kicks Off Spring ‘College Tour’ With Stop at Virginia Tech

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will kick off its Spring 2015 College Tour initiative with a stop at Virginia Tech on Saturday, Feb. 21. The one-day alcohol 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 Virginia Tech
When: Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Virginia Tech Squires Student Center, 290 College Ave., Blacksburg

Speakers:

  • Dr. Richard J. Ferraro, Virginia Tech assistant vice president for student affairs, will offer opening remarks beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Ryan M. Travia, M.Ed., Harvard University, will present the keynote address “Brownouts, Blackouts & BAL’s: An Inside Look at Alcohol and the Brain,” from 9:15–10:15 a.m.
  • Other speakers include:
    • Thomas Workman, American Institutes for Research, “Campus and Community Partnerships,” 10:30–11:30 a.m.
    • Jill W. Lassiter, Ed.D., Bridgewater College, “Peer Leadership,” 12:15–1:15 p.m.
    • Virginia College Alcohol Leadership Council (VaCALC) Best Practices, 1:45–2:45 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 351 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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