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Bentley Receives Third Consecutive National Prevention Excellence Award (2008-2009), Recognized for Alcohol Prevention Initiatives

April 8, 2009

For the third consecutive year, Bentley received the 2008-2009 Prevention Excellence Award from Outside the Classroom, Inc. The award honors institutions that have achieved excellence in alcohol prevention efforts -- significantly improving the quality of student life.

Jeannette Buntin, director of the Multicultural Center, accepted the award on behalf of Jessica Greher, assistant director for Wellness and coordinator, Alcohol and Other Drugs Education, at a ceremony on March 10 at the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington.

Bentley was among eight national finalist institutions, which included the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester (highest honor), Eastern Illinois University, Emory University, Harvard University, Miami University, St. John’s University, the University of Iowa. Five Greek organizations also received awards.

All applications were evaluated by an independent review panel made up of previous Prevention Excellence Award recipients and nationally recognized prevention experts. Applications were evaluated on five criteria: Implementation Practices, Communication Strategy, Programmatic Linkages, Organizational Linkages, and Program Evaluation.

Type: Campus News