Photo Opportunity: UAlbany's Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program to Celebrate 35th Anniversary
Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 14, 2005)
What: The University at Albany's nationally recognized Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program will celebrate its 35th Anniversary Wednesday, November 16, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Alumni House on the uptown campus with the presentation of a donation from the Dominion Foundation and a reception attended by alumni, staff and others who founded, participated in and supported the University's award winning program since 1970.
- Kermit L. Hall, President, University
- Vice Admiral John
R. Ryan, Acting
Chancellor, State University of New
- Donald Raikes, Managing Director,
Marketing and Transportation, Dominion
- Estela M. Rivero, Director,
University at Albany Counseling Center
M. Fan '04, Outreach
Coordinator, Middle Earth
When: Wednesday, November 16, 2005, 3–4:30 p.m.
Where: Alumni House, University at Albany main campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany
Parking will be available in the Dutch Quad lot.
Background: Middle Earth began as CRISIS 5300 back in 1970
when a small group of student volunteers were concerned about
the impact of drugs and 1960s culture and issues on their peers.
Today, their model drug and alcohol prevention and education
programs and committed volunteer staff set the standard nationally
and are routinely recognized and honored with awards from Boost
Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students
(BACCHUS) and Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol
(GAMMA). Over the past 35 years, Middle Earth has trained 15,000
student volunteers, provided hotline assistance to more than
77,000 students in crisis, and presented outreach education
programs to more than 100,000 individuals in need.