Kennesaw State University receives $10,750 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

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Grant is the sixth award from the governor’s office to combat alcohol abuse

KENNESAW, Ga(Nov. 30, 2012) - Kennesaw State University is joining forces with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to combat alcohol abuse, including underage drinking and impaired driving.

Through GOHS, the WellStar College of Health & Human Services’ Center for Health Promotion and Wellness has received a $10,750 grant to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program. Designed for colleges and universities throughout the state, the Georgia Young Adult Program focuses on peer education in order to promote and bring awareness to highway safety issues, including alcohol education, alcohol abuse prevention, impaired driving, underage drinking, risk reductions and other destructive decisions.

The long-term goal of the program is to create safer, more healthy campus environments. Kennesaw State will use this grant to help educate students on the detriments of drinking and driving and other components of alcohol misuse. The grant runs from Oct. 1, 2012 thru Sept. 30, 2013. The grant is the Center for Health Promotion and Wellness’ sixth award from GOHS.

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.