AOD: 10-20-2016

Drug Free Campus Committee
October 20, 2016

Members Present:

Dr. Rosemary Coffman, Associate Dean (Student Affairs); Howard Bushart, Allied Health Chair / Instructor; Adrian Touchstone, Student Ambassador; Laura Lane Worley, Sociology instructor; Ehab Mustafa, Veterans Center; Brook Barraza, Student

Absent:

Aaron Crowell, Detective, Baytown Police Department; Amanda Summers, Human Resources Director; Zane Moseley, Student Activities; Paige Sorge, Assistant Coach (volleyball); Amber Buras, Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol; Mike Spletter, Student Activities Director; Marcus King, Assist Coach (basketball); J.R. Velez, Security Captain

Review of Minutes from September 15

Approved as written.

Drug Awareness Day / November 3

Our fall Drug Awareness Day is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Weather permitting, the event will be outdoors. A subcommittee has met twice to work out the details of the event.

There are also some prevention students working on the event.

  • Vendors that have confirmed include TABC, MADD, AA, Baytown Fire Department, Baytown Police, Council on Recovery, The PaRC, Texas Pictures, UTMB Center for Addiction Research, Unlimited Visions, Cenikor. We decided to hold off on the wrecked care until a spring event.
  • For this event, we are moving away from the focus on drug free to a focus on health with the theme “Be a Rebel … Dare to be Healthy.”
  • Flyers are ready and was made available to the group.
  • Rosemary has sent out a follow-up letter to the vendors with more details which included
    parking information and a copy of the flyer.
  • We will have volunteers working the event making sure we get some evaluations completed.

For each student who completes the evaluation, they will be able to draw for a door prize. Several students have volunteered. Names of others who would like to volunteer should be sent to Rosemary.

Membership

For this meeting, we welcomed Brook Bonanza as a new member to the committee. Brooke is a student in the alcohol and drug counseling program At our last meeting, we talked about having a representative from the volleyball or basketball team, but no one has stepped forward. Rosemary will work on these membership issues.

Other Reports / Old News

  • BACODA sponsored the viewing of the documentary “Generation Found” with the support of Lee College and Baytown Police Department. This documentary is about how Houston tackles the addiction crisis among its youth—looking at alternative peer groups, sober high schools, and collegiate support groups. The screening was October 13th at Premier Cinema 11 at the San Jacinto Mall. After the viewing, there was a panel discussion with Dr. Annette Edens, President of Cornerstone Recovery and Barbara Dwyer, founder of the UH Collegiate Recovery program.
  • We had a table at Fall Fiesta which was the same day as this committee meeting. We shared a table with Campus SaVE and had flyers for the November 3rd event available. We would like to investigate the purchase of a table cover to have for the events such as this.
  • We are still investigating the possibility of conducting the CORE survey on campus. Howard did some preliminary work on the cost which is around $200.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 9th at 2 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Rosemary Coffman, PhD, CRC, LCDC
Dr. Rosemary Coffman, Associate Dean of Student Affairs