AOD: 11-29-2017

Drug-Free Campus Committee — Nov. 29, 2017

Members Present:
Dr. Rosemary Coffman, Associate Dean
Amber Buras, Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol
Howard Bushart, Allied Health Chair / Instructor
Zane Moseley, Student Activities
Ehab Mustafa, Veterans Center
Mike Spletter, Student Activities Director
Amanda Summers, Human Resources Director
J.R. Velez, Security Captain
Valerie Lee, LSSS/EDUC1200 instructor

Absent:
Paige Sorge, Assistant Volleyball Coach
Brook Barraza, Student
Marcus King, Assistant Basketball Coach
Aaron Crowell, Detective, Baytown PD

Review of Minutes from Oct. 25
The minutes were approved as written.

Old Business

  • Tomorrow (Nov. 30), the college is hosting a screening of the documentary “The Last High.” The event has been advertised to the campus and to specific instructors. Amber and Aaron will attend as members of the production crew to help with a short question-and-answer session after the screening. Rosemary will give out a pre-/post-test to the audience.
  • We welcome new member Valerie Lee to our committee. Ms. Lee is teaching the learning strategies class and also teaches in the high schools (dual enrollment). We still are needing more students on the committee. Members were asked to refer any student interested to Rosemary or to invite them to our next meeting in January.
  • BACODA and Baytown Police Department teamed with the DEA for its fall Take Back event on Oct. 28. Baytown collected over 60 pounds of drugs that will be incinerated and removed from homes. On behalf of the Drug-Free Campus Committee, a notice was sent out to all faculty, staff, and students regarding the event.

New Business

  • In the spring, we are partnering with BACODA to bring a town hall meeting to campus on the Prescription Drug abuse in our community. In addition to BACODA, Walgreens will be partnering for the event as well as a pharmacologist from TAMU, the Poison Control Center and Baytown Fire EMS. We will again offer have vendors at the event. We will try to meet before the holidays. Anyone interested in serving on the planning committee should contact Rosemary.
  • In addition to the Town Hall, we want to make sure we have an event or outreach to our campus community. The Spring Fling will be March 7 and we would like to have a booth at that event.

Other Events / Announcements

  • The Mental Health First Aid Training will be held on Feb. 8-9. The 8-hour training is free as part of a grant through the Harris Center for Mental Health. Participants completing the training will earn a certificate that is good for three years. The targeted population will be faculty and front line staff of the campus.
  • Amanda announced that the annual notification for the Alcohol and Drug Prevention statement will go out via email in January. In the past, the document has been mailed.
  • San Jacinto College is sponsoring a Town Hall meeting, “Understanding the Opioid Epidemic’ tomorrow (Nov. 30) at 6 p.m. It will be similar to what we would like to present in February. Several of the committee members will be attending.

Next Meeting
Our next meeting will be Jan. 31 at 3:00 p.m.

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