Advisory: Presidents join first lady in Raleigh to discuss excessive drinking on campuses

First lady Mary Easley will bring together presidents, chancellors and counsels from 40 campuses across North Carolina on Sept. 24 for the North Carolina Presidents’ Summit on Alcohol Use & Abuse.

As part of the summit at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, Easley has asked presidents and chancellors to sign a commitment statement in support of addressing excessive college drinking and its consequences.

Wake Forest president Thomas K. Hearn Jr. and others will speak at a 12:30 p.m. press conference at the Executive Mansion. The summit aims to share the research findings, recommendations and implications of a national report called “A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges.”

Any media planning to attend the news conference should contact Ferris Morrison in advance at 919-990-9559, extension 228. She is with the Governor’s Institute on Alcohol and & Substance Abuse.

Journalists will need to bring press credentials and a photo ID to gain access to the event.

The event is sponsored by Wake Forest; the Governor’s Institute on Alcohol & Substance Abuse; the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services; and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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