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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