Michael P. McNeil, coordinator for the Temple Health Empowerment Office, has been reappointed to a one-year term as co-chair of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs committee of the American College Health Association.
Honors director Ruth Ost was recently elected to the executive board of the National Association of Fellowship Advisors at its annual meeting in Louisville, Ky. NAFA, a 5-year-old organization, counsels higher education faculty and administrators who help college students seek out and secure national and international merit-based scholarships. One of Ost's primary responsibilities as Honors director is to help students win scholarships to finance their undergraduate and graduate studies and advance their career and academic objectives. Under her mentorship, Temple students have collected numerous national honors, including awards from the Truman Foundation, the Morris K. Udall Foundation and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, as well as the Woodrow Wilson Foundation's Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.
The Division of Student Affairs recently received a $10,000 grant from Robby Gordon Motorsports to boost its alcohol education programming. The award recognizes the success of the Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness program, a service of Tuttleman Counseling Services for students who are faced with or concerned about substance abuse. The donation is part of a national campaign by Robby Gordon Motorsports, Jim Beam Brands Co. and The Century Council — a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking — to promote responsible and legal alcohol use.