Shorter University, Floyd Against Drugs hosting Drug-Free Pledge Week
October 21, 2011 -
The Shorter University Department of Communication Art’s Public Relations class, in conjunction with Floyd Against Drugs (FAD), will host Drug-Free Pledge Week Oct. 24- 27.
A kick-off press conference has been planned for Monday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. in the Arnold Art Gallery. The gallery is located on the Shorter University campus inside the Minor Fine Arts Building.
Shorter University President Dr. Donald Dowless, and FAD Director Kathy Sinclair will be speaking at the press conference about the importance of committing to a drug-free lifestyle. Among those in attendance will be Shorter University Provost Dr. Craig Shull; Dr. Sabrena R. Parton, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Dana Hall, department chair of communication; and Allen Dutch, instructor of communication arts.
Following the press conference, students, faculty, and staff will be able to sign drug-free pledge forms outside the Arnold Art Gallery. The Drug-Free Pledge form will also be available in the Fitton Student Union, Oct. 25-27, from 10 until 2 p.m. for others who wish to sign the pledge.
Floyd Against Drugs is a coalition of local organizations and individuals in Rome and Floyd County who share the common goal of working together to reduce drug, alcohol, and tobacco usage in the community. The mission statement is to mobilize the entire community of Rome and Floyd County and work together to fight the poor choices that lead to drugs.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges, and the Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.