Kammer recognized as health, safety leader

Kammer recognized as health, safety leader Roy Kammer, prevention specialist at The University of South Dakota, received the 2004 Outstanding Advisor from the National Boost Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students (BACCHUS) and Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA) Peer Education Network.

The award was presented to him during the General Assembly (national conference) in Chicago, IL, Saturday, Nov. 13.

The BACCUS & GAMMA Peer Education Network is an international association of college and university based peer education programs focusing on alcohol abuse prevention and other related student health safety issues. It is the mission of the association to actively promote peer education as a useful element of campus health education and wellness efforts. Programs focus on alcohol, tobacco, violence prevention, sexual health and safety, and justice issues.�

Kammer serves as advisor for USD's Health Enhancement Led by Peers (HELP) program which is a local affiliate of the BACCHUS & GAMMA Peer Education Network. He is a prevention specialist through the Student Counseling Center and coordinates the university's prevention efforts in the residence halls, Greek life, and alcohol education. Students across campus recognize Kammer as an individual with a passion for helping students make wise decisions.�

"One cannot help but feel fortunate when they have a chance to work with a dynamic group of students that is committed to helping other students lead healthier lives. The creativity, ambition, and consideration demonstrated through the actions of my students is one of the most powerful inspirations I have the fortune of witnessing in my career," said Kammer.

The Outstanding Advisor Awards are given to advisors who go above and beyond the call of duty to motivate and educate the student body and campus community, and who promote the BACCHUS & GAMMA philosophy of empowering students to positively influence their peers.�Recipients must be nominated and exhibit unique talents in leadership in health and safety.

Students at USD agree that Kammer is a role model who is very deserving of the award.

"Roy is a very dedicated individual. He always gives a 110 percent, no matter if he has the time or not he always finds time to help out," said Brandi Audus, Health Enhancement Led by Peers (HELP) president who nominated Kammer for the award.

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