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December 6, 2007

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler

HOMETOWN RELEASE: Cedar Hill Resident Elected to International Organization


Robin McDavid, Cedar Hill junior at The University of Texas at Tyler, was elected to the BACCHUS Network Student Advisory Committee, Dr. Lou Ann Berman, assistant vice president for student success, announced.

A journalism major with an emphasis in public relations, McDavid will represent Area 6, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico and Mexico, for the next year.

She was selected for the committee during an international student organization peer education conference in Atlanta, Ga.

“Robin has emerged this semester as a committed true leader. I look forward to continuing to work with her this next year both with the BACCHUS Area 6 leadership team and our peer education program through Wellness and Prevention Education Services,” said UT Tyler counselor Kim Harvey-Livingston.

“As a peer educator this semester, she helped plan and implement programming for alcohol awareness week, domestic violence candlelight vigil, and MADD’s tie one on for safety kickoff event at UT Tyler."

McDavid also is involved with UT Tyler’s Campus Assault Response Effort student group, University Mothers Against Drunk Driving and College Democrats.

The BACCHUS Network™ is a university- and community-based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives.

Its mission is to promote student and young adult based, campus and community-wide leadership on health and safety issues.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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