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July 27, 2009

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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler Counselor Appointed to Regional MADD Council

Harvey-LivingstonKim Harvey-Livingston, a counselor at The University of Texas at Tyler, this summer has been appointed to the Mothers Against Drunk Driving East Texas Regional Operations Council, Ida MacDonald, student services director, announced.

Harvey-Livingston will serve a three-year term on the council, which assures the successful operations of the MADD East Texas Affiliate Region in relation to the national organization. She was nominated by Dr. Lou Ann Berman, UT Tyler assistant vice president for assessment and institutional effectiveness.

“There are people from various walks of life on the council, and being able to work together to decide what is most important for our community and being a voice for our campus is important,” said Harvey-Livingston, a UT Tyler alumna. “I’m very passionate about what MADD stands for and what they’re all about.”

MADD’s mission is to stop drunk driving, act as a support system for those affected by drunk driving and prevent underage drinking.

A UT Tyler staff member since 1998, Harvey-Livingston currently serves as adviser to the University Mothers Against Drunk Driving student organization on campus. She was named a 2008 MADD East Texas Difference Maker. In 2007, MADD East Texas recognized UT Tyler for its efforts to establish the first UMADD student organization in East Texas.

Harvey-Livingston holds a bachelor of arts in psychology and a master of science in clinical psychology, both from UT Tyler. Her memberships include the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, Texas Counseling Association and American College Health Association.

She also has served as state representative for the Southwest College Health Association since spring 2008.

For more information about MADD, visit http://www.madd.org/.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 90 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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