Husky PAWS (Peer Awareness with Students)

Husky PAWS (Peer Awareness with Students)


Husky PAWS, a division of the Drug, Alcohol, and Wellness Network, consists of student peer educators trained to provide programs promoting low risk, healthy alternate choices regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs. Further, PAWS seeks to promote the concept of holistic health and a lifestyle conducive to wellness through education.

PAWS Objectives

Educational programs are aimed to develop well adjusted, healthy human beings and should strive to make an acceptable change in the behavior of an individual. This change may be in knowledge, understanding, attitudes, and values or in skills.

To accomplish this, PAWS education programs must seeks to do more than impart traditional factual information in the routine manner of instruction. Education must refrain from presenting facts, which are never used by the student.

Education needs to have the student be an active participant in a process that involves thinking and value judging rather than memorizing, in this way change may be possible.

PAWS Leaders

Stephanie Weicker

Stephanie Weicker

Innovation Manager
Audiology and Speech Pathology Major
Senior
“Be the life of the party but don’t risk your life, because in a moment everything can change.”

Hannah Reifer

Hannah Reifer

Greek Life Coordinator
Marketing Major
Senior
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

Carson Merine

Carson Merine

Coalition Coordinator/Program Implementation Specialist
Criminal Justice Major/ Professional Writing Minor
Senior
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”- Michael Jordan

Jessica Lilly

Jessica Lilly

Information Table Coordinator/Curator of Artifacts
Communication Studies Major
Senior
“When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things the chance to catch you.”-Lolly Daskal

Kaitlyn McGhee

Kaitlyn McGhee

Communication Studies Major
Senior
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou

Emily Griffin

Emily Griffin

Interdepartmental communications specialist
Marketing Major
Sophomore
"Don't wait for sleep, to dream."

Noble Keyser

Noble Keyser

Social Media/Marketing Associate
Supply Chain Operations Major
Junior
"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be Kind. Always." - Ian

Camille B. Newman

Camille B. Newman

Peer Educator
Psychology major with a concentration in family, children, and youth
Senior
"Keep your head held high, keep your chin up and most importantly keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about,"- Marilyn Monroe

Robert James Lee
Video Challenge Coordinator
Criminal Justice Major
Senior
“Think B4 you drink!”

Leah Duffy
Peer Health Education Specialist
Nursing Major/Gerontology Concentration
Junior
“Create healthy habits, not restrictions.”

Gabrielle Balaguer
Information Table Coordinator
Early and Special Childhood Education Dual Major
Junior
"Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or marijuana" -Carl jung