The Alcohol and Other Drug Program at UC Santa Barbara has won a regional grand prize of $5,000 from the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention for its Drinking and Driving Prevention Program.
AAA executive Steven A. Blochat will present the award at a campus ceremony on Wednesday, May 30 at 11:30 in Storke Plaza. UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang, student leader Bridget Saltzman, and Santa Barbara County Supervisor Gail Marshall will accept the award.
The award will be given to UCSB for its Comprehensive Student, Campus and Community Activities Program, which seeks to reduce alcohol abuse and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs through education, early intervention and enforcement.
The activities are spearheaded by Student Health Service’s Health Education Department and student, faculty, and staff members."Isla Vista and Santa Barbara community members also play important roles in our prevention efforts," says Judy Hearsum, director of the Alcohol and Other Drug Program, Student Health Service.