Shorter University, Floyd Against Drugs kicks off Drug-Free Pledge Week with press conference
October 25, 2011 -
The Shorter University Department of Communication Art’s Public Relations class, in conjunction with Floyd Against Drugs (FAD), will host Drug-Free Pledge Week Oct. 24- 27.
A kick-off press conference was held Monday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. in the Arnold Art Gallery. Shorter University President Dr. Donald Dowless, and FAD Director Kathy Sinclair spoke at the press conference about the importance of committing to a drug-free lifestyle. A crowd of more than 100 faculty, staff, administrators and students gathered for the news conference.
Students sign Shorter’s Drug-Free Pledge on Monday, Oct. 24.
Following the press conference, those attending were given a chance to sign drug-free pledge forms. The Drug-Free Pledge form will also be available in the Fitton Student Union, Oct. 25-27, from 10 until 2 p.m. for others who wish to sign the pledge.
Floyd Against Drugs is a coalition of local organizations and individuals in Rome and Floyd County who share the common goal of working together to reduce drug, alcohol, and tobacco usage in the community. The mission statement is to mobilize the entire community of Rome and Floyd County and work together to fight the poor choices that lead to drugs.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges, and the Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu <http://www.shorter.edu> .