Five students to serve as peer health educators
Peer Health Educators Selected to Promote Healthy Campus Lifestyles
The Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity has selected a group of five students to serve as peer health educators (PHEs). Training will be provided to prepare the PHEs to provide health-related education sessions, encourage healthy campus lifestyles, create informative awareness regarding events and promote community support to create a healthy campus culture. Students will be trained to educate the Bethune-Cookman community about wellness issues in a positive, interactive, fun, and inclusive manner. The group will develop and implement campus-wide awareness activities, social media presence and promote evidence-based facts about health-enhancing behaviors and dispel myths.
Students receive a stipend, must maintain a 3.0 GPA and are required to make a commitment of three hours per week for 10 weeks. The students were purposefully selected from various disciplines to highlight the ways health crosses all facets of life. Congratulations to the following students:
Melnetra Williams, Soph0more - Business Major
Joshua Henry, Freshman - Accounting Major
Tierany Dickey, Freshman - Biology Major
Briel Harvey, Junior - Psychology Major
Mandell Quigley, Freshman- Health & Exercise Science
"Since becoming a peer educator, I have learned important information about programs that can help my peers with issues such as tobacco cessation, the causes and effects of cholesterol and HIV prevention," said Melnetra Williams, a sophomore business major.