Radford Peer Educators recognized at national assembly

Radford University's Peer Health Educators Club was once again selected as the 2014 National Outstanding Peer Health Educator Group of the Year on Nov. 15 at the National Peer Health Educator BACCHUS/ NASPA General Assembly.

This is the second year in a row that RU PHE has received the award.

The BACCHUS Peer Health Educators is a group of students who have been trained in a variety of health/wellness and social issues affecting RU students. Students receive one-hour class credit upon completion of the training course, called "Leadership Seminar: Peer Educator - Health" HLTH 205.

The group organizes fun health activities on campus and acts as a liaison between the health center and the student body. They encourage others to lead healthy lifestyles and set examples of positive health behaviors.

Radford University was also nominated for five other awards at this year's conference:

  • Student of the Year: Sarah Droppleman
  • Student of the Year: Ashley Trivette
  • Student of the Year: Tina Brown
  • Program of the Year: Wellness Fair/ Wellness Week
  • Advisor of the Year: Sarah Gayle Ballagh

Along with the award, nine students also were selected to present their programs at the national conference.

Radford University has been selected as the site for the 2015 Spring Conference for Area 12. Two hundred peer educators from Delaware to South Carolina will be welcomed to campus on April 10-12.


Radford University’s Peer Health Educators Club was recently named the 2014 National Outstanding Peer Health Educator Group of the Year.

Dec 2, 2014