Peer Educators on the UWG campus were established in 2002. In their role, Peer Educators act as student professionals by teaching classes on the Carrollton Campus, in the Carrollton Community and on the Newnan Campus; facilitating speakers; and tabling around campus and at events on a wide range of topics through Health Education. They go through training and testing on topics such as Alcohol, Other Drugs, Sexual Assault Response and Prevention, Sexual Health, Nutrition and Wellness to ensure consistency and accuracy of information presented.
Accomplishments of the Peers & Peer Education
- Presented at regional and nation BACCHUS Network (formerly known as the BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Network) meetings
- Presented at the national meeting of the American College Health Association twice
- Awarded “Outstanding Chapter Award” for Best Student Education Program for GA, FL, SC and Puerto Rico – 2006 by the BACCHUS Network
Our Peer Educators are guided by two Graduate Assistants who assist with hosting events and speakers, organizing the peers and creating an efficient work flow environment while learning more about health education.
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Current Peer Educators
|Jacquelyn Stubenraugh||Health Education Graduate Assistant||Jacquelyn, our Health Education Graduate Assistant, has a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry with a minor in History. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Education with a major in Professional Counseling. She has a passion for educating and promoting healthy lifestyles, specifically with women’s health and safe sex. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and grew up playing three firstname.lastname@example.org||Natalie Hobbs||Peer Educator||Natalie is a Biology major at the University of West Georgia. Natalie has a passion for helping people learn new things and correcting misconceptions about certain topics. Her topics of interest include sexual health and stress management. A fun fact about Natalie is that she is originally from Germany!|| ||Will Bagwell||Peer Educator||Will Bagwell is a Health and Community Wellness major with a minor in Biology at UWG. Peer education originally interested Will as an interactive, learning experience. Once he learned more about it, he realized how he could positively impact and help other students. His specific areas of interest are nutrition and sleep hygiene. Will will be pursuing a doctorate in Physical Therapy after graduating from UWG.|| ||Rashad Mole||Peer Educator||Rashad is a senior Sports Management major with a minor in Criminology at UWG. He became a peer educator as a learning opportunity and valued the opportunity to educate his peers. Stress management and alcohol awareness are his areas of focus in peer education. He is the youngest of his siblings and you’ll be able to find him anywhere on campus laughing or smiling.|| ||Story Lucas||Peer Educator||Story is a senior Mass Communications major with a concentration in Convergence Journalism at West Georgia. Her passions for peer education are sexual assault awareness & prevention and stress management. Her dream job is to be an international correspondent for CNN and was a competitive swimmer for 15 years.|| ||Carlie Hill||Peer Educator||Carlie is a junior Nursing major at the University of West Georgia. Carlie wanted to be a peer educator because she enjoys helping people feel more comfortable talking about their health. Her areas of interest include sexual health and stress management. In her spare time, Carlie loves watching Criminal Minds.|| ||Christopher Reese||Peer Educator||Christopher Reese is a Health and Community Wellness major at UWG. He wanted to be a Peer Educator because of his love to inform others about how to adopt better, healthier habits. His area of interest are in sexual assault prevention and nutrition. Chris also serves as the current Vice President of NAACP on campus.|| ||Abby Smith||Peer Educator||Abby Smith is a junior Early Childhood Education major with a dual certification in special education and behavioral issues. She wanted to be a peer educator to help challenge herself and other students to be aware of the impact of our decisions and how they affect ourselves and people around us. Her areas of interest are stress management, nutrition, and alcohol awareness. She also serves as the President of the Odyssey Online magazine at the University of West Georgia.|| |
|Kendrick Fonseca||Peer Educator||Kendrick is a Nursing major and brother of Phi Delta Theta at the University of West Georgia. He became a peer educator with a desire of creating a culture of health and safety at the university. He is the Philanthropy/Fundraising chair within his fraternity and is most interested in educating his peers on the topics of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs.|| |