ROCK HILL, S.C. — Winthrop University’s Student Wellness Advocacy Team (SWAT) recently received two awards at the BACCHUS Area 9 Conference, hosted this year in Columbus, Ga. BACCHUS, which stands for Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students, offers conferences on topics such as nutrition, body image and sexual health for peer health educators across the United States. Desirae House, a biology major from Rock Hill, S.C., was recognized with the 2013 Hall of Fame Award, which goes to a graduating senior with distinguished service and leadership as a peer educator. House is currently president of SWAT. A group of peer leaders at the conference selected Winthrop’s SWAT out of 15 competing schools for its 2013 Iron Chef Mock-tail Edition award. Winthrop’s team had three minutes to create a mock-tail, or a non-alcoholic cocktail, out of peach nectar. SWAT is a student organization that promotes healthy decision making on campus through behavior-specific programming, awareness events and leading by example.
For more information on SWAT visit the group’s website.
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