FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2003
CONTACT: Carol Anderson
Eastern Michigan University Receives
$5,000 for Alcohol Education Program
YPSILANTI Eastern Michigan University has received a $5,000 gift
from The Michael Andretti Foundation to implement The Century Councils
Alcohol 101 Plus education program. The gift was presented July 27 at
the Michigan International Speedway.
This Alcohol 101 Plus program is an interactive CD-ROM that helps college
students make safe and responsible decisions about alcohol. Set on a virtual
campus, the Alcohol 101 Plus program addresses the problems of specific
high-risk populations in college settings, such as first-year students, Greeks,
athletes and judicial-policy offenders.
The Michael Andretti Foundation is committed to giving back to the community
and working to educate people on the importance of responsible drinking,
said Andretti. Issues such as over consumption and drunk driving are very
serious, and I am thrilled that I can contribute to efforts by Jim Beam Brands
Co. and The Century Council to help educate Eastern Michigan University students
about making responsible choices when it comes to alcohol.
We are very encouraged by the dedication we are seeing from The Michael
Andretti Foundation, Jim Beam Brands Co. and The Century Council to raise awareness
of the issue of alcohol use on college campuses, said Stuart J. Starner,
vice president for advancement and executive director of EMUs Foundation.
We look forward to applying this funding toward one of our top priorities
educating our students on the importance of making responsible decisions
Launched in May 1991 and funded by Americas leading distillers, The Century
Council is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting drunk
driving and underage drinking and promoting responsible decision-making regarding
Jim Beam Brand Co. is an operating company of Jim Beam Brands Worldwide, Inc.,
an international distilled spirits and fine wines company that manufactures
and markets more than 80 brands in 160 countries.
Eastern Michigan University is a public comprehensive, metropolitan university
that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students
with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers
and lives, and to be better citizens.