Monday, September 26, 2011

Dr. Chamard presents at UAA Safety Awareness Month 2011 program

Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice faculty, will be a participant at the  "Safety & A Slice: An Interactive Exhibit" on Wednesday, September 28 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Student Union Lounge. Free pizza is part of the event.

This program is one of several being presented at UAA as part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month 2011 in September.

The program on Wednesday includes representatives from UPD, Student Conduct, Environmental Health & Safety, Volunteers of America, the Alaska Injury Prevention Center, and alcohol/drug educators, and will focus on ways to promote campus safety.  Fire extinguisher training and other live demos are also scheduled.

Dr. Chamard teaches courses on crime prevention, is a member of the UPD Auxiliary Emergency Team, and was recently elected chair of the Anchorage Public Safety Advisory Commission.  She has also completed training as a member of the UAA campus community emergency response team.

The National Campus Safety Awareness Month website is sponsored by Security On Campus, Inc., a  501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to safe campuses for college and university students. It was co-founded in 1987 by Connie and Howard Clery, following the murder of their daughter at Lehigh University. Jeanne Clery was a freshman when she was beaten, raped and murdered in her dormitory room on April 5, 1986. Jeanne's assailant was another Lehigh student who murdered Jeanne during his attempt to commit robbery as she slept.