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The West Virginia Collegiate Initiative to address Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Higher Education (WVCIA) cordially invites you to the

2017 Governor’s Summit on
Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Higher Education

Conference Information

What is the West Virginia Collegiate Initiative to Address Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Higher Education?

Through the use of evidence-based strategies, the WVCIA promotes healthy campus environments through self-regulatory initiatives, information dissemination, public policy influence, cooperation with prevention partners and technical assistance. Funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through the West Virginia Governor's Highway Safety Program and the Department of Health and Human Services-Bureau of Behavioral Health and Health Facilities. Through these funds, the WVCIA provides an array of training and prevention efforts for higher education in West Virginia.

Member organizations and partners of WVCIA include universities, colleges, community and technical colleges throughout West Virginia, state agencies, community partners and more. The group is governed by an executive committee and three standing committees - professional development, public policy and the assessment committee. The organization holds quarterly group meetings, provides professional development opportunities for members, and participates in statewide assessments and strategic planning.

Meals

Breakfast will be a light breakfast including soda, water, juice, coffee, pastries, and fruit. Breakfast will begin at 7:45 and will end at 9:00. Breakfast and registration will be in the Alma Mater Room.

Lunch will be held in the ballroom and will be buffet style. The lunch will include a variety of wraps (vegetarian, ham, turkey, chicken), salad, desserts, chips, coffee, tea, water.

Summit

Agenda

7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
Erickson Alumni Center Lobby
8:00 a.m. Vendor Tables
Erickson Alumni Center Lobby
9:00 a.m. Welcome
Ballroom
  • Candace Layne and Shanan Spencer, WVCIA Co-Chairs
  • Gary "Gig" Robinson, Master of Ceremony
  • Pledge of Allegiance, Blake Humphrey, WVU SGA President
  • Moment of Silence, Olivia Dale Pape, WVU Student
Remarks
  • Dr. E. Gordon Gee, President, West Virginia University
  • The Office of the Mayor of Morgantown,The Honorable Marti Shamberger
  • Jennifer Floyd, Public Information Specialist, Governor's Highway Safety Program
  • Kimberly Walsh, Deputy Commissioner, WV DHHR-Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities
  • Fredric Wooton, Commissioner, Alcohol Beverage Control Administration
  • Paul Hill, Ph.D., Chancellor, Higher Education Policy Commission
  • The Office of West Virginia Governor, The Honorable Jim Justice (invited)
9:20 a.m. Presidential Pact signing ceremony
Led by WVCIA Executive Committee
10:00 a.m. Keynote

Keynote Speaker: Amy Gamble, Executive Director of NAMI of Greater Wheeling
Time to Talk Mental Illness (see page 7 for speaker bio)

10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.

Morning Concurrent Sections (see pages 8-13)

National College Health Assessment - West Virginia
Natalie Crespo, Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Mountwest Community & Technical College
Room 110

Identifying At-Risk Behaviors: The “Soft” Usage of Alcohol and Drugs
Dr. Terry Smith, Behavioral Consultant, Dr. T.L. Smith & Associates
Room 111

Creating Collegiate Recovery Programs and Communities: Challenges and Successes
Lisa Laitman, MSEd, LCADC Rutgers University
Room 115

How New Research on the Neurobiology of Trauma is Changing Advocacy and Investigation in Sexual Assault Cases
Sam Wilmoth, Title IX Education Specialist
Room 203

Tour of Serenity Place, home of WVU Collegiate Recovery

  • (Meet in Lobby of Erickson Center)
  • Susie Mullens, Licensed Psychologist, AADC-S, MAC, WVU Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator
  • Attendees will walk a short distance to the Serenity Place house on campus, receive a tour, and learn about WVU’s new recovery community.
Noon Lunch and Entertainment
Ballroom
Music provided by members of the Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity
1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Suicide: Prevalence; Circumstance and Conditions of Recognition
Barri Faucett, Director, Prevent Suicide WV
Room 110

The A-B-C's of Working with the ABCA
Timothy Deems, Enforcement Director, ABCA and Shawn Smith, Administrative Manager, ABCA
Room 111

Drug Trends and Awareness
Chad Napier, Prevention & Education Coordinator for Appalachia HIDTA
Room 115

Health Disparities Among LGBTQ+ Populations
Jorge Castillo, Instructor/Program Coordinator LGBTQ Center, West Virginia University
Room 203

Tour of Serenity Place, home of WVU Collegiate Recovery

  • (Meet in Lobby of Erickson Center)
  • Susie Mullens, Licensed Psychologist, AADC-S, MAC, WVU Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator
  • Attendees will walk a short distance to the Serenity Place house on campus, receive a tour, and learn about WVU’s new recovery community.
2:00 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Panel of Experts
Ballroom

Panel Discussion: "The Cost of Culture Change: How can we, as a state, address this?"

  • Moderator: Andrew Lewis, Assistant Dean of Student Life, Bethany College
  • WVU Collegiate Recovery Students
  • Amy Gamble - NIMH - Greater Wheeling
  • Lisa Laitman - Rutgers University
  • Dr. Cathy Yura, Licensed Psychologist, WVU Collegiate Recovery Program Director
  • Susie Mullens, Licensed Psychologist, AADC-S, MAC, WVU Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator
  • Kurt Klettner- Director Student Counseling Center, WVU at Parkersburg
  • Renee Stock, Director of Student Counseling Services, Bethany College
3:15 p.m. Remarks & Adjourn
  • Shanan Spencer, Shepherd University and Mary Hoke, West Virginia Institute of Technology • 2017 WVCIA Co-Chairs
  • Door Prize Giveaway- Stonewall Resort Hotel and Breakfast Package
3:30 p.m.

Tour of Serenity Place, home of WVU Collegiate Recovery

  • (Meet in Lobby of Erickson Center)
  • Susie Mullens, Licensed Psychologist, AADC-S, MAC, WVU Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator
  • Attendees will walk a short distance to the Serenity Place house on campus, receive a tour, and learn about WVU’s new recovery community.

Serenity Place, located on 369 Oakland Street, is a positive, relaxing environment for students who are in recovery for substance use disorders and other behavioral health conditions. Serenity Place will be open for visits immediately following the adjournment of the Summit, as well as during the morning and afternoon concurrent sessions.

Hotel Information

Follow the reservation link for the hotel of your choice. All group rates for the 2017 Governor’s Summit on Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Higher Education will end on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Hampton Inn

1053 Van Voorhis Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
304-599-1200
0.3 miles from the Alumni Center
Includes hot breakfast
Group rate: $104
Contact: Dotty

Euro-Suites Hotel

501 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26505
304-599-1200
0.6 miles from the Alumni Center
Includes continental breakfast
Group rate: $89
Contact: Carla

Residence Inn

1046 Willowdale Rd.
Morgantown, WV 265050
304-599-0237
0.8 miles away
Includes full kitchen and continental breakfast
Group rate: $114

Holiday Inn

1188 Pineview Dr.
Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 241-6649
Hotel restaurant included.
Fee for breakfast in restaurant.
Indoor pool
Group rate: $105
2 miles away

WVCIA Executive Committee

Candace D. Layne, EdD, Chair
Mountwest CTC
Mental Health Counselor
One Mountwest Way
Huntington, WV 25701
(304) 710-3388
laynec@mctc.edu
Shanan Spencer, LCPC - Vice-Chair
Resource Specialist - Substance Abuse
Director of Counseling
Shepherd University
Phone: 304-876-5276
Fax: 304-876-5509
sspencer@shepherd.edu
Carol Tyler, Co-Secretary
Director of Health Services
Bethany College
#59 31 East Campus Drive
Bethany, WV 26032
304-829-7567
CTyler@bethanywv.edu
Renee Stock, Co-Secretary
Director of Student Counseling Services
Bethany College
#59 31 East Campus Drive
Office: 304-829-7572
Email: rstock@bethanywv.edu
Elizabeth M. Shahan, MSW, LGSW, PSII, Treasurer
Executive Director
Harrison Co Family Resource Network, Inc.
118 N 6th St
Clarksburg, WV 26301
304-423-5049

WVCIA Committee Chairs

Assessment Committee
Andrea Pammer
Fairmont State University
Professional Development
Sheila Powell
West Virginia University
JoAnne McNemar
Harrison County Family Resource Network
Public Policy/Public Relations
Wes Thomas
West Virginia University

Restaurant Information

Evansdale Crossing has several restaurants, including Hugh Baby’s, TwoBirds, Little Donkey, Taziki’s, Panini Pete’s and the Juice Bar.

Suncrest Towne Center includes Pies and Pints, Five Guys burgers, Jimmy Johns, Buffalo Wild Wings, Crab Shack, McDonalds, Sonic, Martin's BBQ, Primanti Bros. (a Pittsburgh staple), Bartini, bakeries, dessert places and more.

University Towne Center includes Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Cheddars, Longhorn Steakhouse, Chili's, Cracker Barrel, and more, as well as our Black Bear Baseball Stadium.

There are many other options downtown as well. Other restaurants in the area include:

Directions

To Erickson Alumni Center
From I-79 North or South
  • Take I-79 Exit 155 at Star City. At bottom of exit ramp, turn right if traveling north, left if traveling south.
  • Bear to the right at the traffic light at Sheetz on Route 7
  • Make a left onto Patteson Drive at the traffic light at the Coliseum and merge into the right lane
  • At second traffic light, turn right onto University Ave.
  • Turn left at the first traffic light onto Alumni Dr. (formerly Medical Center Dr.). Parking is available in the lot on the right.
From I-68 East
  • Take I-68 East to Exit 7 (Airport/Pierpont Road) and turn right (Merge into middle lane)
  • Go straight through first traffic light
  • At the second traffic light, turn left onto 119 South
  • Go through traffic light (the airport will be on your left)
  • Stay right on the round-about onto 705
  • Go through six traffic lights
  • At the sixth light, turn left onto Van Voorhis Road
  • Go through one traffic light and get in the left-hand lane. Turn left at the next traffic light onto University Ave.
  • Turn left at the first traffic light onto Alumni Dr. (formerly Medical Center Dr.). Parking is available in the lot on the right.

Vendors

Information

Vendor tables are available at the Summit at a price of $200 per table. You will be provided with a tablecloth and two chairs. All state organizations and 501©3 will be provided a vendor table at no cost. Please find the vendor form here.

For more information about becoming a vendor and to send your vendor form please contact:

Mary Hoke
Box 61, Old Main
405 Fayette Pike
Montgomery, WV 25136
304-442-3209 (Montgomery)
304-929-1237 (Beckley)
mhoke@mail.wvu.edu

Registration

For information about becoming a vendor at the WVCIA Governor's Summit on Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Higher Education, please see and fill out this form.

Questions

For information about the Summit please contact Candace Layne at laynec@mctc.edu or (304) 710-3388 or Shanan Spencer at sspencer@shepherd.edu or (304) 876-5276.