News Release

Town hall meeting on underage drinking is Oct. 22

LEWISTON, Idaho – Exploring ways to curb underage drinking is the focus of a town hall meeting titled “Step UP! Help Prevent Underage Drinking” taking place at Lewis-Clark State College’s Student Union Building amphitheater on Wednesday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The public is encouraged to attend this event, which is sponsored by the LCSC Student Counseling Center and Student Life Committee.

Speakers at the event include:

  • LCSC student Eric Coffelt, who will discuss statistics involving alcohol and students.
  • Kristi Sharpe from EPIC (Empowering People & Impacting Choices), who will discuss how the community of Clarkston, WA is working to prevent underage drinking.
  • Aubrie Schlegel, a WSU student interning with LCSC Student Counseling, who will talk about LCSC’s Step UP! bystander training program.
  • Chad Bramlet, local musician and motivational speaker, who will share his experiences battling alcohol addiction.  Bramlet will also perform musical selections.

Following the presentations, a discussion will take place about Step UP! and ways to address the issue of underage drinking in the community.

Free pizza from Sodexo will be provided to the first 75 attendees and there will be opportunities to win LCSC merchandise.  Students who complete an online alcohol use assessment called e-CHUG, will be entered into a drawing for additional prizes.

The event is supported by a $500 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

In the event of inclement weather, the program will take place in the SUB cafeteria.  LCSC parking facilities will be available for free parking during the event.

For more information, please contact Tami Jeffords, a counselor with the LCSC Student Counseling Center, at [email protected] or 208.792.2211