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FSU Peer Education Network Receives Awards at National Conference

The BURG Peer Education Network of Frostburg State University was honored at the National BACCHUS General Assembly in Orlando, Fla., receiving two national awards for Outstanding Creativity in Peer Education Recruitment and Public Relation Strategies.

FSU student Mark Freeman was elected as the National Student Trustee, the highest student honor in Peer Education. The student trustee oversees the 12 regional student advisory council members and serves on the BACCHUS Peer Education Network Board of Trustees.

“This is a historic moment for us. We have never had a Frostburg State University student peer educator serve in this prestigious role,” said Don Swogger, BURG Advisor. “We are very proud of Mark and all his accomplishments. I am sure he will represent the nation and our university well.”

Every year, two students are elected as student trustees and serve for a one-year term. Swogger has been advising the network for the past 18 years. In that time, the organization has won over 35 awards, most of them on the national level.

The BURG Peer Education Network, a student organization whose members encourage healthy choices among their fellow students, has been active on campus for 22 years. For more information, contact the S.A.F.E. Office at 301-687-4761 or visit

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 13 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. Visit to learn more. -end-

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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