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Health Center Director Selected to Review Funding Proposals

Carl L. ShanerCarl L. Shaner, Student Health Center director at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has been chosen as a program-proposal reviewer for the 2010 National Collegiate Athletic Association CHOICES alcohol education grant.

In an effort to educate students about the risks involved with the misuse of alcohol, the NCAA, with the support of the NCAA Foundation and Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc., developed CHOICES, a grant program for alcohol education. Through the program, the NCAA provides funding for its member institutions and conferences to integrate athletics into campuswide efforts to reduce alcohol abuse. CHOICES projects must partner athletics with others on campus to develop and implement effective alcohol-education projects.

Shaner who received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Lycoming College and holds a master’s in nursing from the University of Phoenix joined the Penn College faculty in 2001 as a part-time clinical nursing instructor. In 2003, he was named Student Health Services director. He has been a member of the American College Health Association since 2003.

Shaner’s responsibilities include managing clinical, health and wellness, and administrative programs in Student Health Services. He is active with numerous community, school and agency groups focusing on safety, drug and alcohol prevention, and intervention for teenagers and college students, including SADD, the DUI Advisory Council, the College and Community Coalition, and the Penn College Alcohol Awareness Week Committee.

Shaner also chairs the Nurse Directed Section of the American College Health Association.

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