January 23, 2020

Tuttle Presents at APPLE Training Institute in Charlottesville

Ray Tuttle, Director of UMW's Office of Student Conduct and Responsibility

Ray Tuttle, Director of UMW’s Office of Student Conduct and Responsibility

Ray Tuttle, Director of UMW’s Office of Student Conduct and Responsibility (OSCAR), presented to an audience of student athletes and athletics professionals at the APPLE Training Institute in Charlottesville on January 18, 2020. The title of his presentation was “Engaging Campus Partners: Fostering Relationships for Success.” Tuttle’s presentation addressed how departments of athletics can create and maintain relationships with other offices on their campus, and why these relationships are mutually beneficial.

The annual training institute, organized by the University of Virginia’s Gordie Center and funded by the NCAA, welcomes colleges and universities across the country, and assists their student athletes, athletics staff, and administrators in preventing substance misuse and in promoting healthy behaviors and attitudes within their departments.

UMW Grant to Help Students Recover From Substance Addiction

The University of Mary Washington has received a $50,000 grant for a unique program that helps students in various stages of recovery from alcohol and substance abuse and addiction.

The “Expanding Collegiate Recovery in Virginia” grant, awarded this summer by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), will fund growth for UMW’s Eagles in Recovery program. Though a number of colleges claim substance-free housing, the program puts UMW among only a handful in Virginia – and relatively few across the country – to offer support services for students recovering from substance addiction.

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