P.A.D.E. - Fontaine Center Peers for Alcohol & Other Drug Education

PADE group members, 2019, at the Arch

What is P.A.D.E.?

P.A.D.E. (Fontaine Center Peers for Alcohol & Other Drug Education) provides peer-education on alcohol and other drug issues while representing the Fontaine Center. P.A.D.E. operates with the understanding that UGA students make a variety of choices regarding alcohol. P.A.D.E. helps prepare students to decrease the risk of negative consequences in an environment where alcohol or other drugs are present.

P.A.D.E. consists of approximately 15 students from the University of Georgia. P.A.D.E. meets regularly twice per month.

What does P.A.D.E. do?

Last year we hosted a number of educational events on campus to promote harm reduction strategies, including:

  • Fontaine Center tailgates to help promote harm reduction strategies on Game Days
  • Developed a health communication program to disseminate Fontaine Center messaging
  • Managed the Do It Sober UGA social media accounts & developed social marketing campaigns to promote alcohol-free events within our community
  • Planned and implemented outreach events to promote risk reduction strategies including Fall Break & Spring Break events
  • Facilitated residence hall presentations
  • Collaborated with a number of campus partners and student organizations to implement alcohol-free events (ex. Ramseypaloosa)

Thinking of joining P.A.D.E.?

Want to have a say in alcohol or other drug education at UGA? Join P.A.D.E.!

Eligibility for P.A.D.E. requires that you are a current UGA student, either undergraduate or graduate, and includes both students who drink and those who abstain. Members of P.A.D.E. commit to the group for a minimum of 1 year. Group members will be trained on alcohol and other drug content, so previous knowledge and experience is helpful, but not required.

Applications will be accepted throughout Fall semester 2018. Click here for Application!

What’s in it for you?

  • Help shape the future direction of alcohol and other drug prevention
  • Provide thoughts and ideas about how to reach UGA’s unique student population
  • Contribute towards making your campus a better, safer place to be
  • Professionally represent the University Health Center
  • Gain leadership opportunities, public speaking experience, and create social marketing campaigns


For questions about the group, the application process, or membership requirements, please contact the group’s advisor, Liana Natochy: lnatochy@uhs.uga.edu.


Members

Sude Dabkara

Sude Dabkara

Class Year: 2nd
Major: Exercise and Sports Science
Fun Fact: I like to travel and have been to over 12 different countries around the world.

Joanna Eleftheriou

Joanna Eleftheriou

Class Year: 2nd
Major: Psychology/Human Development and Family Science
Fun Fact: I got a high five from Kirby Smart and Sony Michel my freshman year!

Christine Joyce

Christine Joyce

Class Year: 4th
Major: Health Promotion
Fun Fact: I am an avid runner and cat lover.

Carson Kuck

Carson Kuck

Class Year: 2nd
Major: Political Science
Fun Fact: I am bilingual.

Sharon Maina

Sharon Maina

Class Year: 3rd
Major: Biology
Fun Fact: I love singing!

Miranda Mills

Miranda Mills

Class Year: 2nd
Major: Human Development and Family Science and Financial Planning; minor in Biology Pre-Med
Fun Fact: I am an All-State Chorus and All-State Bowling Alumni.

Laks Panditaratne

Laks Panditaratne

Class Year: 3rd
Major: Cognitive Science
Fun Fact: I have a condition called dermatographia. It’s a cool condition which is sometimes called “skin writing.” It causes irritated skin to turn into raised wheals on your skin.

Keshav Raviprakash

Keshav Raviprakash

Class Year: 1st
Major: Computer Systems Engineering
Fun Fact: I share the same birthday as my mother.

Rafeeah Samad

Rafeeah Samad

Class Year: 3rd
Major: Biology
Fun Fact: I’m from the Caribbean!

Slisha Shrestha

Slisha Shrestha

Class Year: 3rd
Major: Health Promotion
Fun Fact: My favorite way to destress is by going to Trader Joe’s.

Kylie Turner

Kylie Turner

Class Year: 2nd
Major: Health Promotion/Pre-nursing
Fun Fact: I’ve met Shaq at a pizza restaurant!

Jacqueline Yalta

Jacqueline Yalta

Class Year: 2nd
Major: Biology and Psychology with a Neuroscience Emphasis
Fun Fact: My happy place is stargazing at Iron Horse!

Hera Younus

Hera Younus

Class Year: 3rd
Major: Dietetics
Fun Fact: I love watching crime and mystery documentaries on Netflix!

PADE group members at 2016 Tailgating event

Logo of P.A.D.E. -- Fontaine Center Peers for Alcohol & Other Drug Education