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Jarvis Christian College Student Attends Health Summit




Jarvis Christian College student attending health summit

Hawkins, TX – Jarvis Christian College student Cedrick Billington has been selected by the Morehouse School of Medicine to attend the 2016 HBCU-Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health Peer Educators Leadership Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.

The all-expense-paid trip, April 8-10, 2016, is designed to provide HBCU-CFE National Advisory Council members with knowledge, skills, and strategies to promote behavioral health on college campuses.

In addition to serving on the HBCU-CFE National Advisory Council, Billington also is the project leader for the Clinton Global Initiative University Partnership (CGIUP) Commitment to Action Team at Jarvis Christian College. CGIUP teams select one of five focus areas for their commitments: education, environment, poverty alleviation, human rights and public health.

The Jarvis Christian College team’s Commitment to Action focuses on public health and is designed to teach children and adults how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible to their families.

Jarvis Christian College Career Services Director Ches Talley also has been invited to attend the summit.