UNH Students Participate
In The American Cancer Society’s Colleges Against Cancer
Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations
Dec. 20, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. -- Two University of New Hampshire students were
participants in the American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer® annual
Vicki Hebert of Dover and Ashlee Iber of Barrington took part
in the meeting held recently in Dallas, TX.
Iber, a junior studying community development, and Hebert, a freshman
studying community service and leadership, were two of approximately
100 students and American Cancer Society staff partners from
32 states and the District of Columbia to attend the two-day
The annual meeting is an opportunity for the 100 Colleges Against
Cancer chapters across the country to network and discuss the
program's nationwide initiatives and goals for the upcoming year,
as well as take part in educational and training break out sessions
with American Cancer Society staff members.
Session topics included: advocacy on campus, Relay For Life® --
a community event to fight cancer -- cancer education, chapter
management and survivorship.
"Participating in Colleges Against Cancer has really been
one of the highlights in my student life," Hebert said. "Being
able to spend time with other chapter members from across the country
and with staff members of the American Cancer Society really helps
reaffirm the important role that students can play in the fight
According to Holly Randall, a community executive with the American
Cancer Society, "The Colleges Against Cancer program has
been a tremendous asset to the society and the students who participate
see the value in their work and are coming away with skills they
can translate to their post-collegiate lives."
The American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer® is a nationwide
collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated
to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs of
the American Cancer Society in college communities.
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer
as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering
and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and
service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta,
Georgia, the society has 14 regional Divisions and local offices
in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across
For more information, contact Vicki Hebert, Colleges Against Cancer
at UNH, (603) 401-0735, or Vickiy2y@yahoo.com.