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Keystone to host nationally recognized alcohol awareness speaker

Posted: 09/26/2012

Jim MatthewsLa Plume – Jim Matthews, a nationally recognized alcohol awareness speaker, will visit Keystone College for a presentation, “Beer, Booze and Books: A Sober Look at Higher Education” on Tues., Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Theatre in Brooks.

Presented by Keystone’s Concerts and Lectures Series, the event is free and open to the public. Combining lecture with multi-media graphics and video, the program provides critical information about college drinking in an entertaining and non-judgmental manner.

Mr. Matthews has delivered his presentation to over 400,000 students at 400 college campuses nationwide. He has appeared on ABC, CNN, and NBC Radio and has been featured in many magazine and newspaper articles.

Currently serving as the coordinator of health education at Merrimack College, Massachusetts, Mr. Matthews received a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and master’s degree from Queens College. He is also a certified trainer for the Prevention Research Institute and maintains certification in chemical dependency therapy.

Mr. Matthews is the author of “Beer, Booze and Books: A Sober Look at Higher Education,” The ABCs of College Drinking: 25 Tips for Navigating the Collegiate Party Scene,” and “The Parents Guide to College Drinking: Facing the Challenge Together.”