PACE Team Returns from National Conference with Award

by Kara Moran '13 | Nov 16, 2012

 The DeSales PACE Group at the BACCHUS Conference in Orlando

On Sunday, November 4, at the Bacchus National Conference in Orlando Florida, DeSales University’s Peers Advising Counseling Educating (PACE) team presented a workshop, “The Magic Pill,” and the group received the “Excellent Network Member” award.

“The Magic Pill” is a program about how diet and exercise can improve one’s life and even prevent chronic diseases, according to senior PACE member Colleen Gavin. “The title is an analogy of a magic trick, and how even magicians need to practice their habits for perfection,” she states.

The “Excellent Network Member” award is presented to teams who continually hold good programs throughout the year at their college. This year PACE has hosted Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes, an event raising awareness about domestic abuse, and the program “It’s Not an Accident, It’s a Choice,” a program about the dangers of drinking and driving. Team members who presented at the conference were (pictured above, from left) Jordan Roman '15, Kevin Regan ’14, Colleen Gavin ’13, Kathy Griffin ’15, Lindsey Wyglendowski ’15, Guilherme Lopes ’13, Kristen Taormina ’13, and Emilee Rutherford ’13.

The next program to be held by PACE is “Kindness to Change to World,” and will be presented by Emilee Rutherford on Wednesday, November 28, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

DeSales University’s PACE team, established in May 2004, consists of eight certified students who assist in peer counseling on campus and talk with other students on issues such as alcohol, sexual assault, relationships, time management, and health/social education. They also work with high school, middle school and elementary school students to address a variety of topics.

For more information, contact Colleen Gavin at or Emilee Rutherford at

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