In a ceremony this fall in Indianapolis, Hobart and William Smith Colleges received an award from the federal Department of Education for “Most Valuable Players,” a program designed to promote healthy behavior among intercollegiate students athlete directed by H. Wesley Perkins, a professor of sociology; and David W. Craig, professor of chemistry.
The grant competition was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, which seeks to identify models of effective alcohol and other drug prevention programs and sitribute information about their successes to other colleges and universities.
This is the second time in six years that HWS has recieved this honor for an alcohol and other drug abuse prevention program. The Colleges is one of only two institutions of higher learning ever honored for a second time. Among the 27 schools receiving this award over the last six years, HWS is the only liberal arts colleges amidst 26 universities. none, will give “”Most Valuable Players” award granted to HWS Colleges”