Saint Martin's College substance abuse program coordinator receives leadership award

Nov. 24, 2004

Lacey – Saint Martin’s College’s substance abuse prevention program coordinator, Jason Kilmer, Ph.D., was named the recipient of a regional Mid-level Student Affairs Professional of the Year Award by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators earlier this month.

The organization, which numbers some 8,000 College and University employees, supports members by providing a variety of professional and policy development services, as well as promoting exemplary practices among those working with students.

Kilmer was honored for his outstanding ability to connect with students on a personal level and “effectively provide them with information they need to make informed decisions.”

“We are so pleased that Jason was honored with this award,” said Saint Martin’s Counseling Center Director Lynne Welton. “He is awesome with students, and is a nationally known and published speaker on the harm reduction model of drug and alcohol abuse prevention.”

Kilmer has a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Washington. A four-year employee of Saint Martin’s, who also works at The Evergreen State College, he provides drug and alcohol abuse prevention training to Saint Martin’s student groups and first-year seminar students. He also is a co-advisor for the Peer Health Educator’s Organization and has been key to securing and carrying out a three-year NCAA “Choices” grant to educate Saint Martin’s students about high-risk alcohol use and conduct programs aimed at reducing alcohol use on campus, Welton said.

Welton said Kilmer will be in competition with other regional award winners for the association’s national award.

For more information:
Lynne Welton
Counseling Center director
360-438-4513; lwelton@stmartin.edu

Deanna Partlow
Office of Communication
360-438-4541; dpartlow@stmartin.edu