20 year celebration at CSUB

May 15, 2007
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, kmiller26@csub.edu or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720, mnewell1@csub.edu

California State University Bakersfield's Extended University is celebrating 20 years of educating the community in the field of alcoholism and drug abuse.

The celebration is slated for Saturday, May 19, from noon to 2 p.m. at CSUB's Business Development Center. Lunch is free at the event and will include special speakers, including CSUB President Horace Mitchell; Bob Tyler, president of the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC); former students, instructors, and Craig Kelsey, dean of Extended University.

The CAADAC has awarded certificates to thousands of counselors who have successfully treated clients struggling with the disease of addiction.

"In the 20 years since its inception, the Extended University's Drug and Alcohol Studies program has served more than 1,000 students and has become one of the premier CAADAC approved programs in California. We have the highest pass rate for the CAADAC written exam, which is the first step in state licensure after students have completed the CSUB program," said Kelly Baird, director of extension programs at CSUB.

The California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors will be conducting a mini-conference that morning beginning at 8:30 a.m. Certified education units will be awarded to those who attend.

For more information or to reserve your seat please call (661) 654-6350 or email eud@csub.edu