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Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Awards (sponsored by Phil Delta Theta) Announced by

By Ruth Goodman
Kentucky Award WinnerThe University of Kentucky received the Zeta Tau Alpha Award for Innovation in Campus Hazing Prevention and Education. This $10,000 award is given to a college or university for innovative, year-round hazing prevention programming that focuses on education and intervention. Additionally, Drexel University received six registration scholarships to the Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention in recognition of the university’s continued efforts to address hazing on campus.
The Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Award, sponsored by Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, was given to four individuals who stood up to hazing in their organizations and helped educate others about the dangers of hazing.The award recipients are:
  • Amber Alt, a member of Theta Phi Alpha at Cleveland State University, who realized that another campus student organization was hazing and reported the incident to administrators
  • Alison Baier, a member of Sigma Kappa at Rutgers University,who took action and assumed responsibility for ending hazing in her chapter
  • Lindsay Lagreid, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma at Washington State University, who worked tirelessly to provide programming for National Hazing Prevention Week at WSU
  • Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, who spoke out about hazing within the NFL

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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