Raleigh, NC, November 27, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Kim Raynor, interim chief executive officer for The Alice Aycock Poe Center For Health Education (www.poehealth.org), a statewide nonprofit whose mission is to positively impact the lives of North Carolina youth through health education, has announced its 2007 Annual Meeting award winners. The following award recipients were honored at the Annual Meeting on Nov. 1 at the Poe Center in Raleigh:
• The Gordon Smith Jr. Award — Time Warner Cable
• Faye L. Miller Distinguished Service Award — Joe Bryan, Wake County Commissioner (District 1) and first vice president of investments at Wachovia Securities
• President’s Award — North Carolina PTA
• Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award — Al Woods, Pine Elementary School, Washington County
In addition to the awards, John Muter and Barnhill Contracting were recognized for their support of the Poe Center. The event featured keynote speaker, Dr. Sheila Collins, director of Translational Biology and the Program in Endocrine Biology and senior investigator at The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, who addressed obesity and diabetes.
“We are pleased to announce all of our 2007 Annual Meeting award winners,” said Raynor. “All of these organizations and individuals have played a crucial role in the development of the Poe Center.”
About The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education:
The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education, which has its headquarters in Raleigh, N.C., specializes in delivering and developing programs for youth to address health concerns like childhood obesity, physical inactivity, unhealthy food choices, tooth decay, drug and alcohol abuse, unintentional injuries, and teen pregnancy. All programs follow the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's Healthful Living Curriculum. The Poe Center conducts a number of specialized projects, made possible through the collaboration and support of health-education friendly partners. Since opening its doors in November 1991, the Poe Center has provided healthy lifestyle education to communities, schools and organizations, serving over 675,000 participants from 73 counties in North Carolina. For more information, you can visit their Web site at www.poehealth.org.
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