Division II

Brady’s wish: Seton Hill University

On April 22,2017, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee of Seton Hill University granted a wish to Brady, a 15-year-old boy who recently completed treatment for Ewing’s sarcoma. Brady’s wish was to travel to Aruba to scuba dive near the SS Antilla shipwreck and explore De Palm Island. The presentation was made in between games of the baseball team’s doubleheader. Brady was presented with a huge boarding pass for his trip to Aruba. During the 2015-16 academic year, Seton Hill’s SAAC raised $8,312.53 for Make-A-Wish, ranking eighth in the nation among NCAA Division II schools and second in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. The successful fundraising enabled the Griffins to grant a wish during the 2016-17 academic year.

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Award of Excellence: Palm Beach Atlantic University

Launched in summer 2016, Palm Beach Atlantic University started “Speak Out Sailfish”. The initiative is a clarion call, inviting PBA students, faculty and staff to speak out and realize that the solution begins with them. It seeks to reframe the conversation about sexual misconduct and assault and provide education on how it can be prevented. “Speak Out Sailfish” includes: education on consent; education on sexual assault, misconduct and harassment; education on PBA’s Title IX policies and procedures; and bystander intervention training. Since the program’s launch, over 1,000 people have received education and training on one of the above topic areas.

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