The Substance Awareness Committee Presents Chris Beckman, Star of "Real World: Chicago" and Recovering Addict

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Immediate: February 27, 2008 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 e-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.edu

The Substance Awareness Committee Presents Chris Beckman, Star of "Real World: Chicago" and Recovering Addict, March 11

Garden City, NY  The Substance Awareness Committee at Nassau Community College is proud to present Chris Beckman, star of Real World: Chicago and recovering addict, as the featured speaker of the College's Substance Awareness Day activities. Beckman will speak about his experiences at 1:00 p.m. in the College Center Building.

Beckman is a former member of MTV's Real World: Chicago cast. He had also been a drug abuser and an alcoholic since he was 11 years old. He is now clean and sober and a successful artist and model living in New York City. Beckman is also author of Clean: A New Generation of Recovery Speaks Out, in which he shares his spiral into addiction, the “gift of desperation” that prompted his recovery and inspiring stories from other young recovering addicts.

Chris Beckman's appearance at Nassau Community College is free and open to the public. It's sponsored by the NCC Substance Awareness Committee and the Office of Human Resources and Labor Relations. For more information, please call Dr. Beverly Harrison at 516.572.7660.

About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 21,000 full- and part-time students and 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 65 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.

 

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