Paul Fuchcar Speaks At ElderScholars Meeting Oct. 8

Monday, September 30, 2013

The October ElderScholars meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Lookout Mountain Room of the University Center.  The scheduled speaker is Paul Fuchcar (pronounced Futch-kar), executive director of CADAS, Council for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services.  He will be introduced by Jeannie Harper, niece of ElderScholar members Lynn and Rick Price.  Ms. Harper is a UT Alumni and sits on the Board of CADAS.  She will also give us a brief introduction of herself and how she became interested in CADAS.

Mr. Fuchcar has served as executive director of CADAS for over nine years.  He also serves as the chair of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Planning and Policy Council which was created to assist the Department in planning a comprehensive array of high quality prevention, early intervention and treatment services.  He is involved in over a dozen state and community efforts.  He has a B. A. in Psychology, Southern Adventist University: M. Ed in Human Resource Development, Vanderbilt University and Ed. D., University of Texas, Austin.

The group will meet for lunch around noon and there will be an ElderScholars sign on the table in the cafeteria. 

The official meeting starts at 1 p.m.  Parking is free in any UTC lot.   Place a letter on the dashboard indicating that you are attending the ElderScholar meeting.


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