Student Alcohol Managment Program Wednesday

Tim Danube
associate director of the Nebraskan Student Union, 308.865.8523

Patty Spady of Beatrice and Keith Becker of Kearney will speak at a Student Alcohol Management Program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room.

Patty Spady is the mother of Samantha Spady, who was a freshman at Colorado State University in 2005 when she died of  alcohol poisoning. Motivated by this tragedy, she now travels to college campuses nationwide to tell her daughter’s story and relate the goals of the Sam Spady Foundation.

The Foundation promotes alcohol awareness at colleges and universities in the United States with an emphasis on alcohol poisoning and high-risk consumption. She has appeared on the Dr. Phil Show and the Jane Pauley Show.

Keith Becker, a sophomore speech communication major at UNK, lost his brother Todd as the result of an alcohol-related  accident. Todd was a senior at Kearney High School. Keith also serves as an intern with Congressman Tom Osborne.

Keith has spoken to more than 10,000 students in Nebraska about alcohol related issues and is the founder of the Todd Becker Foundation. The foundation seeks to help students with important issues they will face.

The program, which is sponsored by Loper Programming and Activities Council (LPAC) and funded by UPFF, is free and open to the public.