Tompkins Cortland Community College student Carinn Hubbard has been selected to participate in the Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy, a fellowship program co-sponsored by the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) and Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic (S.A.F.E.). She is the only student from a New York college accepted into the national program.
Hubbard, an adult student from Ithaca, is excited for the opportunity to learn more about the field. Her ultimate goal is to help people facing the challenges of addiction, much like she has been helped. After a semester as a general education student in 2016, she returned to the College this year as a student in the chemical dependency counseling program.
“Being in recovery has changed my life,” she said. “The support I have received has changed my life. I believe in the process, so when I found out about this major, it made perfect sense.”
Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy is designed for college students who are passionate about the intersection of collegiate recovery, leadership, and service. Students in the Academy will design and execute an impact project to improve collegiate recovery supports, policies, or perception on a local, regional or national level.
As part of her acceptance into the Academy, Hubbard was awarded a scholarship to attend the Regional Academy Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. November 9-11 and the 10th National Collegiate Recovery Conference in Boston June 29-July 2, 2019. At the national conference, she will present the results of her project.