Voorhees College Director of Campus Security was recently recognized


Voorhees College Director of Campus Security was recognized by 2nd Judicial Circuit

July 21, 2016

Voorhees College Director of Campus Security, Chief James Weldon, recently received recognition as a dedicated team member by the 2nd Judicial Circuit Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET) during a luncheon held in Aiken, S.C. 

The purpose of the AET is to decrease the use of alcohol among minors while increasing awareness about the dangers of underage drinking through the use of several techniques and strategies such as implementing environmental prevention procedures, collaborating with local community partners and educating minors about the issue.

During Voorhees Campus Safety Awareness week, Weldon partners with community organizations such as the AET, South Carolina Highway Patrol, and Denmark Fire and Police departments to make sure the students of Voorhees stay informed and understand the consequences of underage drinking and what resources are available to them.

“There are so many consequences that can result from underage drinking, some fatal and some not,” said Weldon. “It is my responsibility as a campus safety officer to present the cold hard truth to students on the possible dangers and trouble for those who choose to engage.”

Weldon has been a member of AET for six years and has led campus security at Voorhees for 11 years. He is a recent graduate of Voorhees with a bachelor’s degree in emergency management. Voorhees is the only HBCU in the state of South Carolina that offers this major.