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College Volunteer Jennifer Stenback Organizes a SWAT Recruitment Activity
August 2, 2014

Jennifer Stenback, a senior at the College of Public Health at University of South Florida, recruited students for the Indian River Chapter of Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) during the Indian River Mall Back to School event.  

Ms. Stenback informed parents and students that joining SWAT has many benefits that include earning volunteer hours, improving public speaking skills, gaining leadership skills and opportunities, changing local policies, and by participating in community events.

SWAT Recruitment

Ms. Stenback volunteered this summer with QuitDoc, helping on several projects with the Tobacco Free Partnership of Indian River County.

Within days of contacting Tobacco Prevention Specialist, Leslie Spurlock, Jennifer volunteered at the County’s Employee Health Fair, congratulating people who had quit and encouraging others who want to quit.

Jennifer’s skills in design also resulted in a graphic for doctor’s offices urging parents to talk with their children about the dangers of tobacco. She then visited doctors’ offices around the County distributing Three Ways to Quit and Tobacco Free Partnership brochures for people seeking more information.   

“Jennifer’s capacity to work independently and her confidence working with people has been an exceptional asset for QuitDoc this summer”, said Spurlock. “She will be missed when she returns to college”.  During her senior year in college, Jennifer will be interning with a team conducting research on tobacco.

For more information contact Leslie Spurlock at 772-577-3701, or reach out by email at