UACCB to host Speak Up-Speak Out workshop

A photo of Will Doerhoff

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host the Speak Up-Speak Out workshop from 6-8 p.m. April 6 in Independence Hall. The workshop, presented by the William Christian Doerhoff Memorial Foundation, is geared toward helping college and high school students and their peers not engage in the “bystander effect” when drug use begins.

William “Will” Christian Doerhoff died at the age of 20 from a heroin overdose. His drug use began as a freshman in college. According to the foundation’s website, the goal of the foundation is “to empower students to create a paradigm shift of awareness in their culture and to protect one another.” Students, parents, siblings, counselors, teachers, health professionals, law enforcement, emergency personnel and others who interact with youth are encouraged to attend this free event.

The foundation works in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Benton Police Department and the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy with support from the Arkansas Lieutenant Governor’s office and the Arkansas Attorney General’s office.

For more information about the William Christian Doerhoff Memorial Foundation and the workshop, visit