Accomplishments - Edinboro University
          Contact Info

          Ghering Health and Wellness Center
          McNerney Hall, 1st Floor
          300 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA  16444

          Student Health Services
          Phone: (814) 732-2743
          Fax: (814) 732-2666


          Enhancing health services by creating ease of access and sponsoring health educational events are just a few of the ways Ghering Health and Wellness Center helps to support the health of Edinboro University campus community.

          Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.


          • Provided Therapy Dog sessions in collaboration with CAPS and Wellness Peer Educators on campus once a month during the academic year to provide emotional support to our students. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Received another three-year accreditation award from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. (2016)
          • Maintained excellent patient satisfaction survey results, indicating 99 percent of users would return to the Health Center for services. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Initiated early evening CAPS appointments hours on Monday – Thursday. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Hired a part-time Clerk Typist 2. (2017)
          • Hired a Clinical Case Manager. (2019)
          • Established kiosks for Student Health Services’ appointment check-in through the patient portal. (2018)

          Health Educational Events

          • Conducted, by Danielle Odell, RN from Student Health Services, CPR and first aid classes for faculty, staff and students. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Hosted the Annual Health Fair at the Student Center. The event is typically attended by over 600 faculty, staff, students and community members with upwards of 60 vendors. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Provided educational programs on campus to our students such as Sex Double Dare, Sex Pictionary, Condom Bingo, and Alcohol Jeopardy by the Peer Educators. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Collaborated with the Wellness Peer Educators, Student Health and Wellness Advisory Board (SHWAB) students to host a Safe Spring Break, Collegiate Alcohol Awareness, and Sexual Health Awareness tables at the Pogue Student Center. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Observed World AIDS Day in conjunction with the Wellness Peer Educators and Campus Ministry by hosting tables. This program was funded by a grant from the Student Government Association. (2017, 2018)
          • Organized the annual “Unmasking the Faces of Domestic Violence March” in October in collaboration with SafeNet, Safe Journey, Campus Ministry, Crime Victim Services, SHWAB and the Wellness Peer Educators to recognize victims of domestic violence. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Continue to partner with the Erie County and PA State Departments of Health to provide free STD testing and treatment to University students. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Presented program “Self-Care” by Lexie Mustin, a CAPS counselor, to Highlands residents. (2018)
          • Sponsored program “Toxic Love: When You Love Someone Who Is Bad For You” by CAPS Faculty. (2017, 2018)
          • Presented “Helping Anxious Students and Making Referrals to CAPS” by CAPS Faculty. (2018)
          • Educated the Campus Community on ACE, a-ask, c-care, e-escort. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Conducted, by Maria Day, a CAPS counselor, Mindfulness Workshops for the Peer Educators. (2017)
          • Created Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. (2019)
          • Presented, by Haley Atkins, a Lunch and Learn for students and staff titled “Recognizing Anxiety in College Students and Techniques to Help Alleviate Anxiety”. (2019)
          • Conducted by Dale Humes, a CAPS counselor, Mindfulness Training Workshop to Residence Life and Housing Staff. (2018)
          • Collaborated with Student Health Services, SHWAB and Wellness Peer Educators to staff tables on campus regarding Cervical Cancer Awareness. (2018)

          Campus Collaboration

          • Collaborated with the CMC to provide an open house of the Ecumenical Spirituality Center and picnic during welcome weekend. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Collaborated with CMC to host social knit-working sessions twice a month where knitted items are donated to local shelters. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Partnered with Student Affairs and Campus Ministry to provide a Service of Remembrance to remember and light candles for students, faculty, staff, alumni, family members and friends who have passed away within the past year. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Collaborated with Campus Ministry Cooperative to provide pastoral care hours at the Health and Wellness Center with local clergy. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Provided multiple students with food bags from the on-campus food pantry in collaboration with several departments. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Coordinated blood drives each month on a rotating schedule with the American Red Cross and Community Blood Bank. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Provided a “one-stop shop” for students by working with the following organizations: Campus Ministry Cooperative, Alcoholics Anonymous, Crime Victim Center, Safe Net, Safe Journey and Gaudenzia, Erie. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Provided nursing coverage at various on-campus events including concerts, graduation ceremonies and convocation. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Collaborated with the Director of Safety and Risk Management to provide Hepatitis B vaccinations to the appropriate EU staff. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Conducted respiratory fit testing in collaboration with the Director of Safety and Risk Management. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Served, by the Director of the Ghering Health and Wellness Center, as an Exposure Control Officer with the Director of Safety and Risk Management. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Sponsored, by CAPS, Therapy Dog visits for BASIS students. (2018)
          • Provided outreach grief support, by CAPS Faculty, for the 2020 Class of Nursing students after the death of a classmate. (2018)
          • Participated, by CAPS Faculty, in the LemonAid Stand initiative by Student Affairs on the first day of classes. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Collaborated with Community Outreach for the RAKE project. (2019)
          • Collaborated with Community Outreach for the Edinboro Upcycles event. (2019)
          • Conducted, by members of the Wellness Task Force, suicide prevention sessions for faculty, staff and students. (2018)
          • Created by CAPS, new programs, including “Self-Care: The Art of Loving You!”, “Chill Without a Pill” and “Calming the Fighting Scot”. (2019)
          • Created by Wellness Peer Educators, two new programs, “Girls Night In: the Truth about Women’s Health” and “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader: LGBT Edition”. (2019)
          • Provided educational program, How to help College Students, by Dr. Mary Wolf, CAPS Licensed Psychologist, for faculty and staff at the request of Center for Faculty Excellence. (2018)
          • Staffed a table on campus to provide sexual health information by Wellness Peer Educators for Unicorn Day. (2019)
          • Conducted SHS tours for Bridge Program and International students. (2017, 2018, 2019)

          Grants/ Awards

          • Received a grant from Gaudenzia, Erie, for drug and alcohol education. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Received a grant from APSCUF Health and Welfare Fund to assist with the annual Health Fair. (2019)


          • Partnered with the University of Pittsburgh to collaboratively conduct research in regard to alcohol awareness and intervention. (2017, 2018, 2019)

          Clinical Rotations and Work Experiences

          • Partnered with community outreach to provide a worksite experience for outreach workers. (2017, 2018, 2019))
          • Provided an educational site for human performance field students from the Health and Physical Education Department. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Served as a preceptor for a medical assistant extern from Great Lakes Institute of Technology. (2019)
          • Serve as a clinical, observational and educational experience site by Student Health Services in collaboration with the Edinboro University Nursing Department and Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Program. (2017, 2018, 2019)

          Staff Education and Development

          • Completed ALICE Training, CAPS Faculty and SHS Staff. (2018, 2019)
          • Completed CPR Training, CAPS Faculty. (2017)
          • Completed CISM Training, CAPS Faculty, SHS Staff and some Wellness Task Force members. (2018)
          • Completed, by Alexis Mustin of CAPS, a week long workshop on Conscious Leadership at the Cape Cod Institute. (2017)
          • Completed, by Alexis Mustin of CAPS, CEs in Ethics and Effective Treatment for Cluster B Personality Disorder (Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic and Anti-Social Personality Disorders). (2017)
          • Completed, by Alexis Mustin of CAPS, a week long workshop titled “Bouncing Back: The Neuroscience of Coping with Disappointment, Difficulty, even Disaster” at the Cape Cod Institute. (2019)
          • Completed, by Alexis Mustin of CAPS, a workshop on High-functioning Autism. (2018)
          • Partnered with the Office of Safety and Risk Management to train the medical staff “Hands only CPR” to promote awareness. (2019)
          • Educated by UPMC representative to partner with the Office of Safety and Risk Management to train the medical staff “Stop the Bleed” to educate the campus community. (2019)
          • Updated Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative CE by Joye Dado and Darla Elder. (2017)
          • Attended, by Joye Dado, Darla Elder and Deborah Krizmanich, the 2019 ACHA Conference. (2019)
          • Attended by Dr. Mary Wolf and Wellness Peer Educators, the Regional Peer Educator Conference at the University of Buffalo. Peer Educators also presented a sexual health awareness program. (2018)

          Collaboration with Outside Agencies/ Universities

          • Joined the Hermitage House Key Club, which held a March for Life event at the Zafirovski Sports and Recreation Center. The club donated items to the Parenting Resource Room. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Participated in the Rural Domestic Violence Task Force. The Director of the Ghering Health and Wellness Center. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Participated in the Safe Kids Coalition, by the Director of the Ghering Health and Wellness Center. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Volunteered, by Dr. Mary Wolf and Ms. Maria Day of CAPS, to be facilitators for the Edinboro University chapter of Athena Connections. (2017)
          • Partnered with NAMI for future programming of suicide awareness and prevention (Backpack project). (2019)
          • Hosted once each semester in every academic year, by Wellness Peer Educators and the Student Health and Wellness Center, a panel speaker event with Safe Journey and SafeNet at the Pogue Student Center on “Toxic Love: When You Love Someone who is Bad for You”. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Collaborated with multiple outside agencies (e.g. Gaudenzia, Safe Journey, Crime Victim Center, NAMI, Erie County Health Department, Hermitage House) coordinated by Dr. Mary Wolf, to provide educational training for all Wellness Peer Educators. (2017, 2018)
          • Attended, by some Peer Educators and Graduate Assistant, a two day training on campus for CISM. (2017, 2018, 2019)
          • Joined with the University of Pittsburgh to provide education to students on Healthy Relationships. (2019)