We are working on other ways to acknowledge and celebrate those working in college health and will announce that soon. Stay tuned!
To recognize the contributions to College Health by an individual working in the field from the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont. The individual selected should have made significant contributions to the students they serve as well as their institution, community, and the field of college health. Peers and customers should recognize them as creative, innovative, dedicated leaders and mentors known for their sharing and caring.
For consideration, nominees need not be an ACHA individual member, but must currently work in college health. Written nominations will be submitted in letter format to the Chair of the Awards Committee no later than June 1 of the given year. The Awards Committee shall consist of 3-5 members appointed by the Board of Directors and shall include the previous year’s recipient. The awards committee will furnish their recommendations to the Board for approval at its June meeting.
Congratulations to our 2019 Presidents Award recipient, Leah Driscoll, MSW, LICSW, Berklee College of Music.
Leah has had a significant impact on her Health Service, College, community, and on College Health regionally and nationally quoted as being “passionate and dedicated, consistently going above and beyond for her students and staff”. She developed the Office of Student Wellness Promotion and Services post-merger of Berklee College of Music/Boston Conservatory at Berklee and also developed partnerships with Residence Life, International Student Affairs, and Academic Faculty at Berklee College to increase student access and awareness to wellness education on topics like sexual health, drug and alcohol safety, healthy relationships, sleep hygiene, accessing health insurance and medical benefits, repetitive strain and hearing loss, and others.
Leah received the award during NYSCHA | NECHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Saratoga Springs, NY.