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Student Health Service Center Celebrates 75 Years


Eau Claire (WQOW) - In 75 years the objective has never changed, even though the platform has.  This week the UW-Eau Claire Student Health Services center will celebrate 75 years of service to the University.

"We are really excited to be celebrating, because it has been an accomplishment to be here for 75 years," says Alice Hanson a registered nurse with the center.  "And I think a big part of our celebration is to help in promoting our services.  The recognition of the availability of our service to our students."

The center was established in 1938 with just a single nurse in a small room in Schofield Hall on lower campus.  They purpose was to provide affordable health care to students.  Three-quarters of a century later the center has the same purpose, but a vastly different means of providing it.  The center is now located in the Crest Wellness Center on upper campus and consists of more than 20 staff members with 10 exam rooms and even a room where minor procedures can be performed. 

"We're here for the students.  The student's academic success is essential, and that is why we're here is to keep students as healthy as possible," said Laura Chellman, Student Health Center Director.  "And develop healthy lifestyles so they can remain healthy, stay in class and do as well as they can."

The center is holding an open house this Friday, October 25th from 1-3 P.M. in the Crest Wellness Center on Upper Campus.

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