News from NYSCHA (Updated 12-23-2014)

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From the NYSCHA President – SUNY Ebola Health Alert

As a member of the SUNY system wide working group and your NYSCHA President, I have requested and SUNY has agreed to NYSCHA placing the SUNY Ebola Health Alert Link on our website. This link will provide a resource for information and guidance to all our SUNY campuses regardless of size and structure. The task force group will continue to meet through the New Year and any subsequent changes or updates to this information will appear under the Key Resources section of this page.

Paula Snyder, RN, BSN
President, NYSCHA
Jamestown Community College

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NYSCHA 2014 Annual Meeting - Handouts

October 22-24, 2014 • Syracuse, New York
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the NYSCHA 2014 Annual Meeting. We appreciate your support of NYSCHA whether you came as a speaker, an exhibitor, or an attendee. Many of our speakers have provided copies of their slides and/or handouts for attendees. Click here to view the list of programs and the attached handouts.

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NYSCHA/NECHA 2015 Combined Annual Meeting

October 28-30, 2015 • The Desmond, Albany, New York

The planning has begun for the NYSCHA/NECHA 2015 Combined Annual Meeting, which will be held at The Desmond Hotel in Albany from October 28-30, 2015. The planning committee welcomes your suggestions for topics and potential speakers. Please share your ideas with the NYSCHA Conference Planner by e-mail or by phone (585-273-5770). The Call for Proposals and information for exhibitors and sponsors will be available on this web site by January 15, 2015.

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NYSCHA Professional Awards – Accepting Nominations

Susan Shearer Award • Vincent Lamparella Award • Clifford B. Reifler Award
The NYSCHA Executive Board is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the three NYSCHA Professional Awards. These prestigious awards reflect the hard work and commitment of our members to promote and advance college health in colleges and universities across New York State. The awards honor three people who made college health a signature piece of their life’s work. It is our privilege to present these awards in their memory. Click here to see the three NYSCHA Professional Awards.

We encourage all NYSCHA members to consider nominating an individual or individuals from their institutions. The nominating process is easy.  To nominate an individual, provide two supporting letters that outline your nominee’s work in and commitment to college health. Send your nomination letters and the nomination form (MS Word) to Paula Snyder at

We will be delighted to consider any and all nominations. If you have questions about the nomination process, please contact Paula Snyder by e-mail or by phone (716-376-7569).

Best regards and thank you for all you do for our students through your work in college health!

Paula Snyder, NYSCHA President
Director, Jamestown Community College Health Services

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Conferences/Meetings of Interest

We would be happy to post your announcement of a conference/meeting being held in New York State. Please send your announcement to Mary Madsen at

Drugs of Abuse
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

10:00-12:00 noon
The College at Brockport

This presentation, which will be presented by Upstate Poison Center, will focus on Heroin and as time permits go over synthetics etc.  The presentation is appropriate for clinical staff as well as residential life, administration and University Police. The location and registration information will be posted on this site.

College Health Symposium
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo Health & Counseling is pleased to announce the College Health Symposium is set for Tuesday, May 19th, 2015. Registration information and program details will be posted on this site when available. Please pass on the news to others that may be interested. If you have questions, please contact Deb Penoyer at

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NYSCHA Job Listings

If you would like to post a position on the NYSCHA web site, send the job description to the NYSCHA web master ( Announcements will be posted on the NYSCHA web site for 30-45 days.

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NYSCHA 2014 Student Winners

NYSCHA is pleased to announce the winners of the NYSCHA 2014 Student Awards.

Yi Wan WuNYSCHA 2014 Student Award: Congratulations to Ms. Yi Wan Wu from Stony Brook University. During the past year Yi Wan, who is also a nursing student, led efforts to conduct a campus student health fair that included the Bone Marrow Registry, oral health screenings of those who reported use of tobacco, no cost anonymous HIV and Hepatitis C testing along with spearheading the distribution of health resource information throughout the event.  Yi Wan is also invested in health outcomes and health education that concentrates on health education and prevention.

Stony Brook SHAC GroupNYSCHA 2014 Student Group Award: Congratulations to “SHAC – Student Health Advisory Committee – Tobacco Free SUNY” from Stony Brook University. The SBU Kick Butts students submitted the winning entry of their efforts supporting a tobacco free SUNY. Over 500 students attended this event, which included petition circulation and creation of photos and videos, which among other issues, heightened awareness of the global impact of tobacco harvesting and physical health risks affiliated with harvesting as experienced by children and adults who actually work in the harvesting process.

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Handouts from Previous NYSCHA Annual Meetings

The handouts from the sessions are available on the Annual Meeting page of this web site. The handouts are organized by the session in which they were held.  We appreciate our speakers' willingness to share their presentations with us.