History of the UF Division of Student Affairs - Page 69

69 groups: AIDS Peer Educators (in response to campus fears and uncertainty about HIV/AIDS) and Shady Gators (skin cancer prevention). Emmerée took over coordination of the eating disorders peer education group S.A.V.E. (Society’s Attitudes and Values about Eating) from the Counseling Center. From 19911997, Rae Maren, Director of Nursing at the Student Health Care Center, directed the Health Education Department. At the end of Maren’s tenure, Jane C ullen assumed the role of Director of Nursing and Health Education. In the mid-1990s, the Health Education Department added nutrition therapy services to its mission. In 1996, Hannah Stahmer, a Registered Dietician, was hired to provide free nutrition counseling to students and outreach and education in the areas of nutrition and eating disorders. Janis Mena, also a Registered Dietician, was hired in 1996 to join Stahmer in providing comprehensive nutrition counseling, presentations and other outreach efforts. In 1997, the Campus Alcohol and Drug Resource Center (CADRC) moved from the Division of Student Affairs to the Health Education Department when U.S. Department of Education Funds for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant funding ended and its director, Assistant Dean of Students Liz Broughton, transferred to the College of Education. Andy Miller, a health educator, assumed the directorship of CADRC within the Health Education Department and provided programming for alcohol and other drugs. In 1998, Auth, Emmerée, Miller, and peer education students planned and implemented the long-sustained “GatorWell” Health Hut Program utilizing peer educators to disseminate information on key health issues at various locations throughout campus. The first recruitment of student “wellness educators” to staff the Hut was held at the end of Fall 1998 with training and campus programming and outreach beginning in January 1999. Emmerée served as the first coordinator of the Health Hut program, followed by Michael Schmoyer, a doctoral student who worked briefly with the Health Education Department in 2000. In January 2000, Emmerée left the department to pursue her doctoral degree at UF, and two additional health educators were hired, Tavis Glassman (April 2000) and Tina Baker (August 2000). Baker was charged with the coordination of the Health Hut Program following the departure of Schmoyer. Glassman was hired to replace Miller (who left in 1999), whose position included overseeing the Campus Alcohol & Drug Resource Center (CADRC). Shortly after Glassman Depa rtment histor ies : gatorwell health promotion services