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Geraldine Taylor the Recipient of the American College Heath Association’s E. Dean Lovett Award
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The American College Heath Association (ACHA) recently named Geraldine (Gerri) Taylor as recipient of the E. Dean Lovett Award for 2010 for her contributions to the development of an exemplary college health program. This award will be presented at ACHA's 2010 Annual Meeting on June 4, 2010, in Philadelphia.
Taylor, assistant dean/director of the Center for Health and Wellness, has a commitment to provide quality care for students, and has created a first rate university health center with an outstanding staff. She has implemented electronic medical records, interactive alcohol education, illness prevention campaigns, and a robust pandemic and crisis response plan for the university. She has also increased services for students with eating disorders, and implemented programs in areas such as nutritional counseling, stress reduction, and fitness.
At Bentley, Taylor has served as co-chair of the Crisis Management Team, chair of the Crisis Planning Committee, co-chair of the Sexual Assault Task Force and chair of the Alcohol Task Force. She was voted Staff Member of the Year by the student body, and Founder's Day recipient by university staff members.
Locally, she is a past president of the College Health Association of Nurse and Administrative Directors. At the state level, she was selected by the Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health to represent Massachusetts colleges on the state H1N1 Advisory Committee and the Statewide Surge Committee. Regionally, she is on the Board of the New England College Health Association. Nationally, Taylor is chair-elect of the ACHA Advanced Practice Clinicians section.
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu.