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Bentley University Health and Wellness Director Geraldine Taylor Receives E. Dean Lovett Award from American College Health Association

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Bentley University Health and Wellness Director Geraldine Taylor Receives E. Dean Lovett Award from American College Health Association

The American College Health Association (ACHA) presented the national E. Dean Lovett Award to Geraldine Taylor, assistant dean for Health and Wellness and director of the Center for Health and Wellness at Bentley University, recognizing her contributions to Bentley, the community and ACHA -- particularly in regard to the H1N1 pandemic. Taylor was honored at the organization's annual meeting on June 3 in Philadelphia ACHA acknowledged Taylor's exemplary work on the university's crisis management team and her collaborative efforts with other New England schools as they dealt with the H1N1 pandemic, as well as her work with the Massachusetts Director of Public Health as part of the Massachusetts H1N1 Advisory and Statewide Surge Committees.

Taylor has a long history of implementing illness and flu prevention campaigns, including social marketing materials and training for student leaders. In addition to her involvement in the university health community, Taylor's accomplishments include leadership roles in the ACHA Advanced Practice Clinicians Section and New England College Health Association, and membership in ACHA Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition.

"Dean Lovett valued excellence in college health and I am humbled to receive this award," Taylor says. Lovett was an advocate of nurses in community colleges, small colleges, and university health services. The award honors ACHA members who have directed or contributed significantly to the development of a college health program in an exemplary manner.

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

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