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SWCHA members, especially those in nursing, please check out this document forwarded by Debbie Rosenberger from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor regarding Texas legislative proposal updates.

SWCHA Scholarship Recipients Announced! Congratulations to Texas A & M University Associate Professor Adam Barry, PhD, and to University of Texas at Austin student Sarah Song on their selection as recipients of the Southwest College Health Association’s Scholarship to attend the American College Health Association’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, May 2015.

Dr. Barry is an Executive Editor for the Journal of American College Health and chair of the ACHA ATOD coalition. He is a new member of the Southwest College Health Association, having moved from Indiana where he held leadership positions in the Mid-America College Health Association.

Sarah Song is also a new member of the Southwest College Health Association and represents the University of Texas at Austin as a student representative on the Health Advisory Committee. She is a Biochemistry/Nutrition BSA in the Bridging Disciplines Program, Children and Health. She hopes to become an active student leader within ACHA.

Beginning Jan. 2014 all NEW/transfer students 21 and younger to any Texas College/University must have the meningitis vaccine. This is a lowering of the age requirement since the last law that required those 29 and under to have it. www.collegevaccinerequirements.com

We are happy to welcome new officers for the Southwest College Health Association!

President Beth Wichman, MD, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Secretary/Historian Dinorah Martinez-Anderson, FNP, Texas State University

Treasurer Amanda Marin, University of Texas-San Antonio

Texas State Representative Sarah Hanel, Sam Houston State University