NYS Assembly ‘Seawolf Team’ Secures $ 200,000 for Student Health and Counseling Center |
Five Stony Brook University New York State Assembly alumni have teamed up to secure a $ 200,000 grant in this year’s state budget to help renovate the Student Health and Counseling Center.
The grant was secured by Assembly President Carl Heastie ’90 and Assembly members Steve Englebright ’75, Kimberly Jean-Pierre ’07, Latoya Joyner ’08 and Sarah Clark ’99. Former students of the assembly were given a tour of the facilities on Saturday, October 23, during the Presidential Inauguration Day festivities.
âThe members of the Assembly Seawolf team have long been our champions,â said Maurie McInnis, president of Stony Brook University. âThis funding will help us provide support and resources to our students, who have gone through a period of serious change and challenge over the past year and a half. “
The total investment for the Renovation of the Student Health and Guidance Center project was approximately $ 1.1 million. The $ 200,000 grant will be used to furnish the spaces to create a more inviting and welcoming experience for students visiting the building, including examination rooms, lobby, counseling spaces and reception areas.
âWe are very grateful for the support of our New York State Assembly alumni and for their dedication to our students at Stony Brook,â said Rick Gatteau, vice president of student affairs. “The renovated The Student Health and Counseling Center is now a state-of-the-art space that will allow us to offer our services in a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for all students.
âOver the past 20 months, the staff in Student Health, Welfare and Prevention Services have worked tirelessly to ensure that our students remain healthy and safe,â said the Vice President. Student Health, Welfare and Prevention Services Assistant, Marisa Bisiani. building will match the high quality of care we provide to our students.
The renovations not only included aesthetic improvements, but also a reconfiguration of the spaces to offer better service to students and more efficiency to the staff.
Assembly member Englebright said it was his privilege and that of his colleagues to support a project designed to improve counseling and healing services for students at Stony Brook. “This visionary project will renovate and enable continued use of one of Stony Brook’s original historic buildings while creating a welcoming environment that will be particularly warm and nurturing for students adjusting to the complex pressures of their academic growth. and personal, âhe said. .
Phase I of the project covered the first floor of the Student Health Service and started in August. Phase II, which includes counseling and psychology services (CAPS), will be completed by the start of the spring semester 2022.
The Phase I renovations included a warm and inviting lobby with fireplace, new reception, male and female toilets, new pharmacy and laboratories, renovated toilets, new nurses’ triage area and a nursing station, which includes a computer system that tracks patient progress at the facility in real time.
During this renovation, student health services and CAPS were available to meet their medical or mental health needs. Staff provided services from other campus locations and virtually.