Catherine Brocker, director of Marymount University’s Student Health Center, received the Mid-Atlantic College Health Association New Professional Award from the American College Health Association (ACHA) during the organization’s recent annual meeting in Washington. D.C. The award recognizes members who have made significant contributions to their institutions and/or affiliate though they have provided service to the field of college health for five years or less.
“As director of our Student Health Center, Catie has proven herself as a true leader,” wrote Jill Gattone, a registered nurse who nominated Brocker. “She has such a warm, comfortable, yet professional way about her when she works with the Marymount staff, students and the other professionals.”
In addition to directing the health center, Brocker is responsible for health education programming and promotion on campus. She has expanded clinic services, implemented electronic health records and led the center’s efforts to obtain accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
“She serves as a model throughout campus for her abilities to create authentic partnerships, improve processes and implement change,” wrote another nominator, Dr. Demetrius Johnson, MU’s dean of student success. “She has reshaped the Student Health Center into a vibrant outreach center through wellness programming and partnerships with student organizations. Catie fully understands the role student health plays in the development of students.”
She was also recognized in the spring semester for outstanding leadership by MU’s Staff Council, which noted her excellence in creating a positive environment for colleagues and enabling staff to be highly effective. She is also active within the Mid-Atlantic College Health Association, having served as executive board secretary, vice president and regional representative program planner.
“It’s a great honor to receive this award and it’s very nice to be appreciated and recognized by my peers and colleagues, Brocker said.
Catherine Brocker, director of Marymount Universitys Student Health Center, received the Mid-Atlantic College Health Association New Professional Award from the American College Health Association (ACHA) during the organizations recent annual meeting in Washington. D.C.
Catherine Brocker is congratulated by Deborah Mathis of the University of Pennsylvania, while 2017-2018 ACHA President Dr. Michael Huey of Emory University looks on.