Affordable Care Act & Centennial Care Medicaid

Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Centennial Care Medicaid? SHAC can help guide you.

Effective February 4, 2015: An Insurance Navigator will be available at SHAC on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (by appointment only) to assist students and community members with Medicaid enrollment and overall health insurance inquiries. To schedule an appointment, e-mail:

UNM Student Veterans Retreat

Veterans Retreat Fall 2014 Group PhotoThe 3rd Annual UNM Student Veterans Retreat will be held on October 7 - 11, 2015 at Vallecitos Mountain Ranch in NM.

The deadline to apply is July 1, 2015 (first come, first served). 30 students will be accepted. Any military veteran who will be registered at UNM in Fall 2015 is eligible to apply.

Application is free. If your application is accepted, we will collect a $40 refundable fee to hold your spot on the retreat.

Click here to apply online.

For information, contact Dr. Peg Spencer at pspencer@unm.eduor 277-7965. See also SHAC promo flyer.



Veterans Retreat RAFFLE

Win a new queen size, Tempur-pedic mattress from Mattress Firm! Value is $1,800. Raffle tickets cost $10.00 each. Proceeds go to fund the 2015 UNM Student Veterans Retreat. Drawing will be held on July 1, 2015. Raffle tickets are available at UNM Veterans Resource Center, UNM SUB, Suite 2002. Or, contact Peg Spencer at UNM SHAC at See also the link above for more information.

Veterans Retreat - Mattress Raffle

Climb for Veterans - Discount and Benefit Event

Stone Age Climbing Gym will have a discount event on Friday, April 24, 5:00-10:00 PM. $10 minimum donation for a 1-day pass ($16 value) and equipment rental ($5 value).

Climb for Veterans


B2B Bistronomy Restaurant "Giving Back Sundays" Fundraiser, 3118 Central Ave SE (Nob Hill), Sunday, April 26, 12:00-9:00 PM

20% of food sales for the day will be donated to the Student Veterans Retreat!

See also SHAC Promo Flyer.

B2B Bistronomy Giving Back Sundays

Many thanks to these companies for helping to support the UNM Student Veterans Retreat!

Interested in making a donation for the UNM Student Veterans Retreat? Visit the UNM Foundation's SHAC Veterans Fund webpage.


A Healthy U Starts with a Healthy You

SHAC and UNM Employee Health Promotion (EHP) each offer a variety of Weight Management and Preventive Programs. Click on the link above to find the right wellness services to meet your needs.

SHAC Annual Report for 2013-2014

This report reflects the objectives and accomplishments of UNM Student Health and Counseling for July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

The SHAC Healthy Weight Program is designed to assist students in making a healthy lifestyle behavior change, thus improving their quality of life. Click on the link above for information about enrollment and costs for each semester.

SHAC Director Bev Kloeppel Is Appointed Treasurer of the American College Health Association (June 2014)

Pursuant to ACHA Bylaws (Article VI, Section 7b), the association's Board of Directors has appointed Beverly Kloeppel, MD, MBA, of the University of New Mexico, as the ACHA Treasurer to serve the term from May 31, 2014, through June 3, 2016.


Join the Student Health Leadership Council!

Interested in... Health issues concerning UNM students? Building your resume? A career in health care? Council members advise SHAC administration about services, patient eligibility, health insurance, policies, etc. Join our team of UNM health leaders! Apply online. For more info, call SHAC at 277-4842.

Student Health 101

Student Health 101 E-MagazineStudent Health 101 is an online magazine publishing health and wellness content tailored for today's college students. This monthly magazine is published by College Health Services, LLC, and it's circulated to over 500,000 students each month on over 200 campuses. Content is created with the input of a 1,000 member Student Advisory Board, and it's reviewed by a Medical Advisory Board. UNM issues contain customized info for UNM students and parents. Click here for the latest issue.

Online Mental Health Screenings

Between studying and exams, we all struggle with stress. To help you identify if your stress or blues may be a sign of an underlying mental health condition, complete a free, anonymous online screening. Screenings are provided so that you may quickly and easily find out whether or not a professional consultation would be helpful. If you have been feeling down or stressed, check it out by taking a screening. For more info, students can call SHAC Counseling Services at 277-3136. See also SHAC Promo Flyer.

Condom-Mint Program

Condom Mint ProgramCondom-Mint is an extended condom distribution program implemented to ensure UNM Students have access to condoms on Main Campus.

For complete info, see Health Education's Condom Mint page.


Random Acts of Kindness

Scientific studies show that acts of kindness result in significant health benefits, both physical and mental. Kindness... Pass it on! For inspiration, see:

Skin Cancer Awareness & Prevention

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for less than 5% of skin cancer cases. But it causes most skin cancer deaths. The chance of developing melanoma increases with age, yet it is still one of the most common cancers in young adults. However, if detected and treated early, melanoma is often curable. May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Check out a powerful video called "Dear 16-Year-Old Me" made by real people whose lives were touched by melanoma.

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips:

Provost’s 2012 Outstanding Workgroup Award

On April 9, 2012, the SHAC Allergy and Immunization Clinic was awarded the Provost’s 2012 Outstanding Workgroup Award due to their organization and execution of SHAC’s annual Flu Shot Clinics, as well as their wonderful customer service skills.

Congratulations to the following SHAC staff: Jo Antreasian, LPN; Nikki Beneke, RN; Cindy Hart, RN; and  Susan Schwerin, RN.

PAWS Award Winners

The Staff Council's Rewards & Recognition Committee manages a monthly recognition program for staff called the PAWS (People Appreciate Wonderful Staff) Award. Two SHAC staff won this award in Spring 2012: John Maguire, Marketing Rep. (January 2012); and Patricia McCormick, Sr Pharmacy Tech (February 2012). Congratulations, Patricia and John!

"Hot Topics in Health Care!" Conference
Oct. 10-12, 2010, Albuq., NM, Embassy Suites Hotel

Hot Topics in Healthcare 2010

UNM SHAC hosted the combined Annual Meeting of the Southwest & Rocky Mountain College Health Associations, on October 10-12, 2010. The conference provided educational opportunities to a variety of health providers.

SWCHA 2010 Presidents

SWCHA Past President Beverly Kloeppel, SWCHA New President James Allen, and SWCHA President Elect, Glen "Rick" Gray at the 2010 Annual Meeting "Hot Topics in Health Care" in Albuquerque.

Student Affairs Lobo "Louie" Awards: Jo Antreasian Selected as Employee of the Year

Lobo Louie Award Ceremony

Complete with Lobo Louie and Lobo Lucy, UNM President, David Schmidly and Dr. Eliseo Torres, Vice President for Student Affairs, the Division of Student Affairs celebrated its annual "Louie" awards on April 7, 2010. These awards are given to staff and student employees from within the Student Affairs Division and from the general UNM community, nominated by the UNM community, who exemplify the very best in providing great service to our students.

Three SHAC employees were nominated for an award this year: Jo Antreasian, Coordinator, Clinical Programs; Margie Marquez, Clinical Assistant, Reception Area; and Peg Spencer, Physician. Jo Antreasian won the award for Employee of the Year. Congratulations to Jo and to all of the nominees and winners! For more information about the Louie awards, visit the Student Affairs web site.

Counseling Services honored with Best Workgroup Award

Photo of CATS StaffSHAC Counseling Services received UNM’s annual “Best Workgroup” award from the Provost’s Committee for Staff in April 2008. We are fortunate to have a great group to offer students a welcoming, safe, and therapeutically nurturing environment. SHAC appreciates this recognition from the Provost’s Committee. For more information about Counseling Services, call 277-3136 or visit