Welcome New Lobos!

Welcome New Lobos

For more information about SHAC Services:

Summer Safety

Summer Skin Exposure

See also:

Finals Got You Stressed?

Finals Got You Stressed?

Resources for UNM Students:

Congrats, You're Graduating! What's Next in Your Healthcare?

Graduate Healthcare

Embrace Your Voice - April 2018 Is UNM Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Information and Resources:

March Madness

March Madness - Counseling

For more information, see:

SHAC Counseling Services

Self-Help Tools

November 2017 Is Diabetes Awareness Month


For more information, see CDC - National Diabetes Prevention.

MyPlate Holiday Makeover

MyPlate Holiday Makeover

See also USDA

Message on Incident of Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia - August 2017

If you’re a student and you feel distressed, please seek us out and know that services at SHAC are available for walk-ins and by phone 24/7/365 at (505) 277-3136. You can speak with a counselor or medical provider or get consultation about how to help others. You can also reach out to the many other support services on campus. Faculty and Staff in need of assistance may contact CARS at (505) 272-6868.

--Stephanie McIver, PhD and James Wilterding, MD, 08/14/17

SHAC Reception Area Remodel - June 2017

The SHAC Reception Area has a new look! Check out some of our photos below:

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Student Affairs Infographic

SHAC is a department within the UNM Division of Student Affairs. Below is a statistical infographic that provides an overview of all of the departments in Student Affairs for 2015-2016:

Student Affairs Infographic

Xanax Abuse on the Rise on College Campuses - KOB TV News Report, 03/28/17

The following news report includes an interview with SHAC Executive Director, Dr. James Wilterding:

Xanax Abuse on the Rise on College Campuses

Executive Director of SHAC

James Wilterding, MD, Interim Executive Director of SHACEffective January 2017, Dr. James Wilterding became the Executive Director of SHAC. Previously he worked at SHAC for four years as the Associate Medical Director before he took on the role of Interim Executive Director in July 2016.

Former Executive Director Dr. Beverly Kloeppel retired in July 2016. She now works part-time at SHAC as a physician.

Edwina Garcia: PAWS Award Winner

Edwina GarciaEdwina Garcia is the recipient of the UNM Staff Council's PAWS (People Appreciate Wonderful Staff) Award for the month of January 2017.
Edwina is an Administrative Assistant III at SHAC.  Her nomination letter states: "Edwina not only completes her job duties, but is compassionate, resourceful and really the backbone of our department."
SHAC staff and students extend their sincere congratulations to Edwina!

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

An Insurance Navigator is available at SHAC on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM to assist students and community members with Medicaid enrollment and overall health insurance inquiries. For questions or to schedule an appointment, e-mail:

For more information, please see the SHAC webpage on ACA & Medicaid.

New State-of-the-Art X-Ray Equipment

X-RaySHAC now has a state-of-the-art X-ray machine from Siemens Healthcare called Multix Fusion.

This complete X-ray system offers many outstanding features, including:

    • Improved Patient Safety
    • Improved Patient Satisfaction
    • Improved Operational Efficiency & Consistency
    • State-of-the-Art Technology

For more detailed information, please visit our X-Ray webpage.

SHAC Receives Three-Year Accreditation!

Congratulations!In January 2016, SHAC received a full 3-year accreditation from the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). AAAHC accreditation means that SHAC  has met nationally recognized standards for provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. This includes participation in on-going self evaluation, peer review, and education to continuously improve its care and services. Accreditation shows our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to our patients. The organization also commits to a thorough, on-site survey by AAAHC surveyors, who are themselves healthcare professionals, at least every three years.

Lisa Leahigh, SHAC Charge Nurse, Awarded "Immunization Champion for New Mexico"

We are excited to announce that SHAC Charge Nurse, Lisa Leahigh, MSN, MPH, RN, has been selected as a 2015 Immunization Champion by the NM Immunization Coalition! The award will be presented on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the NMIC Provider Award Dinner. CONGRATULATIONS, Lisa!

For info on the NM Immunization Coalition, visit their website.

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

Beverly Kloeppel, MD, MBAPursuant 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.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Beverly Kloeppel!

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! All students are welcome. No application or prior experience is necessary. For more info, call SHAC at 277-4468.

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 information, 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. See also SHAC Promo Flyer.

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, Albuquerque, NM

SWCHA Hot Topics in Healthcare 2010 Conference

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

Visit for information about the Southwest College Health Association.

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

Jo Antreasian, Lobo Louie Employee of the Year Award RecipientComplete 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.

Jo Antreasian, SHAC Coordinator, Clinical Programs, 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

SHAC 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.