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Bringing Free Health Services and Resources to Our Campus Community

On Monday, October 16, CSM hosted the impactful “Send Silence Packing” exhibit, organized by Active Minds, a national mental health advocacy organization focusing on college campuses. This event was designed to initiate candid conversations about mental health, diminish the stigma surrounding mental illness, and encourage students to seek help and support for themselves and their peers.

CSM’s SparkPoint Center has a shiny new home in the Center for Equity, Leadership, & Community (Building 17). With a fully stocked food pantry and an a convenient new location, SparkPoint is ready to continue serving CSM and the broader community.

The 21st Annual Fall Health Fair at College of San Mateo took place this year on Halloween, resulting in a colorful event.

College students are challenged every day by the cost of living in the Bay Area. Many struggle with bills, debt and food insecurity. In order to support their educational goals, College of San Mateo has partnered with United Way Bay Area to bring a SparkPoint Center to its campus.

President Michael Claire will be recommending Dr. Enna Trevathan to Chancellor Galatolo and to the Board of Trustees as CSM’s new Director of Nursing.

Jane McAteer will be retiring at the end of June after a 31-year career with CSM. Jane started at CSM as a nursing faculty member in 1987. She became the Director of the Nursing program in 2003, and since then, has led the program with a steady hand for the last 15 years

Apple Tree Dental, an independent nonprofit, just started a new program in October to provide education, preventive, and restorative dental care to students and faculty at CSM.

The events will feature workshops on how to navigate California’s health insurance exchange website. There will also be one-on-one informational appointments with insurance exchange experts and free preventative health screenings.

Community-college leaders hope students and the general public will keep fit while helping generate some much-needed revenue for academic and other programs.