Parent Ambassadors play an important role in supporting the parent relations mission, which recognizes the success of our students is enhanced by a strong partnership with parents. The Ambassadors are excellent resources for parents who attend Parent Association meetings, sit on informational panels and contribute articles for the BSU Family E- Newsletters, among other tasks that support a strong relationship with parents.
|Mary Lou Frias||Director, Health Services/Counseling|
|Mike Storey||Associate Director, Athletics and Recreation|
|Shelly Keniston||Associate Director, Residence Life and Housing|
|Katie Munroe||Career Counselor, Career Services|
|Colleen Gallagher||Coordinator, Commuter Services|
|Diane Place||Associate Director, Financial Aid|
|Jenny Shanahan||Director, Undergraduate Research|
|Margarida Vieira||Director, Administrative Support Services|
Mary Lou Frias- Director, Health Services/Counseling
Health Services, the Counseling Center and Outreach Education serve to holistically support students through medical treatment, therapeutic counseling, prevention strategies, outreach to the community and education during point-of-care, in groups, through presentations, with the use of brochures and other printed materials. The services of our department are free to registered students, in spite of the type of health insurance that they have. Students have paid for our services through a portion of the general fees. In Health Services, students can walk-in without an appointment and be triaged by registered nurses, or if they need a physical or a prescription, an appointment can be made with a nurse practitioner. There is no point-of-care or co-pay for a visit, however if laboratory work is sent out, the student's insurance information is provided to the outside lab, and the student (and their third party insurance) are responsible for the cost. Some immunizations are available at cost, though most students' immunizations are covered by their primary care providers. In the Counseling Center, short term individual counseling (8-12 sessions), and group counseling are available by appointment. There is a crisis walk-in period daily in the Counseling Center, 12 noon 1 pm. Both offices are opened 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday Friday. The departments are closed during breaks, and no clinical service is provided in the summer, though the office is staffed for questions and record submission.
Associate Director, Athletics and Recreation
The Athletics and Recreation program at Bridgewater State University is viewed as an integral part of the total educational experience, and its primary goal is to develop a well-rounded student. Athletics and Recreation programs provide the opportunity for participants to develop their special interests and talents while representing a means to further develop their physical, mental and social well-being.
The Athletics and Recreation program promotes a sense of unity, cooperation and social cohesion among the student-athletes and student body. Students who, for many reasons, are separated by social, ethnic or financial factors can learn respect, cooperation, teamwork and a sense of community through participating in our various offerings. Experiences in athletics and recreation foster a student's sense of leadership, discipline, commitment and responsibility to the University, their peers and the larger community. Student-athletes and other participants will understand that on or off the field they represent Bridgewater State University, and to a large extent, define its standards of behavior.
Shelly Keniston- Associate Director, Residence
Life and Housing
The Office of Residence Life and Housing strives to
provide residents with a safe, clean, and comfortable room assignment.
The Office of Residence Life and Housing employs assignments and
administrative staff members to help meet this goal. The assignments
section of our website:
http://www.bridgew.edu/RLH/assignments/ will provide you with
information on the housing assignment process. Additionally, there is
information on how to live successfully in the BSU residence hall
Career Counselor, Career Services
Colleen Gallagher - Coordinator, the Office for Commuter Services.
Commuter Services is located in the Rondileau Campus Center and provides opportunities to assist commuter students in connecting to campus in various ways. We work to foster the development of commuter students by promoting campus engagement, hosting involvement opportunities and advocating for the commuter population. Since commuter students make up the majority of the population here at BSU our commitment to the development of our students is something that we are passionate about.
|Diane Place- Associate
Director, Financial Aid
The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to assist you and your family in affording the cost of your college education. This is accomplished through the awarding of grants, loans, and student work programs and by providing you with a supportive and comfortable environment where counselors are willing to work with you in obtaining the necessary funds you may need to attend BSU. We are dedicated to this mission and will be available to assist you throughout your entire college career at Bridgewater.
Director, Undergraduate Research
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) supports research and creative work that enriches students' academic experience and prepares them for graduate school and meaningful careers. We offer several grants, as well as presentation and publication opportunities. Research grants for students include Semester Grants (over 100 students per semester receive up to $300 each for research supplies such as laboratory materials and books); Summer Grants (each summer 30-35 students earn a stipend of $4,000 to conduct in-depth, mentored research for 10 weeks); and Travel Grants (students who are accepted to present their research/creative work at a regional or national conference receive up to $1,000 to cover travel and registration costs). We host two annual symposia of student research on campus: the Mid-Year Symposium of First- and Second-Year Student Research every December (Dec. 14, 2011) and the Undergraduate Research Symposium every April (April 23, 2012). Students who have completed a significant research or creative project are encouraged to submit an application to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, which is held in a different U.S. city each year. BSU student travel to the conference is fully funded. BSU also publishes student work from any discipline in The Undergraduate Review, an annual publication of excellent research and creative work (available in print and online: www.bridgew.edu/undergraduatereview).
Director, Administrative Support Services
The Director of Administrative Support Services oversees auxiliary Support Services on campus. These services include the copy center, the mailroom, the parking services and connect card office, bookstore, food service, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks and vending. Director of Administrative Support Services is also responsible for processing tort claims for the college.
Last Modified: September 18, 2012