everyone on campus,” he says. “I’ve
invested a lot in wrestling, and I wanted
to do more for the entire University.
Bucknell helped me develop into the
person I am. I think it’s important
to give back after all I’ve gained
Student Health has now doubled its
exam rooms to 10 and added new medical
equipment and dermatology services,
as well as offices for a nutritionist and
an insurance liaison. The counseling
center increased its staff of full-time
psychologists from seven to eight and
added space for group sessions. A side
entrance for the counseling center
offers privacy for patients. Medical and
counseling services and the Wellness
Center are all in proximity to one
another, allowing for easy referrals,
collaboration and a greater focus on
preventative rather than acute care.
Psychologist Kelly Kettlewell, director
of the counseling center, says the new
location underscores that mental
health is essential to general well-being.
“Part of decreasing the stigma associated
with mental health is making it more
acceptable,” she notes. “It can’t just be
a counseling-center concern — mental
health and wellness has to be a whole-
Bill Graham ’62 remembers making the trek down Snake Road to the Ziegler Health Center when he was a student feeling under the weather. Today Bucknell’s health, wellness and counseling services sit squarely in the center of campus life, made possible by a trustee emeritus’ significant gift: the 36,000-square-foot Graham Building, which opened Aug. 1.
Wrestling, Wellness and Health – Oh My
New Graham Building enhances student health, wellness and counseling services
as well as a key team sport.
By Christina Masciere Wallace
devoted to wrestling, with state-of-the-art training equipment and facilities for
the highly regarded Division I program.
Graham, a four-year wrestler who
donated more than $7 million toward
the $12 million facility, is excited about
the upgrade for Bison wrestling, but
he’s just as pleased about the building’s
impact on health for all students.
“The health center is going to benefit
Located between Sojka Pavilion and
Seventh Street, the facility’s first floor
houses Student Health (formerly in
Ziegler), the Counseling & Student
Development Center (most recently
located in Lowry House) and the
Wellness Center, which is Bucknell’s
first space dedicated to wellness
Team captain Victor Lopez ’ 17 at
practice in the new wrestling facility.