Counseling Center

 

Dr. Judy Smith (Director for Health & Counseling Centers)

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My role is: Provide psychological counseling to students; direct the Health and Counseling Centers; assist with wellness and health topics and initiatives.

I came to MU in: Good question – 7 years ago?

I graduated from:

  • George Mason University, M.A.
  • Michigan State University, Ph.D.
The best part of my job is… the people.

My favorite memory from when I was in college is… spending time with my friends.

If I could meet one person, it would be… Mary Oliver.

If I were a superhero I’d be… jumping buildings with a single bound, traveling wherever I chose, and making paperwork disappear with a blink of my eyes.

Something you may not know about me is… I have a menagerie of 3 dogs and 2 cats.

The book I am reading right now is… the most recent James Patterson novel.

I have a special talent that nobody knows I have, it is… does making homemade yoghurt count?

Mercyhurst in three words: People. Mission. Knowledge.

EMAIL DR. JUDY




Renee Patton, Ph.D., LPC (Counseling Center)

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My role is: Staff Counselor;  Advisor;  Mercyhurst Mentors and Equestrian Club

I came to MU in:
2005

I graduated from:
  • Gannon University with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology
The best part about my job is... Working with the students

My favorite memory from when I was in college is...
Meeting friends and playing volleyball

If I could meet one person, it would be... Living – President Obama; Dead – Jesus and President Lincoln

If I were a superhero I'd be... the Black Widow

Something you may not know about me is... I am addicted to watching the Walking Dead

The book I am reading right now is... The Wonder of Boys

I have a special talent that nobody knows I have, it is... I am very good at and enjoy vacuuming and I am very good at napping with my 3 year old son

Mercyhurst in three words: Lively. Dedicated. Collegial.

EMAIL RENEE



Eric Swan, M.Ed., NCC (Counseling Center)

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My role is: Full-time therapist

I came to MU in: August 2013

I graduated from:
  • Loyola University Maryland, B.A. in Psychology
  • Loyola University Maryland, M. Ed. with a specialization in Guidance and Counseling
The best part of my job is… having meaningful relationships with students and watching them succeed.

My favorite memory from when I was in college is…
meeting my future wife.

If I could meet one person, it would be… Neil Young

If I were a superhero I’d be…
Luke Skywalker, but that would be cheating.

Something you may not know about me is… I love adventure.

The book I am reading right now is…
The Case For Servant Leadership, by Kent Keith.

I have a special talent that nobody knows I have, it is… making my 2 year old son dance by being a human “beat box.”

Mercyhurst in three words:
Comfortable. Welcoming. Supportive.

EMAIL ERIC

 

 

Events

Lecture: Not Just a Pretty Face

Dates: Apr 22

Location: Walker Recital Hall

Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

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Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

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