The Center for Wellness Integration represents Southwestern Adventist University's commitment to serve our community and surrounding areas. To do this, our faculty, staff, and students are working together to:

  • Advocate for the health and wellness of community resident.
  • Utilize the experience and expertise of campus leaders and professors in collaboration with students to serve area communities in meaningful ways.
  • Support and partner with area initiatives and agencies in pursuit of assessing needs and developing and implementing interventions to promote all aspects of health and socialization.

Our Mission is to: Partner with community representatives and agencies to provide support for the well-being of our neighbors.

Our Vision is focused upon: Collaboration with the community to support engagement in whole-person wellness enterprises.

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SWAU Announces New Wellness-Focused Quality Enhancement Plan

About The Center

  • 100% of junior and senior nursing students served thousands of DFW residents at the dental, vision, and medical care focused Your Best Pathway to Health.
  • Members of our faculty lead a grant-funded community assessment research project which has guided recent community health education programming.
  • Nursing students received Hearing, Vision, and Scoliosis training and regularly lead out in providing these screenings for students in the community.
  • Statistically significant results were realized for reduction in weight, BMI (body-mass index), HgbA1c, and systolic blood pressure for two cohorts of attendees of our Reversing Diabetes program.
  • Our students participated in Service Day in 2018 and 2019, helping our neighbors and other community residents in a variety of ways.      

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community residents have been
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Reversing Diabetes program

The Center's Leadership

Terri Gibson, DNP, MSN

Nursing Department
Director of the Center for Wellness Integration
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Ana Patterson, MBA

Business Administration
Economic Wellness Coordinator
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Lynette Frantzen, PhD

Education & Psychology
Emotional Wellness Coordinator
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Paulino Santos-Andino, Ed.D.

Kinesiology
Physical Wellness Coordinator
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Amy McHenry, PhD

Biological Sciences
Social Wellness Coordinator
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Michael Gibson, M Div.

Religion
Spiritual Wellness Coordinator
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