CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees have named their “Employee of the Year” for 2019-2020.
The recipient of the aware is Casper College Director of Student Health Tracy Hasley-Harshman. She began her career at Casper College as director of health in 1993.
“Tracy is the director of our student health and wellness center and really has the monumental job of addressing the physical and mental health challenges of our students,” CC President Dr. Darren Divine said in the college’s Tuesday, March 24 announcement. “It’s no secret that this is an increasingly challenging and complex service at any college campus, but I find Tracy’s leadership makes all the difference here at Casper College.”
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The college says that Hasley-Harshman is dedicated to both the physical and emotional health of students.
“It is not uncommon for Tracy to see between 500-600 students in a month,” said CC Vice President of Student Services Kim Byrd in the release. “She not only welcomes sick students; she takes the time to make everyone feel comfortable by being a good listener, getting to know each person individually, and making students feel at ease talking about even the most uncomfortable subjects with her.”
“Tracy serves our students as well as employees that often stop into the clinic for advice or services and always follows up with her clients, making sure they are doing OK.”
Other duties for Hasley-Harshman include coordinating both on and off campus programs offered through the college. Those include nursing, education, athletics, University of Wyoming and Casper-Natrona County Health Department programs.
“Each semester she provides tuberculosis tests, immunizations, physicals, drug testing, and more for many on-campus programs,” the college says. “She works in partnership with the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program in Casper to provide medical and health services by doctors one evening per week, along with a clinic for primarily women to address reproductive health.”
She also helps students access medical services they need.
“Tracy will assist students in finding affordable prescriptions, or if the student has health issues beyond what she can offer in her clinic or the physicians’ clinics, she will make sure that they are getting the services they need to stay healthy and in school,” Byrd said.