About Us

The clinic is staffed by a clinical director, nurse practitioners, a licensed practical nurse, a health educator, and office coordinator, and an administrative assistant. Student workers facilitate in the office and a graduate assistant works in the Health Promotion Department. The staff is able to provide most of the services needed by students. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with advanced nursing degrees and clinical expertise. The student health services clinic's nurse practitioners are all nationally certified in their specialty area and approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing as advanced practice nurses. Nurse practitioners provide care through practice guidelines and have a consulting physician available at all times.  In addition to providing direct care, the clinic staff is continuously involved in various campus outreach activities. The staff participates in a number of campus and community related events.

Alice Loper, MN, APRN, Director, Health and Wellness Services
Alice obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lenoir Rhyne College, Hickory, NC. She also received a Master's Degree in Nursing from Emory University and later received her Post Master's Degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from Emory University.

Stephanie Welch, MSN, APRN, Assistant Director, Health Services
Stephanie obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola FL. She obtained a degree in Women's Health Nurse Practitioner from Emory University and later graduated with a Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Georgia College.

Angie Mason, MSN, APRN
Angie graduated from Georgia College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She later obtained a degree in Women's Health Nurse Practitioner from Emory University and later graduated with a Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Georgia College.

Britt McRae, MN, APRN
Britt graduated from Georgia College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She received her Master's in Family Nurse Practitioner from the Medical College of Georgia.

Leah Barbee, MSN, APRN
Leah graduated from Georgia College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and later received her Master's in Family Nurse Practitioner from Georgia College.

Angie Childre, MSN, APRN
Angie graduated from Georgia Southern with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. She later went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia College and received her Family Nurse Practitioner from Walden University. 

 

 

Rachel Pope M.Ed., CHES, University Health Educator
Rachel received a Bachelor of Science in Health Education: Community Health and Human Services, as well as her Master's of Education in Health Promotion from Georgia College. Her job consists of planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion and health education for GC students. Rachel is also a Certified Health Education Specialist and serves as the advisor for P.A.W.S. (Peers Advocating Wellness Successfully) and as the Project Director for the GOHS Young Adult Grant.

Charlotte Bloodworth, LPN
Charlotte graduated from Baldwin Vocational School of Nursing in 1991 with a Licensed Practical Nurse degree. She serves as the triage nurse in Student Health Services.

Rhonda Dixon, Office Assistant
Rhonda coordinates office functions such as making appointments in the clinic and assists students with registering when they arrive at the clinic. 

Stephanie (Sissy) Shipman, Administrative Assistant
Sissy serves as the receptionist and manages functions at the front desk such as making appointments, handling insurance claims and billing, and helping students register when they arrive at the clinic. 

Michael Duke, M.D., Consultant
Dr. Duke is a Family Practice Physician in Milledgeville and serves as consultant to the clinic nurse practitioners.

 

Mission

The mission of the Student Health Clinic is to provide quality assessment and treatment to students in time of sickness and injury and to promote a healthy lifestyle and wellness. These services are provided by Nurse Practitioners, support staff, and the University Health Educator. The staff embraces a wellness concept along with an educational approach to help students achieve wellness and to gain the maximum benefit from their college experiences.

 

Student Health Services
Wellness & Recreation Center
Campus Box 091
Phone 478-445-5288
Fax 478-445-3142
Director: alice.loper@gcsu.edu