WELLNESS CENTER EXPANDS HEALTH SERVICES
The W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center honors longtime school physician, Dr. W. Lloyd Wright, and carries forward his legacy of service to today’s students, helping wellness programs thrive at Mines.
Since its establishment in 2012, the W. Lloyd Wright Wellness Center has made a tremendous impact on the Mines campus.
A nurse practitioner was brought on to provide more services to the campus population.
In the academic year 2011-2012, the health center saw 5,955 visits. In the 2014-2015 academic year, that number grew by 18% to just over 7,000 visits.
The counseling center hired an additional counselor and has increased its outreach programs for graduate students and the Greek life population.
Group therapy sessions began in response to a growing number of student mental health visits.
Dr. Wright served Mines for more than two decades. He first settled in Golden in 1946 after serving in World War II. A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, he practiced in Golden from 1946-1980, serving Mines until 1968 and later holding medical director positions at Coors Brewery and Rocky Flats. The university awarded Dr. Wright the Mines Medal in 1986 for his personal and professional contributions to the campus community. The W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center was named in his honor by Wright’s nephew, Steve Mooney ’56 and his wife, Gayle, as a tribute to the high standards of care that Dr. Wright embodied in his career.