Health, Wellness & Prevention Services

Health, Wellness & Prevention Services supports students in developing a balanced and healthy lifestyle. We believe in creating a healthier campus, community for learning, living, working and playing. We offer a variety of wellness and prevention programs each year, as well as peer-to-peer educational programs. Our programs and presentations are targeted at the most common concerns and interests facing college students:

  • Nutrition

  • Physical activity

  • Stress

  • Sexual Health

  • Body image

  • Alcohol and other drugs

  • Sexual assault prevention

  • Sleep

Meet Our Staff

Tricia Hughes
Tricia Hughes
Wellness Director
thughes11@ewu.edu

Tricia's path to her dream job as the Director of Health, Wellness, and Prevention Services at EWU began with stints in public health and K-12 education. Through these experiences, she designed health communication strategies, implemented evidence-based prevention and environmental programs, facilitated community processes and collaborations, provided professional development, and worked to radiate possibility and positivity. She will try most things once, which places her in fun experiences such as dance-offs and dunk tanks and highlights her sense of humor. She is a self-proclaimed coffee-aholic and dark chocolate connoisseur, who is passionate about physical activity and can be found outside with her family bike riding, skiing, hiking, golfing, or paddling.

Laura Mathieson
Laura Mathieson
Health Education Coordinator
lmathieson56@ewu.edu

Once an eagle, always an eagle. Having received her bachelor's degree from Eastern Washington University, Laura was overjoyed to return to a familiar eagle community as an employee. Her path to becoming the Health Education Coordinator at Health, Wellness and Prevention Services at EWU began as a health educator in Spokane County for a non-profit. Within this position Laura gained valuable experience instructing community-based health education including tobacco cessation, parenting classes, CPR, first aid, employee wellness, and health coaching.  She hopes people will remember her as someone that is reliable, organized and doesn't take life too seriously, laughter is good for the soul. She has competed and placed top five in three NPC fitness competitions, loves baking, enjoys photography, thinks peanut butter is the greatest, and slightly addicted to Pinterest. Most often, she can be found at her son's sporting events-yes she is a soccer mom, minus the minivan. 


Laurie Hays

Laurie Hays
Program Coordinator
lhays@ewu.edu

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