Dr. Cecil Price, director at Student Health Service, was recently named Fellow of the American College Health Association. The Fellow designation is awarded annually to a select few professionals demonstrating outstanding service to ACHA and “superior professional stature and performance in the college health field.” A member of the ACHA organization since 1988, Price joined Student Health Service at Wake Forest (his alma mater) in 1991, where he serves as Director.
From the Awards and Fellows Celebration Dinner program:
For the past 27 years, Cecil has been the inspiration and the guiding force behind the design, direction and culture at Wake Forest University Student Health Service. He has built a solid foundation with a mission of promoting and advancing the health and well-being of Wake Forest University students.
Included among his many listed accomplishments were Price’s collaboration with students to establish the student-led Emergency Response Team in 1996 that continues to thrive on campus; his involvement in the strategic design of of the clinic spaces, including the the recent 16,000 square foot renovation as part of the new Wellbeing Center. He was also lauded for his work in establishing substance abuse and prevention and sexual and relationship advocacy programs on campus. Price was also instrumental in the development of the Office of Wellbeing, described as a “proactive and holistic approach to promoting health” to students, faculty and staff at Wake Forest.
Price received the award on May 29, 2019 at the ACHA annual meeting in Denver, CO.