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Mission Statement

The Student Health Services provides high-quality, cost-effective health care and mental health counseling with an emphasis on health education and wellness initiatives to promote and enhance student success.

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Meet the Staff

Darla Tyler-McSherry

M.S. in Health and Human Performance from the University of Montana

Hometown: Big Sandy, MT

Favorite Hobbies: Outdoor activities—running, biking, golfing, walking my dogs; reading, baking

Favorite Quote:  Seal says his mantra is “strength through vulnerability”.  Pretty much sums it up for me!


Infection Prevention & Accreditation Specialist/Medical Director

Favorite Hobbies:  Quilting and time alone

Favorite Quote:  Philippines 4:13  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

Emilee Kidd

Hobbies:  Reading, gardening, sewing, hiking and spending time with my family.

Favorite Quote: "Too often we underestimate the power of touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, a honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia

Insight Facilitator

Bachelors in Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counseling/Prevention & Psychology from University of South Dakota

Hometown: Helena, MT

Favorite Hobbies: hiking and fishing

Favorite Quote: It’s not the mountains we conquer but ourselves. Sir Edmond Hillary

Jerry Girard
Counseling Director

Master’s Degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Addiction Counseling both from the University of Great Falls

Hometown: Peerless, MT

Favorite Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, attending live events, music collecting, and travelling

Favorite Quote: “What is most personal is most universal.” Carl Rogers

Dave Butler
Director, MSUB Clinical Testing Laboratory
Professor, Department of Biological and Physical Sciences

Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Favorite Hobbies: Tennis, Mountain Biking and Hiking in Deserts and Mountains

Favorite Quote: What you learn from a life in science is the vastness of our ignorance

Grette Treat

St. Olaf College, Bachelor’s of Nursing

Hometown: Mound, MN

Hobbies: runnning, hiking, camping, cooking, reading 

Office Manager

Hometown: Drummond, MT

Hobbies:  Outdoor sports, reading, collecting tea pots and time with family

Motto: Just breathe; it’s the first thing we do when we enter the world and the last thing we do when we leave it

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Counselor Candidate    

Professor, Department of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Hometown: Brainerd, MN

Favorite Quote: “If there is no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” Mother Teresa