Wellness Tips

KuC Wellness Services

KuC provides a variety of Wellness Services designed to support the health, safety and success of students.  

KuC Mental Health Professional: Shelly Andrews

In addition to helping plan Wellness based events on campus and responding to student emergencies, Shelly is available to talk with students one-on-one during open office hours and by appointment (hours listed below). 

YLC Building, RM 201

**April adjusted office hours**
Fridays: April 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th 10am-noon
Mondays: April 16th, 23rd, & 30th 12-2pm
Wednesdays: April 25th 12-2pm

Additional appointment times can be arranged by emailing: roshelly59@yahoo.com
Phone: 543-4506 

Wellness Programming Specialist: Danny Nelson

Danny focuses on planning and facilitating campus events and activities that promote wellness. He also offers regular tutoring hours, advises the KuC Student Government and instructs KuC's College Skills class. 

YLC Building, RM 204

Spring '18 Tutoring Hours (in the LAC):
*Also available by appointment for tutoring

email: dnelson23@alaska.edu
Phone: 543-4535


Help and Resources for KuC Students

Emergency contacts

  • Police:
    • 911 (emergency)
    • 311 (non-emergency)
    • 543-3781 (non-emergency)
  • State Troopers for village issues: 543-2294
  • Fire Department: 543-2131
  • YK Behavioral Health Crisis Response Line: 543-6449; Toll-free: 1-844-543-6499

Health Care & Behavioral Health Resources

  • KuC Mental Health Professional, Shelly Andrews: roshelly59@yahoo.com
  • YKHC Hospital: 543-6000
  • Bethel Family Clinic: 543-3773 (non-urgent medical, dental and behavioral health/substance use services)
  • YK Behavioral Health: 543-6000
  • UAF Student Health and Couseling Center
  • Public Health Nursing: 543-2110


For confidential support to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students, contact Diane McEachern at 907-543-4597 or email dmmceachern@alaska.edu.

If you would like to talk with a local elder about your experiences in colege, please conact Diane McEachern at 907-543-4597 or email dmmceachern@alaska.edu. She will put you in touch with elders who help facilitate college classes.

Sexual Assault or Abuse

  • Tundra Women's Coalition Crisis Line: 1-800-26604357
  • UAF Confidential Reporting of Sexual Assault or Sexual Misconduct: 1-855-251-5719

Crisis Hotline

  • Careline Crisis Intervention: 1-877-266-4357
  • Suicide Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

Substance Abuse

  • PATC:  543:730
  • YKHC Behavioral Health: 543-6101
  • Bethel Family Clinic: 543-3773
    • Opiate Recovery Group, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.