You Are Not Alone: Pandemic Stories

You Are Not Alone: Pandemic Stories

You Are Not Alone: Pandemic Stories


 3rd Annual Student Mental Health Conference: Pandemic Stories


Thank you for joining us! Please view our speakers' stories using the links in the table below. If you were unable to speak at our conference and would like to record a 15 minute talk to be included on our site, please email Allie Pearce at


November 11th


Virtual and Student Center 221


The pandemic has created a world that feels isolated.  Often we think we are the only one feeling stressed, anxious, or lonely.  But you are not alone.

We invite you to connect with others and to share your COVID story at the 3rd Annual Mental Health Conference, with this year’s theme: Pandemic Stories.

Storytelling can be a great connector, through sharing experiences in these challenging times.  Speakers will talk about the pandemic through their eyes for 15 minutes, reminding us that though this is challenging, we're in it together. 


The 3rd Annual Student Mental Health Conference “Pandemic Stories” is sponsored by Healthy Campus Initiatives, Campbell Library, and Leadership Rowan. Join us in person in CSC 221 (25 person max/masks required/distancing required) or virtually on 11/11 any time from 10a-2p.

 Email Allie Pearce at with questions.


Time Presenter Rowan Affiliation Title of Talk

Allie Pearce

Assistant Director, Healthy Campus Initiatives 4th and Goal

Jocelyn Reuben

Resident Assistant/ (BCL)Black Cultural League SGA Senator/Leadership Rowan Gold Certificate member COVID-19

Allison Niemiec

Graduate Coordinator for Healthy Campus Initiatives Finding Connection Through Video Game Streaming

Sarah McClure

SGA Secretary, HSO Vice President, Admissions Ambassador Loss During Covid

Jessica Van Meter - Bergholz

Athletics Business Mngr. & Prof. of Sport Management Pawsitive Vibes

Paige Bathurst

First year Supply Chain & Logistics major, SGA Senator, Student Financial Control Board member, Phi Sigma Pi brother New beginnings in a new era

Nate Parsley

Assistant Coach, Women's Softball Intercollegiate Athletics & COVID-19

Emily Blanck

Professor of History & Exec. Director of Center for Interdisciplinary Studies My Bolivian Adventure

 Sara Borden

Head of Archival Collections and Services, University Archives and Special Collections   Finding Solace in My Furry Friends Amid a Pandemic

 Natalie DePersia

Sophomore PR Major & player on Rowan Lacrosse Team Covid-19 Through Rowan Athletics

 Jack Trabucco

Junior-Civil & Enivironmental Engineering The Illusion of Madness

 Anthony Gallo

Vice Chair, Medical Society of New Jersey - Medical Student Section  ABCs: Anthony, Boards, & COVID-19 - One Medical Student's Perspective on the Pandemic

Denzell Moore

Peer educator and graduate student Thank You Ms. Rona (Finding My Oasis in a Crisis)

 Kathryn Croskey

 Marketing & Outreach Specialist (Campbell Library) & Graduate Student in CCCA As A Child Sees It

 Alejandra Munoz

Senior Psychology Major The Mental Health Pandemic

 Scott Woodside

Director for the Wellness Center Resilience, Responsibility and Covid