Health Services Staff 

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Mary McDaniel, RN-BC
Director of Health Services

Mary serves as the Director of Health Services. Mary's role is primarily administrative, but she also does the majority of clinical services outside of the clinic such as flu shot clinics, TB Testing, Hornet Connections, etc. Mary is Nationally Board Certified in College Health. 

Dr. Kendall Wright

Dr. Kendall Wright

Medical Director

Dr Wright has been a Family Physician in Emporia for many years. He provides medical supervision and collaboration with our nurse practitioners and is in the clinic a few hours each week. His primary role is supervisory and consultative, but does see patients in the clinic as well.


Laura Webb 

Laura Webb, APRN
Nurse Practitioner

Laura recently joined our staff as a full time Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. She has over 15 years of nursing experience. Her background includes Women's Health, Public Health and Health Education/Promotion. She also serves in the Kansas Army National Guard with experience in Military Medical Care and Case Management. Laura is a graduate of Emporia State University School of Nursing and received her Master of Science (Family Nurse Practitioner) degree from Washburn University. 

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Mary Fry, RN
Registered Nurse

Mary is our full time RN that is here year round. Mary has been at ESU for over 10 years and worked in Public Health and private sector prior to switching to College Health. Mary is a graduate of ESU Newman School of Nursing.

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Linda Ulrey, RN-BC
Registered Nurse

 Linda has been at ESU for over 12 years and has a strong background in Women's Health. Linda is a graduate of ESU Newman School of Nursing and is ANCC Board Certified in College Health.

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Deb Fields, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse

Deb joined ESU nursing staff in 2008 after working at Newman Regional Health and Emporia Center for Women. Deb is a graduate from Flint Hills Technical College Licensed Practical Nurse Program.  Deb fulfills the responsibility of the Coordinator for the Lab in Health Services and Compliance.

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Rhonda McDonnell
Administrative Assistant

 Rhonda has been at ESU for over 20 years and currently works as a Senior Administrative Assistant. Rhonda works with our insurance billing, accounts payable/receivable, purchasing, and student accounts. She graduated from Flint Hills Technical College in the Office Technology Program.

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Cherie Crisp
Administrative Assistant

 Cherie joined Student Wellness after working at Newman Regional Health. Cherie's primary job functions include scheduling appointments, processing medical records, greeting students and visitors at the Wellness Center, along with helping with outreach clinics. Cherie graduated from Flint Hills Technical College in Office Technology and numerous Health Occupation Programs. She is currently a member of the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC).  In addition to working on our staff, she is pursuing a bachelors degree here at ESU.