Counseling and Wellness Services

Mary Catherine Waddell

Wellness Coordinator

Counseling Services Office



Campus Box 0424


Health Center

250 Broadway (Behind the dinning hall)
Mailing Address:
300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

MC (Mary Catherine), as the Wellness Coordinator, is here to contribute experience and share in learning and connecting principles for wellness. She wants to promote wellness in meaningful ways from personal experience through programming with the Counseling and Wellness Center and meeting with students directly. Areas of advice offered to students include time management, performance anxieties, how to email professors, mindfulness, self-care, ways to elevate your Servo and Bullet meals, building better habits and breaking bad habits, value-based thinking, and wholehearted living (just to name a few). Wellness program topics offered focus on balancing students’ lives in all eight dimensions of wellness: physical, mental/intellectual, emotional, social, academic/occupational, spiritual, environmental, and financial.

As a recent Gettysburg graduate, MC completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Magna Cum Laude, while being a student-athlete, a member of SAIL (Student Athlete Impact Leaders), a program coordinator at the Center for Public Service, student-worker in Athletic Communications, member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and more. Her future plans include getting degrees in chiropractic and acupuncture and working in an integrated practice.

As a Florida Native, when she’s not working she enjoys spending time outside, working at local farms, shadowing chiropractors and acupuncturists, listening to podcasts, reading, spending time with friends and family, and getting away to the water at nearby lakes in the mountains. Ask her about her favorite spots in the surrounding area!

You can contact her via email: or schedule a meeting with her  at the Health Center Building in Counseling and Wellness Services (through the double doors on the right) in Room 110.


BS Gettysburg College, 2022