COMMUNITY PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Southwest Acupuncture College
Southwest Acupuncture College (SWAC) is a classical school of Oriental medicine offering an accredited professional degree program leading to a Master of Science in Acupuncture or a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. Established in 1997, SWAC educates students to become independent healthcare providers. The school also has a value to serve the community through a low-cost public clinic and off-campus externship clinics that offer free services to those in need such as the clinic at BCAP. Other populations served by SWAC include the elderly, handicapped, battered women, homeless, substance abuse patients, people living with HIV or cancer, veterans and first responders. The faculty, students, and staff of the Southwest Acupuncture College are honored to receive the community partner award of the year from the Boulder County AIDS Project.
Carol Conigliaro, Acupuncture Clinic Coordinator
Carol lives in Lyons, CO and practices acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in both Lyons and Boulder. She also works as a clinical supervisor in the student clinic at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder. Since September of 2011, Carol has supervised the student acupuncture college at BCAP where BCAP clients living with HIV access adjunct treatment to combat medication side effects, depression and addiction. Carol enjoys spending time outdoors gardening, hiking, biking, kayaking and skiing.