Trinity Valley Community College



TVCC - Athens Campus
Admin Bldg, room 124

100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, TX 75751

(903) 675-6350 main
(903) 675-6209 fax

Shelia Jones, M.S.
Director of Student
Pathways & Success
(903) 675-6383

Becky Lucas, B.S. 
(903) 670-2618

Iris Reeves, B.S.M. 
Career Center Coordinator
& Advisor 

(903) 670-2646

TVCC - Palestine Campus
Admin Bldg, room 142

2970 N St Hwy 19
PO Box 2530
Palestine, TX  75802
(903) 729-0256 main
(903) 723-7073 fax
Vicki Dossett, M.S.
(903) 723-7046
Dr. Jeffrey Watson
Provost - Palestine

TVCC - Terrell Campus
Admin Bldg, room 109

1200 East I-20
PO Box 668
Terrell, TX  75160

(972) 932-4904 main
(972) 563-4961 fax
Luanne Bourland, M.E.
(972) 563-4932 

Dr. Algia Allen
Provost - Terrell

TVCC - Health Science

HSC, room 117

800 Hwy. 243 West
Kaufman, TX  75142
(972) 932-4909 main
(972) 932-5751 fax
Jeffrey Ballom, M.S.
(972) 932-5721
Dr. Helen Reid
Provost - Kaufman

Posted: 9/21/2015 4:15:28 PM
Up to 30% of college students experience eating disorder symptoms during their college years.

What is an eating disorder? Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating are the three most common eating disorders. Someone with anorexia has an intense fear of gaining weight and typically has lost 15% of their original body weight. They have a distorted body image and often engage in intense and excessive exercise. Women may experience an interruption in their menstrual cycle due to weight loss and inadequate nutrition. They may experience hunger but feel in control when they resist the urge to eat. Someone with bulimia typically engages in binge eating-eating large portions of food at one sitting, often in response to emotional, environmental stressors or dieting. These episodes are often characterized by a feeling of being out of control of their eating. Sometimes they purge after binging to alleviate the discomfort and guild created by food intake. Those with binge eating tend to eat more than what is needed to maintain a healthy body. Generally they eat in response to emotional or environmental stressors as well as responding to intense hunger from deprivation and dieting. They have usually dieted repeatedly in the past and have experienced shame about food and body. They feel discouraged and view their ability to handle their problems as inadequate. All of these eating disorders are serious health problems, perhaps life threatening, and can benefit from professional treatment. One of the most underreported problems with eating disorders is the disruption of electrolytes that fire in the central nervous system. This can lead to heart failure. Purging causes esophagus to become ulcerated. Anorexia can lead to infertility.

If you or someone you know has an eating disorder, here are some referrals that will assist you.
National Eating Disorders Association
Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc.
Eating Disorder Referral and Information
Anorexia Bulimia Association, Inc.