Wellness Champions

Kudos! January Wellness Champions

This month we recognize all collaborative partners, sponsors, and supporters who helped to make the 2019 Family Fall Festival a successful annual October event and a fun day for Georgia State employees and the Suttles Child Development Center children!

A special thank you is extended to the faculty, staff, and students from EDWS, Art Education,… more »

Kudos! December Wellness Champions

This month we want to recognize Jessica Bowles, Olivia Nemeck, Meredith Keisler, Emma Wheeler, Patricia Kendrick, and Katie Marshall, Georgia State undergraduate Nursing students who completed a formal community clinical rotation working with EDWS this fall semester.

The students assisted EDWS with offering blood pressure and BMI screenings at the monthly First Thursdays. Also, they… more »

Kudos! November Wellness Champion

This month we want to recognize Kathryn Crowther, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the English Department, Perimeter College Clarkston Campus, for her participation in EDWS’ “Wellness on Wheels” program and her completion of the 2019 Chicago Marathon! Kathryn trained diligently and made use of EDWS Health Coaching services in preparation for the event. She had the… more »

Kudos! October Wellness Champions

Employees across the 26 institutions of the University System of Georgia (USG) were invited to join the USG team for the annual Kaiser Permanente Corporate 5K Run, Walk & Roll on Wednesday, September 11.

This year’s theme was very patriotic in observance of the fateful event on September 11, 2001.  A special ceremony was held to honor and recognize first… more »

Kudos! September Wellness Champions

Kudos!  September Wellness Champions

A total of 119 Georgia State employees participated in the Water You Waiting For? Challenge, a special summer challenge co-sponsored by the USG Well-being Program.  The goal of this 6-week challenge was to consume eight or more glasses of water per day, at home or at work. Participants who minimally logged… more »

Kudos! August Wellness Champion

Ryan Smith is the new Wellness Program Administrator who began working in the Office of Employee Development and Wellness Services (EDWS) in June.

Ryan is a Licensed Dietitian (LD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in Dietetics from the University of Georgia. Ryan is a member of the Academy of Nutrition… more »

Kudos! June Wellness Champions

Posted On June 1, 2019

EDWS sponsored a special National Walking Day event on Wednesday, April 3rd.   We want to thank the following volunteers who helped to make this event a success on all six (6) campuses!

Alpharetta – Denise Fowler Dunwoody – Maria Batty Clarkston – Fran Mohr Decatur – Betsy Hardy & Susan Fitzgerald Newton – Stephanie Langston… more »

Kudos! May Wellness Champions

Posted On May 1, 2019

This month we want to recognize Annemarie de Wet, Mary Estavillo, and Summer Mashayekh, Georgia State undergraduate Nursing students who completed a formal community clinical rotation working with EDWS this spring semester.

The students assisted EDWS with offering blood pressure and BMI screenings at the monthly First Thursdays. Also, they worked as a group to… more »

Kudos! April Wellness Champion

Posted On April 1, 2019

This month, we want to recognize Wakita Rucker Bradford, a Registered Nurse, Nurse Educator and Simulation Lab Coordinator in the Associate of Science in Nursing Program at the Dunwoody Perimeter College Campus.

Wakita is the first Georgia State employee to log in the MapMyFitness tracking platform multiple completed Panther Trails walks at two Perimeter College… more »

Kudos! March Wellness Champion

Posted On March 1, 2019

This month, we want to recognize David Talley, former Wellness Program Administrator, Office of Employee Development and Wellness Services (EDWS).

For more than two years, David did a commendable job serving the Georgia State community providing a variety of wellness offerings including health coaching, nutrition consultations, training workshops, and coordinating a weight management pilot program.

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