Wellness Center receives recognition as healthy work place

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Wellness Center receives recognition as healthy work place

January 21, 2011

Improving healthy living habits tend to be a New Year’s resolution for most people, and Shawna Bivin, director of the J.R. Holder Wellness Center at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, is starting the year off right by receiving the 2010 Certificate of Merit for her efforts in promoting healthy living to Northwestern employees and the community.

The Certificate of Merit is awarded by the Oklahoma Turning Point Initiative and considers the Wellness Center to be an Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business. There is a set of criteria that each business must meet in order to qualify for this award. Mainly, the award is based on what healthy activities the Wellness Center provides to Northwestern employees and the community in which it serves.

Bivin and her staff work hard to create publications to encourage employees and the community to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Wellness Center offers many contests, classes and various challenges to promote healthy living.

To learn more about the Wellness Center and the various classes offered, visit www.nwosu.edu/wellness-center.

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