Dimension Champion Awards

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THRIVE is a comprehensive, campus-wide wellbeing initiative, and it’s not just for students. At Wake Forest, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff to create a community where everyone has the tools and resources they need to succeed. The THRIVE Dimension Champion Awards serve as an opportunity to highlight the leadership and scholarship of faculty and staff across the eight dimensions of wellbeing. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate faculty and staff members that embody one of the eight dimensions of wellbeing, and the winners will be announced at our annual ceremony this April.


Wellbeing Dimensions :









Barbara Meredith                  Denisha Champion                 Adam Carlson

Financial Wellbeing              Emotional Wellbeing            Physical Wellbeing
Barbara Meredith                    Denisha Champion                Adam Carlson

Sylvia Green                  Dr. Debbie Newsome                  Lisa Finney

Spiritual Wellbeing                Intellectual Wellbeing          Social Wellbeing
Sylvia Green                             Dr. Debbie Newsome             Lisa Finney

Meisha Bullock                  Lee Collette

Occupational Wellbeing      Environmental Wellbeing
Melanie Bullock                       Lee Collette

  • 2016 THRIVE Dimension Champions

    Emotional Wellbeing – Michele Kurtz, Student Engagement

    Environmental Wellbeing – Jim Mussetter, Facilities & Campus Services

    Financial Wellbeing – Tom Benza, Office of Financial Aid

    Intellectual Wellbeing – William Hamilton, The Department of German & Russia

    Occupational Wellbeing – Catherine Ross, Teaching & Learning Center

    Physical Wellbeing – Michael Terry, Advancement Gifts/Records

    Social Wellbeing – Margaret Kittrell, Student Health Service

    Spiritual Wellbeing – Sharon Jones, Aramark

  • 2015 THRIVE Dimension Champions

    Occupational Wellbeing – Laura Giovanelli, English Department

    Financial Wellbeing – Dawn Cadd, Procurement Services

    Social Wellbeing – Cherise James, Residence Life & Housing

    Spiritual Wellbeing – Mike Ford, Pro Humanitate Institute

    Intellectual Wellbeing – Erica Still, English Department

    Physical Wellbeing – Louis Gusbar, Graduate Student Academic Services

    Emotional Wellbeing – Ulrike Weithaus, Department of Religion and American Ethnic Studies Program

    Environmental Wellbeing – Deede Pinkney, OPCD