Dimension Champion Awards

Nominate a Dimension Champion today! Nominate here.

Nominees within each dimension elevate our community through example and, often, direct guidance – which gives us real-life examples to strive toward and learn. Nominate a faculty or staff member today who demonstrates leadership and commitment to individual or campus-wide wellbeing across one of the eight dimensions of wellbeing: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual.

Nominations will close Monday, April 3, at 5:00 pm.

Save the date:

A Celebration of Past and Present Nominees

Thursday, April 13 

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM 

Green Room 


Vice President for Campus Life Shea Kidd Brown, Assistant Vice President for Health and Wellbeing Warrenetta C. Mann, and Director Office of Wellbeing Ashleigh Hala will recognize THRIVE Nominees and Champions.

Wellbeing Dimensions:


  • 2022 THRIVE Dimension Champions

    Emotional Wellbeing – Dr. Alli Forti, Department of Counseling, and Shauna McNeil, Office of Student Engagement

    Environmental Wellbeing –   Nathan Peifer, Office of Sustainability

    Financial Wellbeing – Lauren Trethaway, Student Financial Aid

    Intellectual Wellbeing – Dr. Tiboni-Craft, Italian Studies Program

    Occupational Wellbeing – Kelia Hubbard, Wake Forest International Student and Scholar Services

    Physical Wellbeing – Beth Fay, Human Resources

    Social Wellbeing – Richella Allen and Shandra Caputo, School of Business

    Spiritual Wellbeing – Chaplain Tim Auman, Office of the Chaplain

  • 2020 / 2021 THRIVE Dimension Champions

    Emotional Wellbeing – Heidi Robinson, Office of Personal and career development

    Environmental Wellbeing – Brian Cohen, Office of Sustainability

    Financial Wellbeing – Dr. Brooke Griffith, University Counseling Center

    Intellectual Wellbeing – Dr. Malika Roman Isler, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

    Occupational Wellbeing – Steph Trilling, Women’s Center

    Physical Wellbeing – Dr. Stephanie Carter, Residence Life, and Housing

    Social Wellbeing – Shane Taylor, Office of Student Engagement

    Spiritual Wellbeing – D’Najah P. Thomas, Residence Life, and Housing

  • 2019 THRIVE Dimension Champions

    Emotional Wellbeing – Jessica Scales, Office of the Dean of Students

    Environmental Wellbeing – Jim Coffey, Office of Sustainability

    Financial Wellbeing – Deborah Snyder, Teaching & Learning Collaborative

    Intellectual Wellbeing – Adrian Greene, English Department

    Occupational Wellbeing – Jonathan McElderry, Intercultural Center

    Physical Wellbeing – Christy Buchanan, Psychology Department

    Social Wellbeing – Derri Stormer, University Police

    Spiritual Wellbeing – Gail Bretan, Office of the Chaplain

  • 2018 THRIVE Dimension Champions

    Emotional Wellbeing – Tess Chevalier, Psychology Department

    Environmental Wellbeing – Laura Denlinger, Learning Assistance Center

    Financial Wellbeing – Luci Hill, Athletics, Business Office

    Intellectual Wellbeing – Nelson Brunsting, Global Programs and Studies

    Occupational Wellbeing – Elizabeth Leslie, Residence Life & Housing

    Physical Wellbeing – Samantha Fields, Student Financial Services

    Social Wellbeing – Shannon Ashford, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

    Spiritual Wellbeing – Shayla Herndon-Edmunds, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

  • 2017 THRIVE Dimension Champions

    Emotional Wellbeing – Denisha Champion, Counseling Center

    Environmental Wellbeing – Lee Collette, Campus Recreation

    Financial Wellbeing – Barbara Meredith, Provost’s Office

    Intellectual Wellbeing – Debbie Newsome, Department of Counseling

    Occupational Wellbeing – Melanie Bullock, Office of Student Engagement

    Physical Wellbeing – Adam Carlson, Information Systems

    Social Wellbeing – Lesia Finney, University Police

    Spiritual Wellbeing – Sylvia Green, School of Business

  • 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

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

    Environmental Wellbeing – Deede Pinkney, OPCD

    Financial Wellbeing – Dawn Cadd, Procurement Services

    Intellectual Wellbeing – Erica Still, English Department

    Occupational Wellbeing – Laura Giovanelli, English Department

    Physical Wellbeing – Louis Gusbar, Graduate Student Academic Services

    Social Wellbeing – Cherise James, Residence Life & Housing

    Spiritual Wellbeing – Mike Ford, Pro Humanitate Institute