Dimension Champion Awards

White Thrive Dimension Champion awards

THRIVE is a comprehensive, campus-wide wellbeing initiative.

Wake Forest prioritizes students, faculty, and staff’s health and wellbeing to create a community where everyone has the tools and resources they need to succeed.

The THRIVE Dimension Champion Awards are a time to identify and recognize Wake Forest faculty and staff for their contributions and leadership to Wellbeing in one of the eight dimensions.

President Hatch and Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue will recognize THRIVE Nominees and Champions at a virtual ceremony on April 15 at 3:30 pm.

Nominations will close Monday, March 22, at 5:00 pm.

Wellbeing Dimensions :


  • 2019 THRIVE Dimension Champions

    Emotional WellbeingJessica 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 WellbeingGail 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