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WELCOM Light of Wellness Team Award
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UNO Faculty/Staff Earn WELCOM Light of Wellness Team Award

On Nov. 4, five individuals with years of distinguished service to UNO and the Omaha community in the field of wellness were honored at the Ninth Annual Wellness Council of the Midlands' (WELCOM) Light of Wellness Awards Dinner. It was held at Lauritzen Gardens.

Drs. Daniel Blanke, Kris Berg, David Corbin and John Noble from the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) as well as Joe Kaminski from Campus Recreation were given a William M. Kizer Light of Wellness Team Award for their leadership.

“This team has worked hard and long for many years to help the students at UNO, staff, and our community lead healthier lifestyles," one nominator wrote. "They are tremendous mentors and those touched by this team will carry the message of living healthy lives well into the future.”

The banquet was attended by UNO Chancellor John Christensen, Mollie Anderson, director of Human Resources; Esther Scarpello, benefits manager for Human Resources and a WELCOM board member; Marcia Adler, director of Student Health Services; David Daniels, assistant director for fitness/wellness in Campus Recreation; and Anna-Maria Hansmann, wellness coordinator for Human Resources.

Gov. Dave Heineman, Chief Medical Officer for the State of Nebraska Joann Schaefer and William M. Kizer, the founder of the Wellness Council of America and the Wellness Council of the Midlands, presented the award to the team from UNO.

WELCOM 2010 Healthy Behavior Award - UNO School of HPER Team Recipients:

  • Dr. Kris Berg - professor
  • Dr. Dan Blanke - director of School of HPER and the joint UNO/UNMC Health Promotion Program
  • Dr. David Corbin - professor
  • Joseph Kaminski - director of Campus Recreation, part-time instructor for HPER
  • Dr. John Noble - professor

UNO's Mav-Rec Wellness Program is a Silver Level Well Workplace Award Winner.

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