Our goal is to ‘Build a Thriving Pack’ by assisting NC State faculty and staff in achieving healthy lifestyle goals by providing programs and/or services that address the six elements of Wellness.
NC State’s Six Elements of Wellness
Wolfpack Wellness Power Lunch Series
The Wolfpack Wellness Power Lunch Series is a monthly Lunch and Learn series designed to promote Staff and Faculty well-being. Staff and Faculty have the opportunity to learn about different wellness topics, derived from chronic conditions and issues that employees at NC State face every day. This series is also an opportunity to network with your co-workers and enjoy a healthy lunch.
Wolfpack Wellness Power Lunch Series sessions are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 12:30-1:30 pm across campus. Seats are limited so registration is required.Registration to Open July 2018
NC State Wellness Champion Program
NC State Employee Wellness Champions are university staff and faculty who have a special interest in facilitating an innovative culture and environment of wellness in their college, unit, or department. NC State Employee Wellness Champions volunteer to promote university-wide wellness initiatives in their departments by communicating health and wellness activities to their colleagues, encouraging and motivating staff and faculty participation, planning and conducting wellness activities, and working collaboratively to promote health and wellness in their units.
In order to be eligible to be an NC State Employee Wellness Champion, employees must meet the following criteria:
> SHRA, EHRA, EHRA-Faculty with greater than 0.749 FTE and have a 9 month contract/appt or greater with NC State.
> Employee must be be in good standing with no active/pending disciplinary actions or documented disciplinary actions within the preceding 18 months.
> Receive approval from supervisor and department head to participate.
> Be able to attend and complete the mandatory NC State Employee Wellness Champion Training.
> Be committed to being an NC State Wellness Champion for the academic year.
Current NC State Wellness Champions
|4H and FCS||Salim Oden|
|Academic Support Program for Student Athletes||Megan Albidrez|
|Agricultural and Human Sciences||Jenelle Wass|
|Agriculture Related Foundation||Susan Colby|
|Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Education||Daniel Perry|
|Alumni Relations||Jacqueline E. Wright|
|Biological and Agricultural Engineering||Rebecca Nagy|
|Biological Science||Marcus L. Peoples|
|Biological Science||Kimberly Orlowski|
|Career Development Center||Devon Wilson|
|Career Development Center||Eddie D. Lovett II|
|Career Development Center||Marcy Bullock|
|College of Education||Ivonne Chirino-Klevans|
|College of Education||Melissa Kindler|
|College of Sciences Human Resources||Lauren Hoffman|
|McKimmon Center for Continuing and Professional Education||Janice Sitzes|
|College of Textiles Dean’s Office||Alicia Lecceardone|
|DASA Business Office||Lorraine Spitzfaden|
|Department of Transportation||Cecilia Dorado|
|Division of Academic and Student Affairs||Justin Hammond|
|Department of English||Melissa M. Jackson|
|Enterprise Application Services||Kate B. Smith|
|Exploratory Studies||Amy Kish|
|Exploratory Studies||Kim Outing|
|Exploratory Studies||Meggie Metcalf|
|Exploratory Studies||Victoria Silvestri|
|Extension Information Technology||Elizabeth Martin|
|Facilities Divison: University Housekeeping||Christian Davis|
|Foundations Accounting and Investment||Davan Wattley|
|Friday Institute||William Leggett|
|Horticultural Science||Krystal M. Chonjnacki|
|Horticulture Science: Center for Enviromental Farming Systems||Lisa Forehand|
|Hunt Library Facilities||Maurice Lee|
|Industry Expansion Solutions||Leressa Suber|
|Institute for Nonprofits||Jenn Scoggins|
|NCSU Libraries||Laura K. Blessing|
|NC State Dining||Mary Lewis|
|NC State Dining||Tammy Bullock|
|NC State Dining||Penelope L. El-Bay|
|NC State Student Centers||Erica Sauls|
|Office of Contracts and Grants||Meghan Kerr|
|Office of Information Technology||Chris Deaton|
|Office of Student Conduct||Katie Runner|
|Office of the University Architect||Allen Thompson|
|Onboarding Center||Brandi Baker|
|Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management||Kristen Rice-Gira|
|Plants for Human Health Institute||Aubrey Mast|
|Department of Psychology||Julia J. Matthews-McClain|
|Repair and Renovation||Theola Waller|
|Sponsored Programs||Lara McRoy Shields|
|Student Health Services||Sarah A. McLawhon|
|Study Abroad||Anna Hayes|
|Study Abroad||Maura McCarthy|
|Office of Sustainability||Carla Davis|
|The Crafts Center||Zach Gregory|
|The Graduate Schoole||Siarra Dickey|
|University Cashier’s Office||Maria L. Brown|
|University College||Kasey Harris|
|University Communications||Jennifer Kendall|
|University Housekeeping||Shirley Harris|
|University Housing||Evelyn Buck|
|University Housing||Susan Lawhead|
|University Recreation||Erin Daniels|
|University Recreation||Joni Buss|
|University Scholars Program||Sarah Beth May|
|University Theater||Stephen Waller Frausto|
|University Tutorial Center||Nathanel L. Cline|
|University Temporary Services||Christy Sechler|
|WRRI and NC Sea Grant||Anna Martin|
|Youth, Family, and Community Services||Lindsay Goolsby|
Well Wolfpack Certified Program
The Well Wolfpack Certification annually distinguishes departments who have made a commitment to cultivating a culture of wellness in the workplace. If your unit supports and encourages staff and faculty health and wellness, apply to be recognized as a Well Wolfpack Certified Organization. Certify your organization by completing the Well Wolfpack Certified Organizations Online Form.
The certification application includes points in the areas of:
- Active Workplace
- Emotional Wellness
- Culture of Wellness
- GOLD:151 – 168 points (90 % -100%)
- SILVER:134 – 150 points (80% – 89%)
- BRONZE:117 – 133 points (70% – 79%)
How to Certify
The Well Wolfpack Certified Program provides recognition to departments, divisions, and colleges who support and encourage staff and faculty’s health and well-being by promoting and modeling NC State’s Six Elements of Wellness. The Certification is based on a point system evaluating your units application/participation of the following questions:
> Has your workplace provided resources on Physical Activity to staff and faculty.
> Has your workplace provided workshops or seminars on physical activity?
> Does your workplace allow for stretch or fitness breaks throughout the workday?
> Does your workplace encourage the use of stairs?
> Does your unit encourage walking meetings?
> Does your unit participate in walking challenges (ex: Miles for Wellness, My Fitness Pal or FitBit groups)?
> Does your organization utilize active workplace tools (ie. standing desks, active sitting balls, etc.)?
> Does your organization participate in group fitness activities ( ie. Zumba,Yoga, etc.)?
> Has your workplace provided resources on Emotional Well-being to staff and faculty.
> In the past six months, has your organization provided educational seminars, workshops, or presentations on stress management, sleep, time management or other emotional wellbeing topics?
> Does your organization encourage breaks throughout the day to recharge?
> Does your organization support employees taking regular vacation and sick leave as needed?
> Does leadership demonstrate an understanding and commitment to work-life balance?
> Has your workplace provided resources on Healthy Eating to staff and faculty.
> In the past six months, has your organization provided educational seminars, workshops, or classes on benefits and guidelines for healthy eating?
> Does your organization have at least one water source available to employees (ie. water fountain, hydration station)?
> Does your organization make dietary accomodations (ie.vegan, gluten-free, etc.) for employees and participants when hosting meetings, conferences, and special events?
> Does your organization provide healthy food and drink options (ie. vegetables, fruit, water, etc.) when hosting meetings, conferences, and special events?
Has your workplace provided resources on the following:
> Quitline NC
> Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less
> Flu Shot Clinics
> Miles for Wellness Challenge
> Financial Well-being Workshops
> Information on Employee Appreciation Events
> Information on the Wolfpack Way of Life NC State Wellness Fair
> In the past six months, has your organization provided wellness communication such as emails, newsletters, etc. to promote wellness?
> Have workstations in your organization been evaluated by Environmental Health & Safety to ensure they are ergonomically sound?
> Does your organization provide a private space and adequate time for lactating mothers?
> Does your organization have an active and engaged NC State Wellness Champion?
> Does your organization celebrate success with regard to wellness initiatives and behavior change?
> Does your organization demonstrate an understanding of the value and importance of wellness?
> Does leadership in your organization consistently articulate the value and importance of wellness (ie.making the connection between wellness and productivity/performance)?
> Does leadership in your organization participate in wellness related programs and activities?
> Does leadership in your organization serve as a role model for prioritizing wellness and work-life balance (ie. participates in wellness events, takes breaks during the work day, etc.)?
For additional Information, please contact:
Employee Recognition and Wellness Program Manager, HR
Wellness Director, DASA
2017 Certified Organizations
|NC State Organization||Certification Level|
|Center for Environmental Farming Systems||Gold|
|Office of Contract and Grants||Gold|
|Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management||Silver|
|Facilities: Building Services||Silver|
|NC Sea Grant and NC Water Resource Research Institute||Silver|
|Office of the University Architect||Silver|
|NC State Human Resources||Silver|
|McKimmon Center For Extension and Continuing Education||Silver|
|Career Development Center||Bronze|
|Department of English||Bronze|
|Facilities: In-House Construction Management||Bronze|
|Fraternity and Sorority Life||Bronze|
|University Sustainability Office||Bronze|
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