Wolfpack Wellness

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

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

Organization Name
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
 BTEC  Melody Woodyard
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
EcoVillage Meghan Teten
EHS Karen Trimberger
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
  • Nutrition
  • 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
> Benefits
> 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:

Britt Hurst
Employee Recognition and Wellness Program Manager, HR

Shannon DuPree
Wellness Director, DASA


2017 Certified Organizations

NC State Organization Certification Level
Exploratory Studies Gold
Center for Environmental Farming Systems Gold
Office of Contract and Grants Gold
University Recreation 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
Counseling Center Bronze
Department of English Bronze
Facilities: In-House Construction Management Bronze
Fraternity and Sorority Life Bronze
Graduate School Bronze
Transportation Bronze
University Communications Bronze
University Sustainability Office Bronze


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