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Creighton Staff Honored by Wellness Council of the Midlands

Creighton Staff Honored by Wellness Council of the Midlands

Two Creighton University employees will be honored with the Light of Wellness Award by the Wellness Council of the Midlands (WELCOM), for modeling successful changes in their health habits as a result of Creighton’s wellness programs.

Being honored at the Nov. 8 ceremony at Lauritzen Gardens are Joan Eckerson, Ph. D., associate professor of Exercise Science and the Rev. Larry Gillick, S.J., director, Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality.

The Light of Wellness Award was created to recognize the founder and inspiration for worksite wellness in America – William M. Kizer. An Omaha-native and business leader, Kizer founded the Wellness Council of the Midlands in 1982 and its national non-profit counterpart, the Wellness Councils of America, in 1987.

Nominees have to meet criteria in five categories – social, physical, intellectual, spiritual and emotional health.