Outstanding Wellness Program for Students
This award recognizes an outstanding wellness program geared toward students. Wellness programs encompass many areas including, but not limited to, physical, emotional, spiritual, occupational, social, and intellectual dimensions. The recipient of this award will be an innovative program that has wide-reaching influence on student wellness on campus.
Outstanding Professional in Wellness
This award is presented annually to a college educator who has, through outstanding leadership, made significant contributions to the wellness field and to their institution. The professional has achieved innovative responses in meeting the varied and emerging needs of today’s students and professionals.
2015 Recipients: Morgan McMilllan and Phil Schuman
Outstanding Wellness Program for Higher Education Professionals
This award recognizes an outstanding wellness program geared toward higher education professionals (faculty and/or staff). Wellness programs encompass many areas including, but not limited to, physical, emotional, spiritual, occupational, social, and intellectual dimensions. The recipient of this award will be an innovative program that has wide-reaching influence on faculty and/or staff wellness on campus. The recipient(s) received a plaque and $100 to go toward the continuation and advancement of their wellness program.
2011 Recipient: University of South Carolina's Choose to Lose program
Annual Convention Scholarship
Beginning in 2009, the Commission for Wellness has taken part in offering financial support towards one convention scholarship to a NextGen participant to cover the NextGen registration costs for an undergraduate student leader who is interested in the field of student affairs. By offering this scholarship, the Commission for Wellness aims to assist undergraduate student leaders in learning more about student affairs, ACPA and how the Commission for Wellness actively works to incorporate wellness values into the overarching principles of ACPA. Scholarship candidates are required to fill out an application addressing what they hope to gain by participating in NextGen and also summarizing how they plan to engage in the mission of the Commission for Wellness as a student affairs professional.
2016 Scholarship Recipient: Juan Garrido, Glendon College, York University
2010 Scholarship Recipient: Taryn O’Hearn, University of Massachusetts Amherst