Robert H. Boyd Healthy UND Champion Award
The Healthy UND Coalition is always seeking nominations for the Robert H. Boyd Healthy UND Champion Award. Nomination materials may be downloaded by following this link:
The award recognizes the achievements of individuals, departments, or groups who have worked to improve health and wellness for students, faculty, and staff at the University of North Dakota.
The Robert H. Boyd Healthy UND Champion Award is named in recognition of a true champion of health and wellness, former UND Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Robert Boyd. The award will be presented annually at the fall annual meeting of the Healthy UND Coalition.
UND is seeking nominations of individuals, departments, or groups from the campus community who have contributed significantly to healthier UND students, faculty, and staff.
Consideration will be given to those who have:
• Demonstrated work in partnership to promote healthy lifestyle choices by enhancing awareness, building skills, changing social norms, and creating a healthier environment
• Emphasized any or all 7 dimensions of wellness including: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, and environmental
The nomination should briefly address the following:
• Why this individual, department, or group should be considered for this award
• Describe the nominee’s accomplishments.
• Describe the key outcomes and achievements of the program, policy, contribution, or initiative
Emphasis will be given to programs that demonstrate creativity, innovation, leadership, sustainability, and effectiveness.
For more information, please contact the Health and Wellness Hub, 701-777-2097.
Previous Winners of the Robert H. Boyd Healthy UND Champion Award:
2013: Karina Stander, former Assistant Director of Housing
"Karina is a strong supporter of health and wellness. She consistently shares with her staff, colleagues, and residential students information about events that a particular action group or Healthy UND Committee is sponsoring." Karina is a great role model within the department; in particular, she lives a healthy lifestyle each and every day– whether it be through healthy eating, exercise, or making fiscally responsible choices. "Karina is always willing to help people understand what it takes to be healthy and helps others reach their goals." Over the past five years, Karina has demonstrated that she is truly deserving of being recognized as the next Dr. Boyd Healthy UND Champion."
2012: Scotty Dunbar, Residence Life Coordinator
"Scotty is a member of 2010-2011 Healthy UND 2020 Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Priority Action Group; member of 2011-2012 Healthy UND Alcohol and Other Drug Committee; member of the Healthy UND coalition; works with AIM to plan numerous programs and activities in the halls and as part of Night Life to discourage high risk drinking and promote learning about health and well-being."
2011: Kim Ruliffson, Work Well Coordinator
"Kim serves as the Coordinator for Work Well, a program devoted to promoting a culture of wellness for UND staff and faculty by providing information, services, and programs to support healthy living. Although Kim is the only individual behind the Work Well program at UND, she harnesses the energy of Work Well engagers, extends herself to lend a hand within her department and across the entire campus in order to inspire, support, and empower UND employees to achieve well-rounded, seven-dimensional wellness. Kim is being nominated because she goes above and beyond her job duties to find a creative, sustainable, and effective way to encourage a healthier lifestyle among UND staff and faculty. In doing so, Kim is bringing out the best in UND employees.