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.
The attached nomination form and up to three additional pages for answers to questions 4-7 are required for the nomination to be considered. This information should be emailed to UND.hwhub@UND.edu. For more information, please contact UND Wellness & Health Promotions at 701.777.2097.
Previous Winners of the Robert H. Boyd Healthy UND Champion Award:
2015: Dustin Frize, UND Dining Center Dietitian
Dustin is an active member of the Healthy UND Coalition and serves as chair of the Healthy UND Nutrition Subcommittee. Dustin has worked with faculty, staff, and students to implement National Nutrition Month activities at UND for the past several years. He was chair for the 2010-2011 Healthy UND 2020 Nutrition Priority Action Group, and has championed numerous efforts to promote healthy eating and enhance healthy food options on campus. His efforts have enhanced healthy food options on campus, including labeling of vending machines and offering additional healthy choices; expanded healthful options available in the food court, convenience store, and dining centers; implemented the Guiding Stars program, and prominently displayed healthy food items in high traffic areas. Dustin has also played key roles in various initiatives and programs which have brought national attention and recognition to UND.
2014: Regin Gallager, UND Dietetic Student
Through her position as Culinary Corner program manager, Regin Gallager has promoted health, wellness, and nutrition to UND and the campus community. She has shared nutrition resources, trained cooking instructors and developed educational blogs to promote nutrition and safe cooking practices. She has been involved in many committees and campus wide events, sharing her organizational and leadership skills with her peers and students. Regin is conscientious, hardworking, adventurous, and is passionate about the work she does. Her work with maintenance of the Culinary Corner website and blog, nutrition research, and investment in Culinary Corner and nutrition have brought UND national attention.
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.