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OPSU Receives Certified Healthy Oklahoma Award of Excellence

Panhandle State Communications on 08/06/2020

Oklahoma Panhandle State University continues to work diligently at being a Certified Healthy Campus. This year, OPSU received the Certified Excellence Award for being a Healthy Campus.

University President, Dr. Tim Faltyn stated, “This is one of the many ways Panhandle State seeks to be better and do better. This group of individuals strive to bring new ways for us all to stay healthy. Especially during these unprecedented times.”

The Panhandle State Wellness Committee members are Dana Collins, Amber Hollis-Fesmire, Calandra Rose, Stacy Norquist, and Rene Ramon. They work together to coordinate efforts each year to provides services and activities geared toward campus well-being, which is directly related to Certified Healthy Oklahoma

Director of the Noble Center, Amber Hollis-Fesmire commented, "I am extremely proud of our campus and the ongoing effort to provide opportunities aimed toward living healthy lifestyles and personal well-being. Providing resources that focus on both physical and mental aspects are essential for maintaining personal health and in turn we are creating a well-rounded atmosphere for our students, employees and area communities."

Director of Human Resources, Dana Collins states, “OPSU has participated in the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program since 2009. It has been my dream for OPSU to be recognized with the Certified Excellence Award. The Excellence Award shows the hard work the Wellness Team has done to move the University to the next healthy level. I’m happy to have an environment that encourages healthier faculty, staff, students and visitors.”

Panhandle State is continuously looking for ways to improve campus, and it all starts with individuals like this who want to make a difference.