Wellness Educators

  • The primary objective of wellness education is to assist in the development and implementation of campus-wide health promotion campaigns designed to prevent health problems among college students by encouraging healthy lifestyles.

    Who are the Wellness Educators?

    As an extension of Hendrix Clinic and Counseling Center and MSUM, health promotion wellness educators develop and implement activities designed to encourage positive lifestyles. Hendrix Wellness Educators attend MSUM and represent a variety of majors. The goals of wellness education are to:

    • Give students a practical work experience in developing and implementing a health promotion effort.
    • Give students training and experience in organizational management and leadership.
    • Develop a student-driven effort to create a healthier campus.

     

    Maryam Adepitan - Wellness Educator
    Maryam Adepitan

    Major/Year: Sophomore - Biology - Health & Medical Sciences
    Fun Fact About Me: I play tennis here at MSUM.
    Why Be a Wellness Educator? You get to organize fun and life changing events for the whole campus. Helping other student's physical and emotional well-being helps yours also. I love what I do, we are making our campus healthier day by day!!!


    Tunmi Anwoju - Wellness Educator
    Tunmi Anwoju

    Major/Year: Senior - Biology with an emphasis in Health & Medical Sciences
    Fun Fact About Me: I'm from a city with a population equal to the population of the first 7 cities in United States of America.
    Why Be a Wellness Educator? I became a Wellness Educator because it's a way for me to help college students like me and promote wellness and healthy lifestyles.


    Jessica Colby - Wellness Educator
    Jessica Colby

    Major/Year: Senior - Exercise Science & Multimedia Journalism
    Fun Fact About Me: I am a student-athlete here at MSUM
    Why Be a Wellness Educator? Being a Wellness Educator teaches you how to educate people in a fun way! We learn things through training and we are able to apply that to educating MSUM! Everything is always changing so we are always learning!


    Jenai DeNardo - Wellness Educator
    Jenai DeNardo

    Major/Year: Senior - Biology with an emphasis on Health and Medical Sciences; Minor in Psychology
    Fun Fact About Me: I have rafted down the Grand Canyon!
    Why Be a Wellness Educator? I chose to be a Wellness Educator because I believe educating people on mental, physical and emotional health is so important in helping promote healthy lifestyles.


    Katelyn Featherston - Wellness Educator
    Katelyn Featherston

    Major/Year: Junior - TESL and CAL
    Fun Fact About Me:I prefer green bananas to yellow bananas.
    Why Be a Wellness Educator?Being a Wellness Educator means learning the skills to organize teams, plan programs, and execute events; all while building interpersonal skills and fostering healthy lifestyles across campus. It's a great way to become involved and make meaningful contributions to your college community.


    Katelyn Kellen - Wellness Educator
    Katelyn Kellen

    Major/Year:Senior - Business Administration with an emphasis in Management
    Fun Fact About Me:I will be taking a two-week trip to China in May 2018.
    Why Be a Wellness Educator?I chose to be a Wellness Educator because I wanted to be active on campus and belong to a group. I love being a WE and the people I get to meet along the way.


    Anna Jimmit Njie - Wellness Educator
    Anna Jimmit Njie

    Major/Year: Sophomore - Computer Information Systems
    Fun Fact About Me: Lover of food, shoes, and sleep. I think I might be addicted!
    Why Be a Wellness Educator? I get the chance to help raise awareness about ways to live a healthy life, and also educate various individuals. In the process I have had the opportunity to meet and work with amazing new people and learn a lot from their experiences. In addition I am learning totally new things everyday, things that I would not have known about otherwise. Stay healthy and exercise!


    Travis Wehrenberg - Wellness Educator
    Travis Wehrenberg

    Major/Year: Senior - Biology - Emphasis in Health
    Fun Fact About Me: I'm joining the Peace Corps next fall.
    Why Be a Wellness Educator? A lot of experience and a ton of fun!


    Maia Wendel - Wellness Educator
    Maia Wendel

    Major/Year: Sophomore - Biology - Health & Medical Sciences
    Fun Fact About Me: I started college at the age of 16. I am from a city where it doesn't go lower than 59 degrees F.
    Why Be a Wellness Educator? You can help encourage living a healthy lifestyle by promoting campaigns and events on campus and have a lot of fun while doing it. It is also a way to become involved and make a difference in the campus community.


    Madalyn Winger - Wellness Educator
    Madalyn Winger

    Major/Year: Junior - Mathematics and Economics
    Fun Fact About Me: I once tried to sprint a half marathon... It didn't go well.
    Why Be a Wellness Educator? Being a Wellness Educator is a great way to build leadership skills and make connections on campus. And it is fun working together to organize all of our events throughout the year.


    Wellness Educators Advisor

  • Lynn Peterson
    Title IX Coordinator & Case Manager
    Dean of Students Office
    petrsnly@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2967
    Office: FR 153