Five Missouri University of Science and Technology employees have received six-month memberships to the Missouri S&T Fitness Center from Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader.
The five S&T faculty and staff members were among 305 campus employees who successfully completed an incentive-based wellness program offered through the University of Missouri System. Last February, Schrader announced the Chancellor’s Wellness Incentive to provide five six-month fitness center memberships to participants chosen through a random drawing.
“A healthy lifestyle is important for all of us, and a healthier faculty and staff at Missouri S&T leads to a happier and more productive campus environment,” Schrader says.
The winners of the complimentary fitness center memberships are:
- Gail Best, a secretary in the career opportunities and employer relations office
- Patricia Coleman, a custodian in physical facilities
- Dr. Thomas Schuman, an associate professor of chemistry
- Ramya Thiagarajan, interim director of institutional research and assessment
- Dr. Moshen Asla Zaeem, assistant professor of materials science and engineering
To be eligible for the drawing, S&T faculty and staff members were required to complete the UM System’s Healthy for Life incentive program. The incentive program required participants to conduct a personal health assessment online, complete a health screening (which included cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure testing), and track 240 minutes of physical activity in any calendar month.
The 305 faculty and staff members who completed the Healthy for Life program each received $100 to use for medical expenses during the benefit plan year.