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Last year we were tasked with creating a district wide wellness initiative that promotes increased fitness and health among employees and students, campus safety overall, communication goals, conserve resources and that explores district mental health service needs.

The work group broke the initiative down into steps and Employee Wellness was the first area chosen. We sent out a Wellness survey to all our employees in the spring and 168 employees responded.

Here's what you told us:

Types of Programs AWC Employees want:

  • Multi-week Group Programs
  • Single Session Workshops
  • Health Screening
  • Health Fair
  • Self-Directed Programs
  • Online Programs
  • Group Events

Top 10 Topics of Interest in order of preference:

  • Physical Activity
  • Personal/Group Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Healthy Eating
  • Healthy Cooking
  • Employee Benefits
  • Sleep
  • Walking Program
  • Weight Management
  • Health Insurance

Top 10 Topics for Educational Workshops:

  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Back Care
  • Blood Pressure
  • Finances
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Diabetes
  • Employee Benefits
  • Healthy Cooking
  • Healthy Eating

We'd love to share our meeting minutes! For a copy, email us at WellnessAtWork@azwestern.edu

The “You Make a Difference” Red Plate Recognition Program

Rosa Phagan

Rosa Phagan – you make a difference, and I want you to know that. First in Transfer Services and now in Financial Aid, you always give it your all and stay focused on our students and their success. Working on the front lines in financial aid is an extremely challenging environment, especially considering the ever-changing federal regulations that you and the Financial Aid team face. You all do an amazing job that is so critical to our students’ success. In addition to your ten years of working here at AWC while being the best Mom to three amazing children, you have juggled so many other things over the years: coaching your kids’ sports teams, helping with the PTO, and persistently chipping away at earning your degree. Your can-do attitude and strong work ethic make you an invaluable asset to the Financial Aid team and to our College. Thank you for everything you do Rosa…You’re an inspiration and amazing role model.

Michelle Sims, Professor of Economics

Rosa Phagan

Our Wellness@Work Programs

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Here's what we are planning...


  • March — Sleep Workshop - How to get a good night's sleep
  • April — Health and Benefits Fair

Local Events and Workshops

There are many other local events sponsored by the city and other organizations.

2016/2017 Series of 5K/10K Runs and Fun Walks

Wellness Council of Arizona Health Challenge

Intramural Sports League

If you have any questions please contact anyone on our Wellness Work group, Mary Kay Harton or Jessica Coleman.

Contact Info

Phone: (928) 344-7505
Fax: (928) 317-6001
  • Thursday: 7:00am - 12:00pm