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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

Carlos Ramos

It is an honor and with great pleasure that I present the Red “You Made A Difference” plate to Carlos Ramos.  Carlos exemplifies the meaning of the Red Plate.  He always has a “positive attitude” and kind word for everyone who approaches his desk.  He takes “pride” and is “committed” to his position as the Financial Aid Scholarship Specialist at Arizona Western College.  He is always available to students to offer his expertise and direction in their quest in obtaining scholarships and answering any financial aid questions they may have.  He “inspires” not only our AWC students but also the numerous high school students he speaks to while in the schools promoting the various financial aid that is available to students.  He has a personal “understanding” of what it takes to reach your educational goals and is an “excellent” example to the students he meets and assists each and every day.  Carlos is my go to person when it comes to any financial aid question and you can guarantee that if he does not have the answer, he will shortly.     

Carlos obtained his Associates Degree at Arizona Western College and is scheduled to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Northern Arizona University Yuma in May 2018.  In addition to his employment at AWC and completing his education he is also currently interning for the Arizona Community Foundation.  He is “dedicated” to his career choice and in his “service” to others by his active involvement on many state and local boards for social work.         

To say he is a busy man is an understatement, but he still finds the time to actively participate in many activities on campus.   

Thank you Carlos for making a difference at Arizona Western College and for your “dedication” and “service” to our students and our school.

Danelle Palmer, Accounts Receivable & Sponsor Billing Specialist

Carlos Ramos

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