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Nominate a Student for the Gates-Karlgaard Award for Excellence in Wellness—Deadline April 27

April 23, 2012

Nominate a student for the Gates-Karlgaard Award for Excellence in Wellness. Students eligible for this award must be graduating seniors who are varsity, club, or intramural sport athletes at Oberlin College. It is also necessary that the selected students obtain a significant number of service or employment hours to wellness initiatives on campus or in the broader community prior to being nominated. Students can be nominated for the award by any faculty or staff member at Oberlin College, regardless of whether he/she is a coach or administrative staff member in the athletics department. Recipients will be presented with a framed certificate and will have their names engraved on a plaque in Philips Physical Education Center.

To receive a recommendation form, send an e-mail message to lflood@oberlin.edu. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 27.

The Gates-Karlgaard Award for Excellence in Wellness
The Gates-Karlgaard Award for Excellence in Wellness was established in 2011 in recognition of the commitment to wellness and health promotion at Oberlin College by Linda Gates (Dean of Students, 2005-2011) and Joe Karlgaard (Delta Lodge Director of Athletics and Physical Education, 2005-2011). The award recognizes student-athlete leaders for their accomplishments in promoting health and wellness on campus and/or in the greater Lorain County community. Recipients of this award have also displayed impressive strides toward improving their own personal health and the health of other members in the community. Moreover, they have demonstrated an exceptional dedication to wellness by making contributions and offering leadership that has furthered various wellness and health promotion efforts. (Wellness can be defined as the proactive and preventative approach designed to provide optimum levels of health, emotional and social functioning.)