Samford Wellness aspires to articulate the “why” and promote the “how” of living rooted and fruitful lives as individuals and as a community. Our efforts to nurture persons and serve the campus are informed and inspired by the eight concepts of holistic wellness: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, vocational and social.
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“Nearly 40% of college students have experienced food insecurity, meaning they do not know where their next meal will come from. That means in a college class of 30 students, 12 of them may not know when or if they will eat that day.” – Edmed.org
Over 30% of Samford students reported some level of food insecurity in a recent National College Health Assessment on Campus.
Samford CARES prioritizes the opportunity to educate and share the ideals of wellness. Our Wellness team can provide educational and preventative workshops, resources and presentations around the eight concepts of holistic wellness: emotional, spiritual, physical, environmental, financial, vocational and social. We look forward to helping you and your group live rooted and fruitful lives.
Caley is a public health major and aspires to become a dentist who cares for the whole patient. She calls Conyers, Georgia home, and is making her own space here at Samford. Caley is active with student leadership organizations on campus, and you can find her hosting events for SGA, MAC, and our Wellness Team. She finds meaning in holding space for important conversations around mental health and is excited to bring this passion to her role as a Wellness Ambassador. We are thrilled to have Caley’s enthusiasm in our program.
Cordelia is a first-year pharmacy student from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It comes as no surprise that Cordelia is passionate about helping others and spreading awareness about the mental, emotional, and physical health issues that college students face. Cordelia shares, “I’m looking forward to working with campus leaders and campus organizations to promote a positive experience for students.” She is an active participant in numerous student organizations and adds such a warm presence wherever she finds herself. We are thrilled to have Cordelia representing the graduate school experience in our Wellness Ambassadors, and we look forward to seeing how she leads her peers towards wellness.
Rhyan is double-majoring in psychology and sociology, and she hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. Rhyan’s majors illustrate her drive to care for the whole person, and she uses her studies to better understand how our internal feelings and thought affect our external experiences. In her role as a wellness ambassador, she is particularly interested in helping students and peers know when to ask for help and where to find it. When she is not studying and leading on campus, you can find her hanging out with her pet turtle Screech. We are thrilled to have her advocating for her peers.
Thank you for your interest in Samford’s Counseling’s Wellness Ambassador program! This program provides a new leadership opportunity for enrolled undergraduate students who are interested in and committed to raising awareness about mental health and holistic wellness among Samford’s student body. After completing a Wellness Ambassador Cadre in the spring semester of one’s freshman, sophomore, or junior year, the Wellness Coordinator will make final selections from the remaining interested students who have submitted an application for the Wellness Ambassador Program set to serve during the following academic year. Exceptions to the cadre requirement are at the discretion of the Wellness Coordinator. Wellness Ambassadors serve one entire academic year as a campus leader and facilitator of wellness-related education, advocacy, awareness and involvement. Participants work directly with Counseling office staff to enhance the wellness programs provided each semester.
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“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose conﬁdence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” —Jeremiah 17:7-8