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Employees attended virtual wellness week March 8–12, 2021

The 2021 Total WellBeing Virtual Wellness, attracted more than 1,000 UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff who took a moment to learn more about one or more of the 36 different live health and wellness topics and fitness and cooking demonstrations presented. Virtual Wellness Week was hosted by the Department of Work/Life & Wellness within the Office of Human Resources and was made possible through the collaboration of 44 University and community partners.

Virtual cooking demonstrations were must-have’s

Participants had the opportunity to learn new recipes in live virtual cooking demonstrations provided by Eating Well with Chef Cordell, Lifestyle Medical Centers and UNC Wellness Centers. Recipes, recordings, and program details are available in the Schedule of Events by clicking on the session title. If you didn’t  have a chance to participate, it’s not too late. Visit the On-Demand library for a delicious cooking demonstration of Miso Salmon and Kimchi presented by Carolina Dining Services and many eating tips by UNC Sports Nutrition.

And free virtual fitness classes were a hit

In addition, nearly 150 employees took part in free virtual fitness classes provided by UNC Campus Recreation and more than 50 have since purchased a group fitness semester pass giving them access to unlimited classes through the semester. Classes include Cardio Combat, Lift, Core, Dance, Barre, Yoga, and more! To get your Group Fitness Semester Pass contact DJ Scott at to get your semester pass today!

Some attendees even won prizes

As a thank you for participating, everyone who attended a live session was entered into a drawing to win a prize. Congratulations to the many winners of the 2021 Virtual Wellness Week drawing prizes. Click below to view the winners.

Alicia Orth, School of Medicine, ITS

Angela Williamson, School of Medicine

Ann Lehew, ITS

Anna Waller, School of Medicine

Cathleen Randall, College of Arts & Sciences

Cathryn Cushwa, School of Medicine

Charlene Ryan, Office of the Chancellor

Drew Robertson,

Emily Hinkle, School of Government

Emma Etter, School of Medicine

Erin Kernen, Office of Sponsored Research

Gail Bryant, School of Medicine

Gale Clayton, School of Medicine

Gayle Hart, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Gina Horne, School of Medicine

Gary Tyson, UNC Police

Jennifer Canders, College of Arts & Sciences

Jennifer Gruhn, School of Medicine

Jessica Hwang-Strickland, Student Affairs

Jessica Larsen, UNC Global


Julie Wandell, Carolina Population Center

Karen Gilliam, College of Arts & Sciences

Kathy Kay, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Katie Jelen, School of Medicine

Kerrie Hawkins, ITS

Kimberly McCullen, Transportation and Parking

Kriste Smith, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Laura Schranz, University Development

Mary Hinrich, School of Law

Maria Melendez, Office of the Provost

Melody Snow, School of Medicine

Rachel Pittman, Hussman School of Media and Journalism

Runying Yang, School of Medicine

Sharon Schiro, School of Medicine

Teresa Walters, Finance and Operations, Accounting Services

Thomas Harper, Office of the Provost

Tiffany Temple, ITS

Valerie Hancock, College of Arts & Sciences

Vickie Crabtree, School of Government

William Connor, School of Medicine

Xiaoping Wu, ITS


Thank you for participating!

We look forward to seeing everyone next year, in-person or virtually. Until then, be well.

Thank you to all the presenters who made Virtual Wellness Week possible.

Contact UNC Total WellBeing

Jessica Pyjas, Work/Life & Wellness Program Manager