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Shay Coffey
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Shay Coffey

“I love the philosophy that LIFE has where if you walk by someone, you speak,” shared Coffey. “Every relationship starts with that first conversation. A couple of hellos can lead to a lunch, and a lunch can lead to a lifetime friendship.”

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Bonnie Archbold

One thing Archbold wants to tell the Life University Community is, “I appreciate you guys for your smiling faces and your positive feedback and positive attitude. I can feel the love that’s on campus and I can feel the love that’s in this community. I think we are a true community striving to make things happen together and it’s a beautiful thing.”

Dr. Alison Ivey
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Alison Ivey

“When I talk to new students coming in, I say you just won’t believe the vibe that we have on campus. It is so good and positive and uplifting, and I am trying to contribute to that vibe.” Ivey said. “We are a part of something really good on this campus that I hope we don’t take for granted. It is a really good place to be.”

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Sam Clark

“A typical day is always busy. We don’t go nine to five, we often work 12 to 16-hour days. We’ve got to love our families and spouses and kids for understanding that,” said Sam Clark, Head Coach for Women’s Soccer at Life University, describing her average day at work. “But there is no typical day, and I think that is one of the most intriguing and most wonderful things about athletics – it’s always a new challenge.”

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Danielle Holtman

Working in a vitalistic health institution, we wanted to capture work-life balance, living congruently with our mission and vision and teaching staff what that looks like. Jenifer Valtos and Holtman started researching what other corporate wellness programs looked like and what actually worked and what didn’t. They figured out incentive-based, community-centered wellness was key. It was a collaboration between Valtos and Holtman on the research end of it, and the Staff Council Executive Board helped create it. The inaugural VitalU started in Fall Quarter 2019. “It’s only on its second quarter, and it feels like it’s already been changing the campus. People are having more conversations about health and what’s happening in their actual lives.”

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Chair Yoga for Faculty & Staff

Campus Recreation and Wellness will be hosting chair yoga for all staff and faculty. We are probably sitting more since most of us are working remotely. This will give us a reminder to move around and prompt us to keep moving! Please watch for upcoming…

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Vital U – LIFE Employee Wellness Program

Taking care of your wellbeing is more important than ever, and this program will help you stay on top of various aspects of your health. Spring 2020 VitalU will be completely virtual! Join us in staying connected, active and grounded while earning incentives for doing…

Cameron Bakkar
Faces of LIFE

Cameron Bakkar

“When I went to college in Washington, D.C., I was always pushing myself to do more, and eventually felt like I couldn’t breathe. I really appreciate how the faculty, staff and students at Life University really take care of themselves,” said Cameron Bakkar, an Academic Support Coordinator in the Student Success Center. “Grades are obviously still important, but there’s a holistic recognition that they aren’t the only thing that makes up a person’s value. I love that energy.”