- 2012 Advocate of the Year: Donna Bruszewski
- Who can become an Advocate?
- Who are the current Advocates?
- What is the time commitment?
- What are the requirements for being an Advocate?
- How do Advocates promote enthusiasm and participation in Health & Wellness programs?
- How do I become an Advocate?
- How do I get removed from the list?
Health & Wellness Program Manager Jody Ensman (left) and Donna Bruszewski.
Donna Bruszewski is the 2012 Advocate of the Year.
She is known to the wellness staff as “Donna B” – our spunky ray of sunshine. Donna has brought her positive attitude and humor to her role as a Wellness Advocate. Not only does she help promote our programs, but she also lives a life of wellness. She has been a loyal Healthtrac participant since 2004, and you can find her at any number of Wellness events around campus.
Thank you, Donna, for your hard work on behalf of wellness! We wish you a happy, healthy retirement.
Our Health & Wellness Advocates are vital to our mission. You do not have to be an accomplished athlete or wellness guru to be a Health & Wellness Advocate! We are looking for everyday people who have a sincere interest in sharing the Health & Wellness message. Any UK employee, retiree, or their spouses/sponsored dependents can become an Advocate.
Click here for a list of current Advocates. (PDF)
Health & Wellness Advocates are asked to volunteer for at least one year, and to distribute information once or twice a month, as you receive it. We hold two Advocate meetings each year, which are announced via e-mail.
- Each Advocate must represent UK Health & Wellness in a positive manner that reflects the mission and goals of the department.
- Advocates are required to attend at least one meeting each calendar year. Otherwise, we will assume that you are no longer an Advocate.
- Advocates must promote participation in UK Health & Wellness programs and events by distributing flyers and/or e-mails and acting as a representative of Health & Wellness in the UK community.
- Creating or assisting with a marketing display such as a Health & Wellness bulletin board in your office suite.
- Distributing promotional flyers/brochures.
- Making “What's going on in Health & Wellness?” announcements in staff meetings.
- Using departmental distribution lists to send e-mails about new or upcoming programs.
- Ensuring that Health & Wellness News inserts are available to department employees.
- Informally encouraging co-workers to get involved in Health & Wellness.
- Passing along any departmental requests for programming to the Health & Wellness staff.
If you'd like to join our Advocate team, please e-mail us or call the Health & Wellness office at (859) 257-WELL (9355).
To be taken off the Advocate list, simply notify the Health & Wellness office by phone at 257-9355 or e-mail.
Only University of Kentucky employees, retirees, spouses, and sponsored dependents are eligible for UK Health & Wellness services and programs. Central Kentucky Medical Services (CKMS) employees are also eligible.