Montgomery College’s SHaW Center Recognized Nationally for Its Support of Student Health, Well-being, and Success
The Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) Center for Success, which provides physical and mental health resources…
The College is the Only Educational Institution Amongst the Honorees
The National Association for Business Resources has awarded Montgomery College the designation of Best and Brightest in Wellness. This nationwide program honors companies and organizations that are making their businesses more healthy, the lives of their employees better, and the community a healthier to place to live.
The 2015 winning companies and organizations were evaluated by SynBella, the nation’s leading wellness systems firm. Entries are examined on outcomes, analysis and tracking, participation and incentives, benefits and programs, leadership, employee input, culture and environment.
“Our job is not to change our employees’ total health habits, but to improve their quality of life by providing them tools to make them want to change,” said Liliana Rojas, wellness coordinator at Montgomery College. “We are fortunate to receive a lot of feedback on the programs we offer, ‘my cholesterol has decreased…I was able to reduce my medicine for blood pressure…I am now able to play with my kids in the park’ are some of the comments we received, making this honor even more rewarding.”
The companies that have been selected to be recognized nationally as the Best and Brightest in Wellness will be featured in future edition of Corp! Magazine.
The Best and Brightest program provides yearlong education, benchmarking, assessment tools and interaction amongst the best employers.
Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.