December 18, 2018  

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Gulf Park Campus Recognized as Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association

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After introducing a fitness center and offering healthier food options at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, the university’s campus in Long Beach has now been recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. This designation was awarded to the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus for providing opportunities for employees to live a healthier lifestyle.

“Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at Southern Miss,” said Dr. Steve Miller, interim vice president for the Gulf Park campus. “We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite and we are committed to providing the best workplace environment possible. Recent improvements on our campus will benefit our employees’ health and produce even more positive results for our university overall.”

The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping worksites make their employees’ health and well-being a priority. As a participating organization in the program, the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus will have free access to program resources and materials to help promote company wellness programs to employees, as well as internal newsletter templates and consultation on CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) programs.

For more information about the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, visit www.usm.edu/gulfcoast.