Wellness Mission Statement: To maintain a culture that promotes healthy lifestyles & attitudes and benefits our employees, retirees, their families and our community.

Franklin & Marshall College has once again been awarded the "Fit Friendly Company" status by the American Heart Association. This year we have moved up to Platinum status! This status recognizes employers who display progessive leadership and  "who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees' health." 

A Campus That Supports Your Wellness Goals 

Explore the many ways wellness is promoted at Franklin & Marshall College! 


	 Fitness Class for the fall semester include yoga and cross training. (Photo by Melissa Hess)
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2018-19 Wellness Events 

Mark your calendars for these important events!



YWCA's Race Against Racism: Saturday, April 27, 9:00am

All employees are welcome to join in April 27th's community 5K run/walk. Participating in this event will not only show F&M's support of the YWCA's Race Against Racism, but will also help complete an item under tier 3 of the Wellness Rewards Program. If you or any other community member are interested in participating with the F&M group please sign up and pay here and look for team "F&M19." Your bib, shirt and water bottle will be collected with the group and distributed on campus before race day!



Cancer Awareness (Cancer 101) with ConnectCare 3: Tuesday, March 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Stager Room 112

Learn about cancer facts and figures, incidence, screening recommendations, risk reduction, and how ConnectCare3 can assist you or your covered dependent should you receive a cancer diagnosis.  This important presentation will also highlight ideas that individuals should think about if they are caring for a parent or family member that has received a diagnosis.



Free Osteoporosis Screenings: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 8:10am -11:30am, Steinman Center, Ben Franklin North.  (Snow date 2/27)

This screening, conducted by Lancaster General/Penn Medicine, is free, quick, confidential, and offered right here on campus. Osteoporosis screenings are recommended for woman over the age of 40.

Limited time slots available so please register.

Be Healthy for the Big Game!: Friday, February 1, 2019, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Booth Ferris.

Begin planning your Super Bowl party menu by joining the Wellness Committee for an interactive wellness presentation and food demonstration by GIANT Food Store’s Nutritionist. Join us to receive simple tips and healthier recipes that can be added to your game day party plan!



Mental Health: Let's Talk About It:  Friday, November 9, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Booth Ferris North

Presented by Cigna. Why is it so hard to talk to about mental health? In this seminar, we'll dispel some of the myths and misconceptions around mental health. We'll look at the obstacles that can stand in the way of getting treatment, and discuss how to overcome them. The seminar will also present the opportunity to:

  • Explore the history of mental health treatment

  • Learn how the stigma of mental illness can stand in the way of getting help

  • Discuss how to approach the topic with someone and how to offer support

  • Review types of services for mental health

  • Get tips on self-care to maintain good mental health

  • Know the benefits of your Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Learn how you can get support when you need it, and be a support for others.



Healthy Eating Seminar:  Wednesday, October 17th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Klehr Center for Jewish Life.

Learn the foundation of healthy eating in this group session led by a ConnectCare3 health coach.  Participants in the Healthy Eating session will have the first opportunity to register for personal nutrition sessions with health coaches.

1:1 Personal Healthy Eating Sessions With ConnectCare3 Coaches:  Wednesday, October 24th, 12:00pm , Harwood Commons.

Speak directly to a ConnectCare3 coach to review your healthy eating goals and develop an action plan to improve your nutrition.

Catapult On-site Check-Ups:

Full-time employees covered under the College's health plan are encouraged to schedule a physical during their workday.
Learn what is included in a Check-Up.  

Catapult on-campus dates:

  • Wednesday, October 31st, 6:30 am - 1:30 pm, Booth Ferris
  • Thursday, November 1, 6:30 am - 1:30 pm, Booth Ferris
  • Friday, November 2, 6:30 am - 1:30 pm, Booth Ferris



Flu Shot Clinics

All employees, dependents over age 18, and retirees with Franklin & Marshall's Highmark health insurance are encouraged to attend!  If you do not have F&M health insurance, Rite Aid can bill most insurance carriers.

  • Thursday, September 20th 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm, CSQ 1787
  • Friday, September 21st 7:30 am - 12:00 pm, CSQ 1787


 The Mindfulness Committee is hosting  FREE yoga classes for faculty, students, and staff. 

Mindful Yoga: Mondays starting September 10th from 12pm-1pm in the Student Wellness Center Community Rooms 1&2

Restorative Yoga: Tuesdays starting on September 11th from 1pm-2pm in the Student Wellness Center Community Rooms 1&2

Please bring a mat and water to the session!



Wellness Committee

Manning Smith, Chair

Human Resources

Monica Kosiorek,Co-Chair

Office of the Dean of the College

Tammy Pohle, Advisor

Human Resources

Cindy Wingenroth

Faculty Center

Kathy Babb


Kelly Bertani

Human Resources

Denise Chmielewski

College Library

Curtis Galbreath

Auxiliary Services

Kathy Hertzler

College Grants

Justin Herbert

College Advancement

Jill Graham

Office of the Provost

Lisa Metzger

Business Office

Ginny West

Theatre, Dance & Film

Bill Stark

Facilities & Operations

Deb Saporetti


Kelsey Voigt

Athletics & Recreation