What is WHAM?

WHAM stands for Wellness and Health At Macalester.

The mission of the WHAM Committee is to foster a working and learning environment which promotes healthy lifestyle choices by increasing awareness, providing educational opportunities, and supporting lifestyle changes. Healthier lifestyles among faculty and staff will in turn create happier, more productive individuals who benefit themselves, Macalester, and the greater community.

So who is involved in WHAM?

The WHAM Committee is composed of faculty and staff who are interested in promoting health and wellness at Macalester.

  • Length of Term: 3 years
  • Contact: Jason Dempster at jdempste@macalester.edu or Kelly Fang at kfang@macalester.edu
  • Members: 5 appointed staff (1 from each division), 2 faculty and 4 members whose role involves health & well-being.
  • Current Members: Stephanie Alden, Jason Dempster, Kelly Fang, Kyllian Griffin, Jen Jacobsen, Ariel James, Susan Fox, Steve Murray, Ian Robinson, Sarah Schmidt, Deanna Seppanen and Dylan Walker
  • WHAM Bylaws (PDF)

How does WHAM promote health and wellness?

WHAM sponsors a variety of programming including classes, workshops, and other events or activities. The committee also provides health and wellness resource information and materials for the Macalester community. The majority of our programming is offered on the basis of the surveyed interests and needs of Macalester staff and faculty.

How can I participate in WHAM?

We are always happy to have involvement from anyone at Macalester who is interested in in health and wellness. We welcome your ideas and suggestions.