November 23, 2014  

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Gulf Park Campus Named Fit-Friendly

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Dr. Frances Lucas, right, vice president for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, accepts the campus’s Fit-Friendly designation from Jessica Breazeale, heart walk director with the American Heart Association. For receiving designation in the Fit-Friendly Worksite Recognition Program, the American Heart Association recognized the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach as an employer who champions the health of their employees by creating physical activity programs within the workplace. These programs and facilities, which are provided to both students and employees at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, include a fitness center, marked walking trail on campus, and a yoga class, among a variety of other programs. Presented on National Walking Day and during Public Health Week, the recognition presentation was followed by a one-mile walk around campus. (Southern Miss University Communications photo by Charmaine Schmermund)