Walk Challenge winners announced

UW-Milwaukee’s Department of Human Resources’ Wellness Team has announced the winners of the Spring Walk Challenge 2018.

University faculty and staff members participated as individuals and as teams of up to three people to improve physical, mental and social well-being. Participants tracked the number of steps they took from April 9 through May 6.

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Chancellor Mark Mone presented the first-place trophy to the winner of the walk challenge’s individual category, Harry Schubert.

Harry Schubert, a custodian in the School of Education, won first place in the individual category, having taken 628,300 steps.

Paul Fischer, the Jerry Leer Professor of Accounting in the Lubar School of Business, took second place in the individual category, having taken 589,940 steps.

The School of Education’s Pep Steppers won first place in the team category, having taken a collective 1,608,152 steps. Team members included Nicole Beier, associate researcher and assessment coordinator in the Office of Charter Schools; Simone Conceição, chair of the Department of Administrative Leadership and professor of adult, continuing and higher education administration; and Jacquelyn Nguyen, associate professor of learning and development in the Department of Educational Psychology.

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The winners in the team category of the walk challenge included Nicole Beier (from left), Simone Conceição and Jacquelyn Nguyen.

University Safety and Assurances’ Rat Pack took second place in the team category with 1,332,268 steps.

The College of Health Sciences’ TeamFitCHStook third place in the team category with 1,265,695 steps.

The UWM Wellness Team plans to offer another walk challenge in fall 2018. Additional details will be available in September.

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