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Published August 26, 2010, 06:15 PM

Boyd Receives Healthy UND Champion Award

The University of North Dakota vice president of student affairs Dr. Robert Boyd received an award at the Healthy UND luncheon today.

By: Brady Mallory, WDAZ

The University of North Dakota vice president of student affairs Dr. Robert Boyd received an award at the Healthy UND luncheon today.

He is the first recipient of the Healthy UND Champion Award which happens to bear his name.

The award is named after him for his work in promoting health and wellness on campus.

This includes efforts in a campus-wide smoking ban and the force in creating the UND wellness center.

Speakers at the luncheon noted how UND has become a national leader in its approach to addressing health and wellness.

Officials say healthy living is a combined effort.

"It's not just individuals, it's really the whole community coming together to support health and wellness initiatives which will hopefully impact positively students," said Michael Little, the Healthy UND Coalition Student Co-Chair.

The Healthy UND coalition was started in April of 2000. Officials at the event say they are working on an initiative for the next ten years.

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