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Wellness Center

Welcome to the Wellness Center!

We are located in Gay Hall across from Health Services. The Wellness Center exists to support students in making healthy choices related to their health and wellness. We take a holistic approach to supporting students and offer programming throughout the school year related to physical health, mental health, sexual health and violence prevention.

Being a healthy college student means having the confidence and energy to live each day to its fullest. Maintaining a reasonable balance with health and wellness can be the key to success as a student and beyond. Good health and wellness is up to the individual, however sometimes we all need support and education to make the best choices for ourselves. The wellness center is here to do just that.

Our mission is to create a space that students feel safe and comfortable- able to explore meanings connected to health and wellness and discover the best process for the individual.

Wellness Center Office Hours

*Office hours may vary

Wellness Programs

Wellness Center Programming

Various resources available related to holistic health and wellness. Click here to see what types of programming will be offered throughout the year related to health and wellness.

Violence Prevention

Information related to sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. Provides education, awareness and bystander training programming with the goal of reducing instances of personal power based violence on campus. Connected with local resources for advocacy.

Morris Healthy Eating

Morris Healthy Eating is working to make fresh fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods more available and accessible on the University of Minnesota Morris campus, in Morris, and in Stevens County.

Peer Health Educators

A Student Organization at the Morris Campus—they have regular meetings in the Wellness Center and support students through awareness programming on the subject of health and wellness.

Bridgett Karels

  • Wellness Promotions Coordinator
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Bridgett Karels



Bridgett joined the Wellness Center in 2017 as the Wellness Promotion Coordinator. Bridgett is an alumnus of UMM and was actively involved in the Peer Health Educators during her time on campus. Bridgett has experience in health and wellness promotion as a UMM student, intern in a public health setting and as a social worker. She directly oversees the Wellness Center student workers, interns and health triad leaders. Please call or email if you have questions about programming or office hours.

Mary Jo Forbord

  • Healthy Eating Coordinator

Mary Jo Forbord


Jeanne Williamson

  • Senior Clinical Counselor
  • MSW, University of Minnesota
  • B.A., Concordia College

Jeanne Williamson



  • Days in Office: Mondays and Wednesdays

Jeanne oversees the Wellness Promotion Coordinator and Violence Prevention Program in her role as Senior Clinical Counselor.


Jeanne has been at UMM Student Counseling since 2014. Jeanne started working in the mental health field in 2006 and has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, intensive outpatient and outpatient settings as a social worker, therapist and supervisor. Jeanne believes in meeting students where they are at and that developing a connection with individuals is the cornerstone to work in the mental health field. Jeanne uses an eclectic approach to therapy which includes cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy and mindfulness. Jeanne also has experience in teaching mind/body skills including mindfulness and meditation and is a registered yoga teacher. She specializes in group work and leads a Depression/Anxiety psychotherapy group at UMM each semester.


The Wellness Center works in collaboration with the Career Center and faculty on campus to sponsor internships for credit. Internship can be created to fit the student’s interests or career aspirations. Students may also choose to intern voluntarily without class credit. If you are interested.