Well Dukes Podcast receives 2022 Compass Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Well Dukes Podcast

Written by Lauren Shutt

UREC is pleased to announce that the Well Dukes Podcast, put on by UREC’s Health Promotion team, has received the 2022 Compass Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Visionary category. This award has four nomination categories: visionary, leader, advocate and catalyst and is given to any staff, faculty, department, group, organization or community partner that has made an impact at JMU. Those who are awarded within the visionary category are described as forward thinking, innovative, and have created new programming or progressive initiatives.Students recording the Well Dukes Podcast

In 2020, Jordan McCann, the Assistant Director for Sexual and Relationship Health at UREC, created the Well Dukes Podcast. Since its inception the podcast has collaborated with numerous organizations and guests to include SOGIE, the Counseling Center, the University Health Center, Shades of Pride and a variety of students who have a passion for wellness topics.

In addition to the numerous collaborators, over the span of two seasons and 43 episodes, the podcast has tackled a broad range of topics. In addressing these topics, McCann wants people to realize that, “Health and wellness is not just the absence of disease. There are so many factors that can influence a person’s own, individual wellness. Early adulthood is such an integral time period for someone to learn how to make decisions, have autonomy and advocate for themselves.” In bringing awareness to topics such as Trans Day of Remembrance, Demystifying STIs, Green Dot Bystander Intervention, Toxic Positivity and Gym-timidation, the podcast has done just that.

Be sure to check out the award winning Well Dukes Podcast wherever you get your podcasts.

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Published: Friday, March 25, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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