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Spring 2011 Spartan Steps Honorees

Spring 2011 saw 95 participants in Spartan Steps walking a total of 50,619,277 total steps. This tallies to 25,158 miles.

Deborah Tollefson (Financial Aid) was one. This was the third time she has participated, and she made it to the 10,000 step mark, earning her a gold-stamped certificate. “This time I kicked it up,” she told Campus Weekly. “You have to change your lifestyle” to get to that level of steps in 100 days, she said. “I started jogging.”

Dr. Penelope Pynes (International Programs) picked up on the theme of lifestyle change. “I now bike ride due to this.”

Toby Hedgepeth (HRS) is one of the members of the Wellness Committee that oversees Spartan Steps. She was helping distribute certificates at the June 12 recognition event. “Spartan Steps is a creative opportunity to put wellness into your routine,” she explained. “It’s not always easy to fit it in.  [Spartan Steps] is right at your fingers – or your feet!”

Of the 95 who participated, 60 were returning from the Fall 2010 challenge, and 35 were new participants, according to Sean Farrell (HRS).

The department with the highest average number of steps walked this period is Mathematics and Statistics.

Twenty participants walked a million steps or more, making them members of the Million Steps Club. Eleven of them are new to the club.

Million Steps Club for Spring 2011:

Craig Pickett
Rebecca Lockhart
Marcia Payne Wooten
Allen Rogers
Konnie Hauser
Alfonso Varona
Deborah Tollefson
Kenny Crane
Robette Edwards
Sheryl Williamson
Jan Rychtar
Roy Schwartzman
Shannon Byers
Annette Cline
Debra Ackerman
Diane Hawes
Janet Hendley
Deborah Merritt
Kay Cowen
Ray Purdom

32 participants walked more steps this challenge period than the last:

Roberta McDevitt
Carmen Sotomayor
Funda Mills
Sarah Shearer
Lara Lange
Katherine Watford
Robette Edwards
Laura Young
Rebecca Lockhart
Debora Sharpe
Sheryl Williamson
Donna Sexton
Janet Hendley
Lloyd Douglas
Deborah Tollefson
Jennifer Hamilton
Penelope Pynes
Debra Slade
Geoff Bailey
Yvonne Poffenbaugh
Shannon Byers
Debra Ackerman
Diane Hawes
Deborah Merritt
Konnie Hauser
Allen Rogers
Annette Cline
Gretchen Pugh
Cathy Rogers
Setenna Tanksley
Roy Schwartzman
Carol-Ann Resch

Look for the next Spartan Steps challenge in the fall.

By Mike Harris and Sean Farrell