January 4, 2022

AdventHealth Works with College Students to Create Wellness Journal

Union College students work on Your Wellness Journal ahead of New Year’s resolutions.

By Annika Cambigue, Union College, and Adventist Review

AdventHealth’s CREATION Life program has joined forces with Union College to create a wellness journal for teens and young adults. Students in the fall 2020 editing class were responsible for the concept, writing assignments, line editing, and writing of extra content. The journal contains pieces written by students at Adventist colleges across the U.S.

Your Wellness Journal guides readers through each topic in the CREATION acronym — Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust in God, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook, and Nutrition — and encourages them to apply the concepts to their own lives. “The journal is intended for high school and college students,” Hannah Drewieck, a senior business administration and communication major and the project’s managing editor, said. “It’s meant to encourage overall health and be a resource they can relate to.”

“It was a huge project, and our students did an excellent job,” Lori Peckham, Union College assistant professor of communication, said. “They delivered what AdventHealth wanted, and now they have a great portfolio piece they can be proud of.” 

“Working on Your Wellness Journal was my number-one favorite thing I've done so far in college," Drewieck said. She said she has been quick to mention the project in her resume and during job interviews.

Union sophomore Alexia Rains was one of the first to get a copy of Your Wellness Journal. She said, "I never keep up with journals, but this book really kept me engaged and focused on the content. I appreciate the interactive sections, especially those about choices, activity, and procrastination. They helped me understand that other college students struggle with the same things I do.”

About the Journal’s Partners

AdventHealth is a health-care system that operates under the mission of “Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.” It employs more than 80,000 caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and hospice centers. AdventHealth has nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states in the U.S.

Founded in 1891 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Union College has a campus located in Lincoln, Nebraska. With a focus on undergraduate studies, Union offers a traditional liberal arts education combined with practical experiences such as internships, academic and career counseling, study abroad, and volunteer opportunities.