Anne Mitchell

IU employees walking outside

Anne Mitchell, pictured front right, walks at the Healthy IU Sleep Walk.

Wellness Wisdom

Anne Mitchell, Coordinator of Nursing Student Services, IU Northwest

Anne Mitchell began working at IU Northwest in 1996. Now, 25 years later, she continues to be a source of compassion and wisdom at the university. As a Student Services Coordinator in the School of Nursing, Anne guides future nurses from all walks of life through the school enrollment process. Anne has also been a part of the IU Northwest Wellness Team for 22 years, helping provide wellness programs and resources to the campus community.

Throughout the years, the Wellness Team has touched on many dimensions of wellness with their creative programming. Some highlights include:

  • Intercollege challenges between IU Northwest and Purdue University Northwest such as runs, walks, and blood drives
  • Taste of Soup and Saladbration events where the campus community can sample different styles of healthy and delicious foods
  • Mini-golf and three-legged race events to boost fun and camaraderie
  • A texting and driving simulation to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving
  • Suicide Prevention programming, such as SafeTALK and QPR (for several years, Anne was a certified SafeTALK, QPR, and Mental Health First Aid instructor and member of the Northwest Indiana Suicide Prevention Council)
  • Participating in the IU Northwest Health Fair and disseminating information about IU’s Employee Assistance Program
  • Participating in Healthy IU challenges, such as the Sleep Walk and Climb IU

Everyone has their own way of doing things — it’s all about being yourself and feeling your best.