It is our vision to create a new, mission-focused, innovative wellness space to provide opportunities to live wholly, explore concepts of wellness intentionally, learn deeply about the extraordinary beings God created, and purposefully engage the campus, local and global community together in living healthful lives connecting body, mind and spirit, extending the healing ministry of Christ.
For information about amenities, memberships, services and more, please check out the tabs at the top of this page. In the next few months, more information will be made available on this website, so please stay connected and check in regularly to learn more!
We look forward to meeting you in person in this new beautiful Center for Wellness!
With warm wellness regards,
Director, University Wellness
Executive Director, Andreasen Center for Wellness
In October 2011 the President’s Council presented a proposal to the Andrews University Board of Trustees that a new wellness center be viewed as an opportunity. A vote was taken for Andrews to proceed to build a case for the project.
Almost two years later, in June 2013, updates were presented to the board, including feedback and recommendations resulting from donor visits, a report on the work and scope of the project committee, and preliminary architectural drawings. The board voted to accept the recommendation from the President’s Council for a facility with a total cost of approximately $17–$18 million, located west of the Howard Performing Arts Center.
At the October 2013 board meeting, President Andreasen presented a statement about Andrews University’s wellness vision, mission and goals. The purpose of wellness is to connect people to their Creator. There are four parts: (1) intentionality, including hiring a wellness director and constructing a building that reflects intentional activity, (2) accessibility, all should have an opportunity to be well, maximize the number of people who participate in the culture of wellness, (3) integration, wholeness and wellness as a part of life, includes the idea of a dining services focused on wellness, not money (4) motivation, we want to measure how many parts of campus are engaging in the culture of wellness. The goal is to make Andrews University a transformative place where wellness is a part of the culture and a part of the campus’s life.
In July 2015, Dominique Gummelt was hired as the director of University Wellness, reporting directly to the president. Fundraising efforts continued and plans were set into motion for the public phase of the campaign.
Over the past five years, various options have been presented for occupancy and facilities. The center will offer a myriad of fitness activities, including aquatics, recreation and classes. Members will benefit from assessment, training, treatment and education. Fitness & Exercise Studies faculty and the director of University Wellness will also be located in the new center.
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By making a gift to the Andreasen Center for Wellness you are helping provide new spaces designed for health education, recreation and fitness for students, faculty, staff and community members. There are several investment opportunities that provide donors with naming opportunities, however, your gift of any amount will contribute to the wellbeing of our students and broader campus community.
Your tax-deductible donations can be made as one-time gifts or through several donations over time. We accept all major credit cards and employees of Andrews University can make donations through payroll deductions. There might even be additional tax benefits available by donating appreciated securities, including stocks, bonds and mutual funds. (Please contact the Office of Development at 269- 471-3124 if you have questions about donating securities.)
Online giving provides a quick and easy way to donate to the Andreasen Center for Wellness using your credit card. It’s even easier if you sign in using your Andrews ID. If you don’t have an Andrews ID, or you don’t remember it, you can still give a gift online today.
If you prefer to make your gift by sending in a check (please do not send cash through the mail) be sure to make it payable to Andrews University and write Andreasen Center for Wellness in the memo line. The mailing address for sending checks can be found at the bottom of the right column of this page.
Thank you in advance for your gift to the Center for Wellness and your support of Andrews University.
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Office of Development
8903 US Hwy 31
Berrien Springs MI 49104-0660