Gary Gorman, a painter in Rollins’ facilities management department, received the 2019 Rollins Wellbeing Champion Award at the Annual Staff Awards Celebration on Friday, May 24.
The annual award recognizes a Rollins faculty or staff member for being a role model in the area of wellbeing and for serving as an ambassador of the Rollins Wellbeing Committee’s mission to create and promote a healthy campus community.
In April, the 69 year old represented the U.S. in the aquathlon—a continuous two-stage race that includes a 5-kilometer run and a 1-kilometer swim—at the 2019 ITU Multisport World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. He qualified for the international event after finishing first in his age group at USA Triathlon’s 2018 Aquathlon National Championships in Miami last November.
Gorman is a fitness advocate and a longtime member of the Rollins Wellbeing Committee. Most weekdays, you can find Gorman leading by example, swimming lap after lap in the Alfond Swimming Pool during his lunch break.
“He is truly invested in people’s wellbeing on a day-to-day basis,” one commenter said of Gorman, “and he is one of the reasons why I quickly felt at home with Rollins.”
In recognition of his service to Rollins, Gorman received a trophy and $150 from the Rollins Wellbeing Committee.