Kayla Dillon, Carmen Saulsberry and Kara Tapp

UT Martin Somerville Center to host Healthy Hawks events

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Somerville Center is partnering with the Fayette County Health Department to host several health-related events this semester. The events will focus on walking, water consumption and tobacco cessation as part of UT Martin’s “Healthy Hawks” initiative.

“Healthy Hawks is important to our students and our community,” said Kara Tapp, center director. “We have to start somewhere, and this is the first step to showing how easy it can be to live a better, healthy life with just a few changes.”

Tapp and Kayla Dillon, the center’s program resource specialist, met with Carmen Saulsberry, public health educator for the Fayette County Health Department, on Sept. 20 to plan the fall events. The center and health department co-hosted a “Healthy Hawks Walk” on Oct. 2 and will host another at 11 a.m., Nov. 27, on the walking trail behind the center.

The health department will represent Healthy Hawks at the UT Martin Somerville Center fall bash and open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 26, located in the center’s parking and playground areas.

The health department will also present health information to students every third Thursday of the month throughout the semester.

For more information, contact Tapp at 731-456-7313 or ktapp1@utm.edu.


PHOTO ID: (l-r) Kayla Dillon, program resource specialist for the UT Martin Somerville Center; Carmen Saulsberry, public health educator for the Fayette County Health Department; and Kara Tapp, center director, met Sept. 20 to discuss the semester’s “Healthy Hawks” initiative.

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