DELAWARE COUNTY

Widener praised for work environment

CHESTER Widener University recently was named one of the most physiologically healthy places to work in the state.

The Pennsylvania Psychological Association presented the university with the Physiologically Healthy Workplace Award in June. The school was given positive ratings for employee involvement, work-life balance, employee growth and development, employee recognition, and health and safety.

"However, I feel it was the energy and enthusiasm of Widener employees that really made the difference," said David Mulligan, chairman of the association's Business and Psychology Partnership Committee.

The school offers employees free access to a full-service gymnasium and recreational activities, flexible work schedules, and personal development activities that include free tuition. Employees are also encouraged to become involved in community service activities.

"This award is particularly gratifying because Widener strives to be an employer of first choice," said president James T. Harris III. - Mari A. Schaefer