Living a mission

December 19, 2011 —

DMU Wellness Case StudyAs an institution that emphasizes high-quality health care education, health care services, preventive medicine and healthy lifestyles, Des Moines University demonstrates its values with its platinum-ranked wellness program.

Did you know that DMU is the only college or university to achieve Platinum Well Workplace Certification in the United States? That’s a pretty impressive feat.

DMU president Angela Walker believes, “Our wellness program enhances not only quality of life for our employees but also for family members, friends and the patients we serve.”

Our Wellness Center and its staff are just another one of DMU’s impressive attributes.


With a deep love for her hometown, Nicole Branstad is pro-Des Moines and is constantly touting its many events and attractions. When she isn’t out exploring the city she likes to spend time with her husband Marcus and their son Everett. She enjoys hosting lavish dinner parties, collecting wine and buying fresh flowers at the downtown farmer’s market. Nicole works in the marketing & communications department as the online marketing-enrollment coordinator.