Copy                                                                    September 2016 Issue
Newsletter Highlights (see below for details):
  • A big thank you to all, for Back to School Supply Drive contributions!
  • UMW Excellent Eagle Employee - October!
  • Day of Action was a great success!
Upcoming Activities and Events
  • One Can Hope begins September 31st. Donation boxes will be arriving in your areas soon.
  • Arbor Day - October 4th -  Ball Circle 3-6pm
  • Flu Shots Available - October 7th - Campus Walk 10am-3pm
  • Employee Luncheon - October 18th - Chandler Ballroom 11:30am
Interested in Campus Recreation events and updates? Check out the Campus Recreation October Newsletter!
Do you have suggestions for activities you would like the SAC to sponsor?
Let us know! Suggestions for SAC Sponsored Activities


To check out the full SAC Meeting Minutes Click Here!
Rappahannock United Way - Day of Action 2016

On Friday, September 23rd, two teams from UMW participated in the Rappahannock United Way Day of Action to serve the Fredericksburg community. The Day of Action is a day where community members can participate in a myriad of community service projects to assist in a variety of ways to ease some of the troubles that plague our community. This year, about 300 participants from various companies and organizations in the surrounding area participated in the Rappahannock United Way Day of Action. Projects that were available included putting together meals, helping local schools and construction of an access ramp.

UMW served on two different projects: one team went to Rocky Run Elementary School to hang motivational posters and positive quotes along the walls; the second team worked with Hildrup to remove and then recreate a porch with an attached 30ft handicap accessible ramp. The team worked hard and came close to finishing what would normally be a 2-3 day project.

Thank you to the UMW employees who worked together to serve the community on this day: Christina Eggenberger, Colin Coleman, Sarah Carroll, Michelle Pickham, John Hughey, Caitlin McCabe, Noura Allen, David Fleming, Andrea Cordray, Evelyn Torres Molina, Ali Hieber, and Sue Lafayette.
Fall Employee Luncheon
Our annual Fall employee luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th at 11:30 in the University Center’s Chandler Ballroom.  Join your co-workers and friends for lunch, fun, and fellowship.  Charles Coleman and Larry Atkins award winners will be announced.  Everyone will have a chance to win prizes.  Bring your EagleOne ID card to enter the luncheon and be entered to win a gift card.
Congratulations to Tommy Pack, SAC's Excellent Eagle Employee for October 2016!
In nominating Tommy, his champion, Marie McAllister, wrote:

“Tommy is the brain behind the Help Desk. Whenever I call x2255, he has the answer for how to get things working right. Whether I talk to the student aides or him, and whether the issue is e-mail, classroom technology, a software update, or anything else, Tommy can tell me how to fix it. He's always patient and friendly. Even better, he's a natural teacher: someone who doesn't just fix things but also teaches me how to fix things for myself next time around!"
Thank you for being there for your customers!

Nominate a colleague for being an Excellent Eagle!

If you would like to nominate someone for the Excellent Eagle Employee award, send an email to with Excellent Eagle Employee in the Subject Line. Be sure to provide the person’s name, department, and work location with the most convenient parking lot, and the reason they should be recognized.
SAC Meeting Guest Speakers

Upcoming Guest Speaker: October 2016
Dr. Anand Rao

Where: Gates Hudson, Room 114 - Stafford Campus
When: Thursday, October 15th 1:00-3:00pm

Anand Rao, current chair of the University Faculty Council (UFC), will discuss the new university faculty governance at the university, and will outline some of the issues that the UFC is working on this year. Anand is a professor of communication and directs the Speaking Intensive Program and the Speaking Center.

Past Guest Speaker: September 2016
Safe Zone Training

Thank you to Dr. Wanda Wallace and Dean Cedric Rucker who presented and provided Safe Zone Training to the Staff Advisory Council.

Safe Zone training is designed to educate members of the University community about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues to create a network of allies who, together with members of the LGBTQ community, work to create a community of safety and full inclusion for all its members. Look for the rainbow eagle stickers to help identify safe zones and allies on campus!                       


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