University of Vermont

Division of Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week 2017

September 11-15

Each fall our University community sets aside a week to celebrate staff for their dedication and commitment, expressing gratitude in meaningful ways to all staff while recognizing the longest-serving individuals among us.

The Staff Appreciation Week festivities include:

staff picnicThe Social on the Green will be on Monday, September 11th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on the Bailey Howe/Davis Green between the Davis Center and the Bailey Howe Library. All UVM staff are invited and encouraged to attend this fabulous event hosted by President Tom Sullivan. Join your colleagues for a traditional barbecue menu with hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and chicken. Enjoy music, great conversation, raffle prizes, and more!


The 7th annual Staff Art Exhibit Reception Celebrate Staff! Celebrate Art!, will be held on Thursday, September 14th from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Davis Center's Livak Fireplace Lounge and Gallery. The art show, running September 5-29, will showcase the varied artistic talents of the UVM staff community. Meet several of the contributing artists and enjoy light refreshments. More information is available on the Staff Council's Art Exhibit page.

The 10- and 15-Year Luncheon, on Wednesday, September 13th, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Silver Maple Ballroom of the Dudley H. Davis Center, will honor those staff who are in either their tenth or fifteenth year of service to the University. This meal, hosted by Vice President Wanda Heading-Grant and Vice President Tom Gustafson, is by invitation only and an RSVP is required.

The 51st Annual Staff Recognition Dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 14th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, from 5:30-8:30 pm. This dinner, sponsored by the Office of the VP for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, honors staff celebrating a milestone year. With a view toward highlighting the distinctive nature of this special occasion, staff who are being honored for 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 40+ years of service will be invited to this dinner in recognition of their service. The evening gathering will be hosted by President Tom Sullivan, Leslie Black Sullivan, and Vice President Wanda Heading-Grant. Attendance is by invitation only and an RSVP is required.

How are Staff Recognized?

In addition to milestone gifts, staff are recognized in a variety of unique ways depending on the department they work in. To see what other departments are doing, visit the Staff Recognition page.

View photos from previous year's celebrations here.

Questions about Staff Appreciation Week? e-Mail

This year's Staff Appreciation Committee:

Jodi Barrows, Physical Plant
Gerald Coleman, Custodial Services
Michele Guyette, Physical Plant
Yolanda Jordan, HR Services and Affirmative Action
Rafae Khan, HR Services and Affirmative Action
Karen Lemire, Physical Plant
Briana Martin, Center for Academic Success
Meryl St. John, Staff Council Office
Karmen Swim, College of Medicine Finance and HR
Catherine Symans, Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President
Marie Waterworth, Diversity, Engagement, and Professional Development

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