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Campus News
Your faculty and staff news since 1965
June 21, 2004
Volume 39, Number 16

Staff Council elects officers
First Annual Appreciation Week to feature art, books

By Laurie Mellas Ramirez

UNM Staff Council elected its executive committee for 2004-05 at the May meeting in Hokona Hall. Steve Borbas, Facility Planning, will serve as president, and Sabra Basler, Transportation Information, president-elect. Other new officers include Carole Vollbrecht, Physical Plant, speaker; Mimi Swanson, Human Resources, treasurer; Ann Armendariz, College of Education, and Glen Effertz, Center for Telehealth, grade reps at large; and Wayne Knapp, Media Technology Services, and Tom Rolland, Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs, precinct at large reps.

HansonMary Hanson, CIRT, accepted the Jim Davis Award for Meritorious Service to the Council at a ceremony following the meeting. Hanson was instrumental in developing an e-mail communication tool for the council – the first staff group to contact constituents using listserv technology.

Also in May, the council hosted a Staff as Students Recognition Ceremony honoring 21 staff who recently earned degrees.

Elba Lydia Saavedra, N.M. Tumor Registry, and John Maurx, Anesthesiology, are honored at the UNM Staff as Students reception hosted by Staff Council at the SUB. The two recently earned Ph.D's. Photo by Greg Johnston.

The council announced plans for the First Annual Staff Appreciation Week July 19-24. Activities will include a staff art show and opening reception in Masley Gallery, free books in the SUB, super-sized July council meeting, an employee health event and a work-life balance brown bag. Stay tuned to the council’s eNews for updates.

For information, call Karin Retskin, 277-1532.