July 23, 2024

Fall Luncheon Brings UMW Staff Together

Photos by UMW Human Resources staff

University of Mary Washington staff came together for the annual fall employee luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 15 to hear campus updates.

“Every one of you is an ambassador for this institution. Think about that as you go about your daily lives,” said President Richard V. Hurley, who also discussed admissions and branding efforts, the student center, a nursing completion program, and his day-to-day activities.

Provost Jonathan Levin, who joined the university in June, introduced himself and shared his vision for the university.

“We need to reaffirm our roots,” he said, “while on the other hand look forward, innovating and preparing our students for the global and technological environment of the 21st century.”

Throughout the event, a number of people won prizes ranging from $50 to one month of free lunches at Seacobeck to a new iPad Mini.

Anna Billingsley, associate vice president for University Relations, Melina Downs, media manager, and Shelley Keith, director of digital communications, gave a presentation on EagleVision, UMW’s new digital signage system, and the capital improvements website.

Mark Mermelstein, director of campus recreation and the fitness center, spoke about campus recreation classes and fitness center offerings.

Les Johnson, acting president of the Staff Advisory Council and capital outlay projects manager for facilities services, updated the crowd on the upcoming council elections. Nominations are now open and will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 28. Voting will begin Tuesday, Nov. 5.

The Staff Advisory Council also presented the winner of the UMW Spirit video contest. Here is the winning video: