June 3, 2023

Staff Advisory Council News

Congratulations, Tommy Pack! Tommy is our Excellent Eagle Employee award winner for the month of October.  Below is what Marie McAllister said about him.

“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!”

Congratulations Tommy!

To nominate your co-workers, supervisor or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award, simply send an email to eenominations@umw.edu 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’s annual One Can Hope food drive begins Friday, Sept. 30.  SAC will collect non-perishable food through Friday, Dec. 16.   Donations will benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. Donation collection boxes will be arriving in your office areas soon. If you’re interested in having a box in your area please contact SAC Activities.


Join the Office of Sustainability and President Paino in recognizing UMW as an Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus USA® campus. The celebration takes place Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. in Ball Circle and includes a waste-reduced cookout. Plates and cups will not be provided. Remember to bring your own reusable water bottle.


It’s that time of year again, and the University Health Center is hosting a free flu shot clinic Friday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. While there isn’t a nationwide shortage of vaccine this year, UMW has a limited number of vaccinations available. Flu shots will be available for students, faculty and staff free of charge on a first come first served basis. If you have questions about the flu shot clinic, please contact the University Health Center at extension 1040.


Our annual Fall employee luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18 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.


Your input and suggestions are important to us! Share your thoughts and ideas with S.A.C. by completing the suggestions form on our website. Let us know what’s on your mind. What can we do to help make UMW a great place to work?

UPCOMING MEETING S.A.C.’s next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Stafford campus at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to any member of the UMW community who’d like to attend.  Dr. Anand Rao will be our guest speaker.  Dr Rao is director of the Speaking Intensive Program and Chairman of the University Faculty Council.