September 24, 2023

SAC News

March Excellent Eagle Employee: Congratulations to Tiffany Oldfield, J.D., Title IX Investigator, Diversity and Inclusion for being selected as the Excellent Eagle for March!  As one of her co-workers explains:  “Tiffany from the very beginning has been a valuable colleague. She stepped up right away reviewing our policy and procedures here in Title IX. She understands her role and continues to be asset, not only to our team but to the University. Now that the University has lost two key individuals in our department, she has agreed to take over the Title IX role once an investigator has been hired. But in the meantime she is doing so much of the work to keep us on task, in compliance, moving us in new directions, preparing copious amounts of material for another office (not affiliated with the University), etc. Her organizational skills, knowledge about law/policy and support has not gone unnoticed. I am not sure where we would be without her.”  Great job, Tiffany!  It’s easy to nominate your co-workers, supervisor or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award. Just complete the Excellent Eagle Employee nomination form on our website. Take some time to nominate someone today. Winners get reserved parking on campus for the month.

Meet the Author of Hidden FiguresMargot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures, will deliver a lecture and sign books at Dodd Auditorium this Saturday, March 4, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. This is a free event. Books are available to purchase in the University bookstore and also will be available at the event.  For more information about purchasing copies of Hidden Figures, contact Margaret Mock in the UMW Bookstore at 540-654-1017 or email

Procurement Supplier Expo: March is National Procurement Month. Procurement is hosting its second annual Supplier Expo on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Center Chandler Ballroom. Come out and meet some of UMW’s contracted vendors and local vendors and see what they can offer you and your area.

Chili Cook Off (and Cornbread Bake-Off): Support your colleagues and vote for your favorite chili and cornbread on Thursday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chandler Ballroom! Would you like to enter the contest? Visit to submit your name and contact information.

University Closed March 10: Remember that UMW will be closed on Friday, March 10, for Spring Break.

UMW to Hold 24-Hour Giving Day: UMW will hold its first Giving Day on Tuesday, March 14, a significant day in the University’s history as it marks 109 years since its founding in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women. During Mary Wash Giving Day on March 14, donors can make gifts at from midnight through 11:59 p.m. Gifts received during this time will celebrate the UMW spirit of giving back and help fill the gap, since funding from the commonwealth of Virginia accounts for just 25% of the University’s operating budget.

March SAC Meeting: The guest speaker for our next meeting on March 16 will be Joni Wilson, Director of Landscaping & Grounds.  You do not have to be a member of the S.A.C. to attend – all are welcome!

#1 F.A.N. (Fantastic Action Noticed) In addition to the Excellent Eagle program, you can also recognize a colleague using HR’s #1 F.A.N. program. Did you experience exceptional customer service or awesome collaboration? If so, nominate the person or people involved in that experience. Complete the #1 F.A.N. form on the HR website, and your colleague will be able to choose a UMW spirit item as a token of appreciation.

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @UMW_S.A.C.!