July 12, 2024



Congratulations to Kate Wheeler, SAC’s Excellent Eagle Employee for the month of July.  Kate was nominated by Mary Beth Conrad.  Here’s what Mary Beth had to say about Kate.

Kate is the Director of Advancement Services and in that role she is the key person responsible for all donations received by the University.  Kate is an amazing wealth of knowledge and is always willing to share that knowledge and experience with newer employees, such as myself.  Kate is the “go to “ person for anyone in University Advancement, Athletics, Theatre, etc. when it comes to assisting staff and donors with donations.

Donations is a very complicated job and requires skill, experience and knowledge to get it done.  Kate has it all!  She is a “cross your t’s and dot your “i’s” kind of person, and when it comes to donations that is an excellent skill to have.  It takes a team to get donations to the bank, starting with the mail all the way through entering the donations in the system.  Kate can do it all!

Don’t forget to nominate your co-workers, supervisor, or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award.  To recognize someone for excellent work 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.

UMW’s SAC is coordinating with a local school again this year to provide needed school supplies.  Collection boxes will be available soon!  Get ready!


The UMW Center for Honor, Leadership and Service is spearheading the effort to get together a UMW team for the Rappahannock United Way Day of Action, Friday, Sept. 23.

Sign up to be part of an amazing one-day volunteer event that will change our community! Hundreds of volunteers from local businesses will come together to take on projects around the Fredericksburg Region. Volunteers will be matched with nonprofit organizations throughout the community to help complete vital projects.

Don’t forget – you may be able to use part of your 16 hours of Community Service leave to participate in this event! For more information about the Day of Action, go to the Rappahannock United Way Day of Action website.

Click HERE to register to be part of the UMW team for the Day of Action. The deadline to register to be a Day of Action volunteer is Aug. 10. For more information, contact Christina Eggenberger at the Center for Honor, Leadership and Service.


Look for information about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes.  HR will be hosting open sessions to discuss the changes and answer your questions.


SAC’s next meeting is Thursday, July 21 at the Stafford campus.  Paul Messplay, Executive Director of Budget and Financial Analysis will present the 2016-17 operating budget, discuss new fiscal year project and changes, and field questions.  Meetings are open to any UMW faculty or staff member who’d like to attend.  For more information visit http://sac.umwblogs.org/

Click here to submit ideas, comments, questions, suggestions, or issues you’d like SAC to address.  If you wish to remain anonymous, please put “Anonymous” for the name and leave out the email address.