Year’s last staff meeting offers relaxation, socializing

Year’s last staff meeting offers relaxation, socializing

Nancy Gadachy, program assistant II, Student Health Center, enjoys a bingo game along wither her table mates Karen Brown, assistant dean, Finance and Administration, College of Education, and Vicki Schober, physician and medical director, Student Health Center. (Photo: Ron Fitz, University Advancement)

Other than a couple of announcements, the Dec. 7 Staff Council/PESA luncheon was just for fun. UCCS classified and professional exempt staff enjoyed conversation, laughter and lively bingo games followed by musical entertainment.

“Don’t eat the bingo markers!” has become almost as familiar a seasonal expression as “Happy holidays!” for UCCS staff. Bingo at the year-end staff luncheon has become something of a tradition, with colorful M&M’s candies for markers. Just in case someone in the group isn’t aware of this, staff executives make it a point to declare the candy off-limits, at least until game play begins.

Mark Hoffman, associate director, Client Services, Financial Aid/Student Employment, enjoys participating as a member of the Velcro Barbershop Quartet. He brought his group to campus to entertain staff with a repertoire of holiday songs, traditional barbershop harmonies, and a 1960s a cappella rock ’n’ roll.