Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 19

Near-record participation highlights close of 2013 SECC


  Almost a quarter of all UTMB employees supported the 2013 State Employee Charitable Campaign, which raised  $467,228 to benefit charities and causes in the region and across the nation and globe. More than 23 percent of employees participated. SECC chairperson and Dean of Nursing Pam Watson led the effort, coming tantalizingly close to the …

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Dec 16

Field House drawing winners, and more numbers

The drawing was held Friday afternoon for the two family memberships to the Alumni Field House. The winners were Patricia Trimingham, a manager for Talent Acquisition and Analytics in Human Resources, and Dr. David Konkel, science writer & editor in the Institute for Translational Science. We hope they’ll use the memberships in good health; congratulations …

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Dec 09

The Sun has Set on the Lucky 13 SECC Campaign

Yes, fellow UTMB employees, the 2013 SECC Campaign is over except for the “counting.”  Almost twenty five percent of you stepped forth to contribute to the campaign to help those who depend on UTMB employee generosity. Once again you showed that UTMB cares greatly about the needy. You all made me proud to be your …

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Dec 08

Dim the lights, down with the curtain…

SECC 2013

Another SECC campaign has come and gone. It was a good one. Our chair was incredible, she worked hard. The volunteers were great. We may have set a new record for participation. It looks like we may come up a few dollars short of our half-million goal (there won’t be a final figure until the …

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Dec 07

There is still time…

Well Fellow UTMB Employees, there are still hours left in which you can make your pledge to UTMB SECC. Many of us are on duty today and so we are already up and running! If you have already made your pledge…Thank you so much. If you still haven’t gotten around to it..this is your time. …

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Dec 06

Bottom of the ninth inning and Tiny Tim’s up to bat…

It’s the last weekday of the 2013 campaign. We are just about at $450,000, $50K from our goal. Today will need to be a remarkably good day if we hope to hit the half-million-dollar target. Our participation has been great. There are a ton of 100% areas, and they deserve to be highlighted.  To everyone that has so …

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Dec 04

Long way to go and a short time to get there

The end is in sight. The campaign wraps up on Dec. 7, and we’re just about $75,000 short of our goal. True, the last days usually see some pretty strong participation; people are busy and most of us are deadline driven. Yes, we have a great track record of meeting our goal, and Dean Watson has been working as hard …

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Dec 03

Where the rubber meets the road

Jessica Tedford

It’s easy sometimes to fixate on the dollars and percentages and forget that, at the end of the day, those dollars translate to constructive action and to doing good things. This morning our SECC chair was at the Council of Deans, and the president of the Student Government Association, medical student Jessica Tedford, spoke about student volunteerism. She …

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Dec 02

We hear it works with horseshoes


Drew you in with the upside down banner? Here’s the logic: We all know this year’s theme is “Lucky 13.” The dollars have been SLOW in coming this first day of the last week of the campaign, a little like Karo syrup on a cold morning, headed for a pecan pie (that many of us …

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Dec 02

The Monday after Thanksgiving and five days left in the SECC Campaign

The last time I posted a message I was preparing for Thanksgiving and now I am back on deck in the final week of SECC!  I am touched by the number of UTMB employees who contributed to SECC over the Thanksgiving holidays. What a community of extraordinary employees. Many of you must have  reflected on …

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