SECC 2014

  • The good witches of the School of Nursing

    SON Good Witches
    These Good Witches support SECC.

    In Oz, Glinda was the Good Witch of the North, always showing up at the right time to work some wonder. Here at UTMB, our good witches this Halloween were  the School of Nursing’s Erika Aguilar, Jennifer Anderson, Brandy Mcclanahan and Jennifer Potrykus, with their broomsticks at the ready in this photo with SON Dean Dr. Pam Watson. The SON held a costume contest today, with all contest entry fees being donated to the charitable campaign.

    Dr. Watson chaired the campaign last year, worked hard, and did a fantastic job. Her colleague at the School of Health Professions, Dean Elizabeth Protas, chaired another successful campaign in 2010. Together they understand the importance of the support UTMB provides to those in need.  So it’s no surprise  that their two offices are among the first to hit 100 percent participation. Thanks and congratulations!

     Read about our 100 MBs for 100 Percent incentive.

  • Fitbit fights the Stuffed Turkey Syndrome

    Turkey, roasted or Cajun fried; cornbread and oyster stuffing; green bean casserole, sweet potato, corn and other fresh veggies; cranberries, gravy, fresh bread: What’s there not to love about Thanksgiving?

    Wouldn’t it be great, though, if you could track the calories you burn while you eat, or during a post-meal walk, or maybe monitor how deeply you snooze during a turkey-induced slumber (maybe a slumber as deep as Dorothy’s in the field of enchanted poppies)? Thanks to the 2014 SECC, you are in luck!

    We’ll be drawing a winner for a new Fitbit, a personal wireless activity and sleep monitoring device, at noon on Wednesday, November 26. To be entered in the drawing, make your gift online by 9 a.m. that morning. (Pledges made on paper will be included as well, if submitted by Nov. 21.)

    The lucky winner will be notified by phone or email. All campaign participants are eligible. It’s one small way to say “thanks” for your support. Questions? Contact Becky Trout

    We’ll draw a winner for a Fitbit on Wednesday, November 26.