SECC 2014

  • Make your pledge TODAY for shot at healthy prize

    We’ll be drawing a winner for a new Fitbit, a personal wireless activity and sleep monitoring device, at 5 p.m. today  (Wednesday, November 26). Make your pledge by this afternoon (before the drawing) to be included in the pool of potential winners.

    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.

    Have a healthy and wonderful Thanksgiving!

    fitbit
    We’ll draw a winner for a Fitbit on Wednesday, November 26.
  • Be part of a “secret” SECC experiment

    We’re always looking for ways to recognize people and celebrate the support we get from the UTMB community for the State Employee Charitable Campaign.  This year we are testing an idea we’re calling the “Selflessie,” a play on the “Selfies” that have become part of popular culture, especially on social media.

    We’d love to have your photo in our gallery, which you can preview only through this link.    

    Here’s how: If you are an Instagram user, take a photo—of yourself, your team, your thank you card, you and your SECC lapel pin—and post it to your Instagram account using the hashtag #UTMBSECC. (Your profile has to be set to share images/be public).

    Or, take an SECC selfie and email it to public.affairs@utmb.edu and we’ll post it for you.

    If this pilot catches on, we’ll share the page far and wide!

  • First 100% areas get recognized

    THANK YOU to UTMB departments who have already reached 100% participation in SECC!
    Each person in these depts. will get an extra 100 MB of email storage. [read more]

    Departments with 100% participation:
    Assoc Dean for Research Services
    Business Ops & Finance – Technical Support
    Center to Eliminate Health Disparities
    Community Relations
    Dean of Health Professions
    Dean Of The School Of Nursing
    FEMA Accounting
    Health System – Finance
    Internal Investigations
    IS-AdminSys-AppMgmt
    IS-AdminSys-SolutionMgmt
    IS-AdminSyst-Gen
    IS-ClinDoc-Rad
    IS-ClinRev-Billing
    Mail Services
    Office of Academic & Student Affairs
    Office of Legal and Regulatory Affairs
    Office of the President Operations
    Oliver Center for Patient Safety & Quality Health Care
    Pastoral Care-Hospital Chaplaincy
    Planning & Performance Management
    School of Nursing Business Affairs Office
    Telemedicine
    University Events Administration

    We’re approaching the halfway mark toward our $500K goal. Please consider making your donation today. Get information and pledge today.

  • Campaign passes $200K mark, your support needed today!

    We’re always happy to hit the big milestones—and $200,000 is a wonderful sum, but the clock’s working against us. To the 850+ generous souls who have already supported the campaign and the great work it makes possible, THANK YOU. Your gifts matter and are so very appreciated.

    To those who’ve not yet supported SECC, please consider making your pledge for any amount today. It’d be a wonderful way to share a little of your good fortune and show thanks for all your blessings, in anticipation of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

    And, you’ll be doing your part to help keep those pesky flying monkeys at bay.

    Flying monkeys

  • Honor and support veterans through SECC

    Veteran’s Day is next week, on Tuesday, November 11. The SECC offers a great and easy opportunity to do something meaningful to honor the service of our nation’s veterans and to support them in a way that works. While words and a holiday are great, actions and dollars are better. The news is full of stories of vets who need help, of families struggling because a parent was lost or came back from the field of battle with diminished capacities. 

    The State Employee Charitable Campaign includes almost a dozen agencies that support vets. Groups include the Fund for Veteran’s Assistance—which awards grants to local organizations focused on improving the lives of Texas Veterans and their families, VFW Foundation, Wounded Warrior, several Marine Corps agencies, Support our Troops, America’s VetDogs, and others.

    Thanks as always for your consideration and support.

  • 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

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