When I walked-in as a temp at AOB4, I thought you were supposed to be some kind of big, scary boss-woman that ruled on high. I had never worked in higher ed. How was I to know that you – more than any other person at the GSM – would make me feel welcome and part of this family and community.
On first glance, one would size you up as just being one of the many clever, intelligent and charming women at the GSM. You’re so much more than that to me.
The most wonderful thing about working with you is your approachability. Thank you for listening. Thank you for sharing your mind with me. I’m looking forward to being continually inspired by you and your new accomplishments in the many years that come.
I was talking with some lovely young ladies at the coffee bar yesterday and they asked me to post some of the pics from my daughter’s wedding in Las Vegas. I was SHOCKED, STUNNED & AMAZED that not everyone is on Facebook! <grin>
The ceremony was at the Mandalay Bay and the reception in a penthouse at the MGM Grand.
Well…here they are, with captions but no more comments. You’ve heard me yak about this for the last few weeks…I’ll give it a rest. B$
Me and my lovely bride
Laura & Mike (Mr & Mrs Marsh)
Minutes before the ‘Moment of Truth’. Ever have one of those moments that you’ll never forget?
L-R Ann (Matriarch), Harold (Patriarch), our son Greg, ‘Ra, MEEE!!, Laura at the family reception.
Citations of Excellence
Nominations due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 23
We’re accepting nominations for individual staff and staff teams who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in one of several areas, including service, supervision and campus community contributions.
Last year, Staff Assembly awarded nearly $14,000 to nine individual staff members and two staff teams. Thanks to generous support from the Office of the Chancellor, we are able to fund these awards again. Please visit Staff Assembly’s Citations of Excellence site for full details and the nomination forms.
Welcome to Friday, January 30th, 2015. After a pretty busy week…
The Biz Office: “Hey, Bri…you know this fan we borrowed from y’all last summer, you wanna take it back?”
Brian: “I guess…you sure you don’t still need it?”
The Biz Office: “Nope.”
Brian stores the fan in the IT server room…
Later that same afternoon, the Biz Office gang says, “We want the fan back…it’s too hot in here.”
Brian: “What? Really? .Jeez guys…make up your minds. (a sigh of resignation) …OK”
Brian goes to the IT server room to retrieve said fan and finds THIS:
…and down the hall, a bunch of laughing hyenas that go by the names of Michele, Jessica, Dawn & Steven.
Please take note this is a pic of a Beatles fan screaming at the top of her lungs. …nice touch.
Proving that she has what it takes to swim in the GSM pool, Dean Stevens really got me good yesterday afternoon. She called me up for an award at our retreat and when I got up there she asked me what the capital of South Dakota was.
That was a classic ‘gotcha‘…
…for me asking her at a public interview a couple of months ago, “What’s the capital of Vermont?”
My mind couldn’t have been farther away from that subject at that moment and what ensued was classic brain-lock (or what I like to call, Brian-Lock[tm]). My thanks to ‘Mama B-G’ (Holly) for the rescue. The answer is Pierre.
Nice one, Ann…
We’re happy to share that the School has won three awards—two silver and a bronze—in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII Awards of Excellence this year.
CASE is the world’s largest professional development organization for fundraisers and communicators. District VII encompasses member institutions on the West Coast. These are peer-judged awards that evaluate the effective use of resources, impact and professionalism of various development and communications campaigns.
Our newly launched online Innovator won a silver award in the digital magazine category. This is quite remarkable given we just switched from print to digital and we only had one issue to enter. And our MBA student recruitment publications package won a bronze award. Kudos and congratulations to Director of Web Marketing Lindsay Hardy and Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Marianne Skoczek for their dedication and commitment to these critical School communications.
Our Student Class Gift Campaign Program also won a silver award. The goal of the Class Gift Campaign is to introduce philanthropic giving to students and help them understand the importance of giving back to their academic program as alumni. During the 2013-14 academic year, the students from all four of our academic programs raised nearly $33,000. Since the Class Gift Program’s inception in 2000, graduating students raised close to $459,000 in donations to the school. Congratulations to Director of Development and Alumni Relations Mary Ciricillo Maffly for managing the campaign and supporting the students in their efforts to reach both their dollar and participation goals.
We also intend to enter all three of these entries in CASE’s national Circle of Excellence awards.
We’ve had a fortunate track record of late for CASE awards. Since 2006, the GSM has won 16 awards in various categories, including both District VII and National Gold awards in the past two years for our publications.
The UC Davis campus submitted 37 entries this year and won 14 awards. The GSM won 3 of those 14.
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Let it go! If you haven’t RSVP’d for the GSM White Elephant, there’s still a few days to get a gift and join us on Monday, Dec. 15 from 2-4 p.m. Come on, look what you can score at this event. This rare, one-of-a-kind, possibly valuable wine cork art (complete with buttons and duct tape) was donated to the cause by GSM alumnus Mac Clemmens. It would definitely become a much talked about addition on your office wall or at home. See you next Monday. RSVP here: http://www.punchbowl.com/partypage/8e719d1ab990e6b8
I love a good deal, I mean come on, who doesn’t!? If you fall into the category of someone who likes getting something for less then this is for you. Every first Friday of the month the UC Davis Bookstore takes 25% off on UC Davis imprinted clothing. As if Friday’s needed another reason to be one of the most liked days of the week, this treat comes along.
This is the perfect time to buy gifts or update your own wardrobe. Before you all ask, no I do not receive any kickbacks for promoting this, I just love a good deal and UC Davis!