April 2, 2001
By Eric Rangus firstname.lastname@example.org
The Employee Councils March 21 meeting at the Luce Center was the
last of Susan Cook-Princes presidency. By the time it was over she
had passed the councils torch to Bill McBride of Facilities Management,
who will serve as council president until March 2002.
Cook-Prince also handed out end-of-year awards. They included:
Certificates of recognition for council members whose three-year terms
were ending (several renewed their membership, however): Joyce Bergere,
Cheryl Bowie, Cheryl Bullard, Chris Gabriel, LaVon Gainey, Paula Haggard,
Angela Hale, Helen Harrison, Julia Leon, Lynn Magee, Cathy Phillips and
Members of the anniversary committee: Gaya Chestnut, Chris Gabriel, LaVon
Gainey, Laquanda Jackson, Meredith Honeycutt, Sue Lackey, Susan Lee, Julia
Leon, Cheryl Sroka and Rosalind Staib
In addition to their earlier notice, Leon and Bowie received special
awards of merit for serving as webpage administrator and anniversary committee
Prior to the awards presentation, several guest speakers took the floor.
First was Adam Max from the Office of Admissions and Andy Reed, assistant
director of the Association of Emory Alumni, who promoted Beyond
the Basics, a workshop for members of the Emory community whose
children are approaching college age.
Max said the June 2223 workshop is not just for students applying
to Emory, but to any university. The goal of the program is to provide
students and families greater understanding of the intricate college admission
Michelle Smith, executive director of corporate relations, followed,
updating the council on workplace giving. She said President Bill Chace
had given her the go-ahead to expand the program beyond the United Way.
She hopes to have the new system in place by October.
Smith listed four charities that are being considered for donations:
Georgia Shares, the Black United Fund of Georgia, the Environmental Fund
of Georgia and Community Health Charities. The inclusion of these charities,
Smith said, will give Emory employees five choices instead of one.
Smith asked for the councils input. She hopes to link employees
who would like to volunteer with charity organizations that could use
their services. There currently is no such system in place.
Prior to the award presentation, Cook-Prince introduced Senior Vice President
for Campus Life John Ford, who was attending his first council meeting.
I admire what this organization does, he told the council.
McBride said he would take suggestions for committee chairs at the April
meting. Cheryl Bowie, as 2001-02 president-elect, will automatically chair
the special issues committee.
The next meeting will be held April 18 in the Jones Room of Woodruff Library.