Since its inception two years ago, the Mentor Emory program
is continuing to grow; currently it boasts 22 matched pairs of
junior and senior female staff employees.
Jointly sponsored by the President’s Commission on the Status
of Women and Human Resources (HR), the program links female employees
seeking career enrichment (mentees) with more experienced female staff (mentors).
They are paired based on professional skills, career goals and areas of expertise.
Following a successful match, the pair meets for an information interview, during
which the mentor shares practical experiences regarding the knowledge and skill
sets she has used to advance her career.
Participant feedback indicates the program has helped tremendously with career
searches and in understanding the pathways to advancement. Quarterly “Lunch
and Learn” sessions are scheduled throughout the year and are devoted to
topics such as resume writing, interviewing techniques, career-guide development,
panel discussions with female executives, etc.
The program is seeking both mentors and mentees who want to share
career strategies and behaviors that contribute to leadership success
at Emory. The next “Lunch
and Learn” is scheduled for Thursday, June 10, in Alabama Hall. Drinks
and dessert will be provided, and all female staff are welcome to attend.
Anyone interested in joining Mentor Emory can visit the HR website, click on
Workforce Resources and select Mentor Emory for more information. Complete
the application and send it to Gayle Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further
information, contact Iruka Ndubuizuu at Iruka_Ndubuizuu@emory.edu or
Employees honored for years of service
Mark Roberts, a community services officer who joined Emory in
40 years of service at the annual Service Awards
Luncheon, held April 12.
The luncheon is held every year to honor those employees with 40, 35, 30 and
25 years of service to the Emory community. In addition to Roberts, who was
the only employee being honored for 40 years of service, five employees were
for 35 years of service, 13 for 30 years of service, and 18 for 25 years of
Staff Fest: May 14 on the Quad
This year’s Staff Fest theme is “Destination Emory:
Reaching for the Stars.” All Emory employees are invited
to the Quadrangle on May 14 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. to celebrate
current staff and retirees with great food and plenty of entertainment.
Prior to the festivities, the annual Wellness Walk will kick off the day. The
2.25-mile run starts at 10 a.m., with the one-mile walk following at 10:30
a.m. For more information, please call 404-727-WELL or visit http://emory.hr.emory.edu/hr/sfest.nsf/rwreg.
Entertainment at Staff Fest will include a DJ, a stilt walker and two henna
tattoo artists. In addition to the old favorites, there will be new games including
a batting cage and a bungee wall. And the popular volleyball tournament will
begin at 11 a.m. Anyone wishing to register a volleyball team may contact Dan
Magee at email@example.com. Registration is limited to the first 14 teams.
For those who would like to visit the Carlos Museum, there will be free tours
at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. in the rotunda.
For more information about Staff Fest, visit www.emory.edu/staff_fest.
If you would like to volunteer an hour of your day, please
contact Katherine Hinson at