May 3, 2004

Mentor Emory seeking more matches  

Katherine Hinson is director of communications for
Human Resources.

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 For further information, contact Iruka Ndubuizuu at or

Employees honored for years of service

Mark Roberts, a community services officer who joined Emory in 1963, celebrated
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 service.


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

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 Registration is limited to the first 14 teams.

For those who would like to visit the Carlos Museum, there will be free tours starting
at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. in the rotunda.

For more information about Staff Fest, visit If you would like to volunteer an hour of your day, please contact Katherine Hinson at