Gwen O'Brien | September 15, 2020
Last Thursday afternoon, seven University Enterprises and Events (UEE) leaders, dressed like they were headed to a Notre Dame tailgate, met up at the Main Building and set out to cheer on the Fighting Irish — staff and faculty who have kept the University humming during a pandemic.
The group handed out sweet treats and HERO buttons to everyone they encountered. Stops included St. Michael’s Laundry, University Health Services, the dining halls, the contact tracing team in Hammes-Mowbray, Maintenance, the Morris Inn, the testing center in the stadium, and many more.
“We are spreading joy across campus to all the amazing COVID heroes who have been working tirelessly for months. We want to thank them — maintenance, landscaping, HERE ambassadors — everyone,” said Micki Kidder, vice president of UEE. “Their hard work and dedication is allowing our students to stay on campus in a safe environment.”
“Joy is a cherished UEE value,” added Ashley Zingo, the division’s director of Employee Engagement. “We all have the opportunity to embrace and create joy in our workplace everyday.”
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