April 11, 2019 Volume 2 Issue 2

Making Connections

We invite those of you who have participated in a Staff Speaker Series or Book Club event to fill out a survey on your experience. Your survey will assist us with creating a better experience for you. Click here to complete the survey.

Please send questions, concerns or comments to ECAS_Connections@emory.edu.

Save the Date

staff awards staff awards

The College Staff Service Award Ceremony and Reception for 2018-2019 is Thursday, August 22 at 3 p.m. in the Atwood Chemistry Building, 2nd Floor atrium area.

In 2006, Emory College instituted the Emory College Service Awards to be presented each year in recognition of College employees who complete milestone years of service (multiples of 5 years) at Emory University.

In this annual event, held at the end of the summer each year, the Dean of the College publicly recognizes service milestone recipients with monetary service awards and an ice cream reception. All current and retired College staff and faculty are invited to attend this event.

Performance Evaluation Training

The College performance evaluation time is upon us. This year, as was done last year, there will be a central HR automated email "push" April 15th that invites all regular College staff to complete their self-evaluation.

A full FY19 evaluation and FY20 merit information packet will be sent to your Chairs/Directors this week. Staff supervisors will be asked to complete the performance evaluation review, hold the performance meeting, and finalize the staff evaluation document by Friday, May 31.

For those who are new to the tool and/or want a refresher session, College HR is offering one. This session will cover how to complete the performance evaluation document and also provide an overview of the performance competencies and ratings with time for questions throughout.

College HR will be offering a Supervisor training session on completing the performance evaluation document.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 2– 3 pm.
White Hall Building, Room 100 
Because space is limited, please RSVP to Denese Jester (djester@emory.edu) if you wish to attend.

As a reminder, the central HR Performance Management site includes everything you ever wanted to know (and more) about Performance Management.

Please let your staff know about the central HR "push" inviting them to complete their self-evaluations and the training sessions offered by College HR above.

If you have any questions, please contact Joel Tingle at joel.tingle@emory.edu or send your inquiry to ECAS-Merit@emory.edu.

New Faces in Emory College




Margaret Beker

Ctr. Creativity & Arts

Coordinator, Communications

Cristina Besosa


Research Specialist

Elisabeth Deanne Clements

Theater Studies

Academic Services Coordinator

Tyralynn Frazier

Ctr. for Contemplative Science

Associate Scientist

Alexis Garrett

Women’s Studies

Academic Services Coordinator

Marquita Greene



Amanda Hutson

Political Science

Program Coordinator

Sandra Jackson

Research Admin. Services

Research Admin., Post Award II

Emily Neutens

Women’s Studies

Academic Services Coordinator

Cecily Nobles


Program Coordinator

Rhonda Patrick

J.W. Johnson Institute

Assistant Program Director

Selena Lyn Perrin

Environmental Sciences

Research Specialist

Samone Poe

Research Admin. Services

Research Admin. Pre/Post Award II CAPS

Hannah Smith

Ctr. for Contemplative Science

Administrative Assistant

Alan Strange

University Music Admin.

Program Coordinator

Health and Wellness


RSVP to ecaswellness@emory.edu.

It's Time to Move!

move more challenge

The Move More Challenge is back this spring (March 25-May 5) and registration is now open. The challenge will take place on the Healthy Emory Connect platform. Participants will work in teams of up to 10 people to go on a virtual journey through 10 Emory destinations. Participants will be able to use a variety of devices including Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, or their smartphone. Earn points and have a chance to win great prizes for your active participation!

If you have not yet joined Healthy Emory Connect, join today and get ready to move more!

Staff Fest May 17 - Mark Your Calendar

For over forty years, Emory has celebrated its staff members for the support they provide to the university all year round. Staff Fest is a day of fun that kicks off with the annual Fun Run-Fun Walk. Other events held throughout the day include:

  • Volleyball tournaments
  • DJ and dancing
  • Catered lunch as well as ice, cream, popcorn and snacks
  • Games
  • Caricature drawings and green screen photos
  • Rock wall and basketball hoop

HR is always looking for volunteers to help out with Staff Fest and all volunteers will receive a free Staff Fest t-shirt. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kay Manning at 404-727-7550 or kmannin@emory.edu.

Staff Fest 2019 will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019! See you there!

Engaged Citizenship Program

The Engaged Citizenship initiative is officially open for registration. For information about the program and instructions for signing up go to ECAS HR Professional Development. There is also a survey available for you to fill out after you have completed your service.

Call for Wellness Committee Members

The Wellness Committee is seeking additional committee members. We are planning events for Spring and Fall 2019 and welcome new ideas and input. If you are interested, please send an email to ecaswellness@emory.edu.

Upcoming Events

Apr 15, 2:00 - 3:30 PM DOM meeting

Location: Atwood Chemistry Room 360

Apr 16, 2:00 - 3:00 PM Performance Evaluation Training (supervisors)

Location: White Hall 100

Apr 18, 2:00 PM Wellness Mindfulness 101

Location: White Hall 100

May 17, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Staff Fest

Location: Quad

Aug 22, 3:00 PM Staff Service Award Ceremony and Reception

Location: Atwood Chemistry 2nd Floor Atrium