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On Friday, October 16, UNC employees across the state celebrated Employee Appreciation Day with games, food and festivities. Thanks to the work of Kim Andrews and the Office of Human Resources, staff on the main campus enjoyed entertainment, lunch and an information fair where departments showcased their excellent staff and services.

In conjunction with Employee Appreciation Day, the Employee Forum organized the #UNCstaff social media scavenger hunt. Staff around campus hid vouchers and then took to Twitter to tweet clues about their whereabouts. Staff who found the hidden vouchers submitted them via campus mail and received a prize the following week.

Sixty-five staff won prizes that included Carowinds tickets from the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC), breakfast with Roy Williams at the Carolina Club and gift cards from local restaurants.

The #UNCstaff hashtag trended on Twitter for five hours that Friday, raising the profile of our employees on social media. Departments use the hashtag year-round to advertise events and information pertinent to staff and faculty.

The Employee Forum would like to thank everyone who participated in the scavenger hunt and made it the biggest one yet! We also thank the following businesses that donated to the event:

Linda’s Bar and Grill
Nicole Spruell Photography
Dank Burrito
Carolina Dining
UNC Athletics
State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC)
4 Corners
UNC Summer School
McAlister’s Deli
True Flavors
Rich Bradenburg massage at The Retreat
Bulls Head Book Shop
Ackland Museum
Glass Jug
Carolina Club
Brenz Pizza
Carolina Inn
All She Wrote Notes Calligraphy
Campus Recreation
Carolina Student Union
Alpine Bagel
UNC Trademark and Licensing
Playmakers Repertory Theatre
Happycakes Cupcakery
4 Simplicity Sake Travel Company
Sweet Beans

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