The most recent all-campus meeting at South Puget Sound Community College had a rather unique twist. Instead of the usual meetings that consist of agenda items and discussion, there was a celebration for faculty and staff.
President Timothy Stokes said the celebration was held to thank faculty and staff for all their hard work over the school year.
Faculty Senate President Kathryn Clancy said the event was a great idea, and it was a good way for faculty and staff to socialize with one another.
A harpist played throughout the celebration.
According to Dean of College Relations Kellie Braseth, future all-campus meetings will be an assortment of types, ranging from strategic planning to celebrations of success.
“Our goal is to keep the campus community informed and to also build our sense of community. So, we’ll use a variety of tools to make that happen,” said Braseth.
Professor Kayana Hoagland said she believes “a variety of meeting types would be best.”
The event was held on the lawn of the Mottman Campus.
According to Braseth, the event was to be held in the lobby of the Minnaert Center, but it was moved outside due to the nice weather.
Hoagland said it was nice to catch up with people she has seen less often due to the growth of the campus. She said it was a sunny and wonderful day to be outside.
“I think it was an out-of-the-park home run,” said Braseth.
SPSCC Foundation sponsored the event, said Stokes.
Food and drinks were served to attendees. The hors d’oeuvres were from Elyse’s Catering and dessert from Phoebe’s Pastry Cafe.
Door prizes included clothing, movie tickets, a workout video, a gift certificate to the Great Wolf Lodge for an overnight stay for four, and an iPad.