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Staff Appreciation Week Feb. 27-March 3

February 2, 2017

Texas A&M staff membersStaff Appreciation Week (SAW) at Texas A&M will begin on Monday, Feb. 27 and continue through Friday, March 3. The week will feature a variety of fun and inspirational activities designed to show appreciation for the diligent and enthusiastic efforts of staff members throughout the year. 

SAW will kick off with the President’s Meritorious Service Awards (PMSA) on Monday, Feb. 27 beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the MSC Bethancourt Ballroom with a reception to follow. The President’s Meritorious Service Awards, proudly supported by The Association of Former Students, recognize outstanding individuals and teams for demonstrating their commitment to the Aggie core values of excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service.Picnic wide sized

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, join President Young for his Backyard Picnic, on the East Quad, located on the lawn behind the Jack K. Williams Administration Building from 12–2:30 p.m. Wear your favorite Texas A&M logo attire and jeans for the event which, will feature fun activities, giveaways, and a delicious lunch provided by Chartwells. KBTX-TV 3 Weather Edge will conduct a live broadcast, and the event will include a Selfie Station photo booth, henna tattooing and more.

On Wednesday, March 1, attend a presentation titled “Beyond Motivated with David Goggins.” Goggins is one of the greatest endurance athletes in the world, a former Navy Seal and a highly sought-after motivational speaker. You will hear David’s unique life story filled with a passionate, empowering and inspirational message. Time and location TBD.

Walk maroon teamGather your co-workers on Thursday, March 2 for the Maroon & White Wellness Walk, a brisk walk through campus to celebrate wellness. Meet for warmup at 11:30 a.m. The Maroon Team will meet on the front steps of the Jack K. Williams Administration Building, and the White Team will meet in Wehner Plaza, on the West Campus. We will come together for a rally at noon and boxed lunches will be provided at the end of the rally. 

Finally, on Friday, March 3, individual departments are encouraged to organize their own staff appreciation events. President Young encourages 100 percent participation. Here are some ideas.

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