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    Staff Senate Says Holiday Social 'A Huge Success'

    Staff Senate officers from left: Kristi Klien, vice president, Mark Murphy, president-elect, Gina Butler, president.
    January 6, 2022

    On Dec. 14, 2021, the Staff Senate Social Events and Community Building Committee hosted a Holiday Social for staff in the Byron Gym. University President Joseph G. Marina kicked off the event offering words of encouragement and prayer. While this event was different than those luncheons held previously, including a pre-sale for raffle tickets, the Senate said that it was a huge success.

    gertrude hawk chocolate barsOn the day of the event, staff was encouraged to socialize while browsing the raffle basket tables. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, hot apple cider and packaged Gertrude Hawk candy bars were available for all to take out. Refreshments were also provided for the third shift in the DeNaples Center.

    In total, the event raised $1,112 through basket raffle ticket sales. The Senate collected approximately 600 pounds of donated food items for the student pantry in the Leahy Clinic. Funds collected through the ticket sales will be donated to The Royal Experience Summer Internship Program, a selective opportunity that awards stipends to University of Scranton undergraduate students who obtain internships with organizations that are not able to provide a salary or stipend.

    Holiday Social Baskets

     Winners of the basket raffles are:
    Basket #1 50/50 (2 winners): Melissa Przewlocki/Lucy Grissinger
    Basket #2 Pasta Night Basket: Janice Mecadon
    Basket #3 Superhero Basket: Laura Carroll
    Basket #4 Catalano’s Basket: Mary Ellen Burns
    Basket #5 Night Before Christmas Basket: Mary Ellen Burns
    Basket #6 Movie Night Basket: Amy Black
    Basket #7 Wine Basket: Dave Caffrey
    Basket #8 Corona Basket: Bob Klem
    Basket #9 Wine Basket: Meg Hambrose
    Basket #10 Dina’s Treats: Mary Sheils
    Basket #11 Let it Snow Basket: Pauline Palko
    Basket #12 Soup Basket: Lori Moran
    Basket #13 CHEW Swag Basket: Rich Trygar
    Basket #14 Road Trip Basket: David Kostiak
    Basket #15 Candle Basket: Gina Butler
    Basket #16 U of S Swag Basket: Geri Barber
    Basket #17 Gerrity’s Gift Card: Melissa Eckenrode
    Basket #18 Christmas Treats Basket: Sharon Finnerty
    Basket #19 Aramark Flex: Cathy Seymour


    The Social Events and Community Building Committee would like to thank all who were able to attend the Holiday Social, those who purchased raffle tickets and those individuals, departments and other Staff Senate committees who donated baskets for the event. They hope everyone had an enjoyable time at the Holiday Social look forward to next year.

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