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Final Week to Order UK Appreciation Day T-Shirts

UK employees got the chance to vote for their favorite Appreciation Day 2022 T-shirt Design, and this is the design that will be placed on the this year's shirts. It was designed by Madeline Page.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 22, 2022)  University of Kentucky Appreciation Day (UKAD) is scheduled for May 26, 2022. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Gatton Student Center. Weather permitting, all activities will be outside to include seats for dining, with the food being served as take-out in the Grand Ballroom.

Supervisors are encouraged to adjust schedules accordingly without requiring leave to be utilized. UK HealthCare employees should notify their supervisors in advance if they would like to attend, so schedules can be adjusted accordingly not to impact patient care.

T-Shirt Design Winner

After several weeks of voting, the votes were counted and the winning design (pictured above) was created by Madeline Page. Congratulations to Madeline!  The other two designs which were finalists and also part of the voting competition were made by Faith McNabb and Tyler Gipson.  Congratulations to them as well!

Department T-shirt orders

We are still accepting department orders for T-shirts. The orders must be completed through the Staff Senate online order form no later than March 25, 2022. Every department that completes the form will see a final screen in the survey that states that the response has been recorded, thanks them for their time, and offers a PDF link for download. You are advised to check your quantities/sizes ordered for accuracy and save confirmation for proof of order placed — the PDF link will appear at the top of the “response recorded” page after you submit your order. A confirmation number will be sent by April 8 to the main contact who placed the department order.

Due to a change in supply chain availability and the magnitude of the number of shirts ordered, shirts will be distributed after Appreciation Day at multiple locations.  The person listed on the order as the department contact will receive a confirmation email by April 8 which will have the date and pick-up location. Orders that are not claimed the day of the distribution will be forfeited. There are no individual orders or late orders.  You can place your department order here.

For additional questions, please contact Marie Marefat or Jon Gent.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.