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DTales July 1, 2016

DTales July 1, 2016

DTALES_0616

Foundation News

In this issue:

UNM Foundation Announces Four Promotions
New Dental Plan Effective This Month
Health Savings Account News
“Round of Appaws” Winner Announced
Upcoming Staff Events for July
Employee Wellness Events for July
July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month!
Time to Review Your Information!
July Birthdays
July UNMF/UNM Anniversaries
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UNM Foundation Announces Four Promotions

In late June, the UNM Foundation announced four staff promotions, as follows in alphabetical order.

Elizabeth Cochran has been promoted to director of technology and reporting services in our Information Services Department. Jennifer Kemp has been promoted to director in our Marketing and Communications Department. Mario Lara, also in Marketing and Communications, has been promoted to manager, and Margaret Ortega, who has been with the Foundation’s Office of Annual Giving for 15 years, has been promoted to director of development for the UNM College of Arts and Sciences. Congrats to all!
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New Dental Plan Effective This Month

The UNM Foundation’s new dental plan with United Concordia became effective July 1. If you haven’t received your new plan member packet and card, please contact Human Resources. Helpful tip: Next time you visit the dentist, make sure you tell them you’re with a new provider AND make sure they copy your NEW card for their files.
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Health Savings Account News

Wells Fargo has sold its Health Savings Account (HSA) program to Optum. In preparation for the transition, Optum and Wells Fargo will continue to share information with us about any changes that will impact your HSAs.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact UNMF Human Resources.
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“Round of Appaws” Winner Announced

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The UNM Foundation staff recognition program, “Round of Appaws,” continues to promote the great work accomplished by our employees, staff and students!  Out of the many staff members who were acknowledged this past month, one name was randomly drawn by UNM Human Resources at the beginning of July—and the winner is . . . Aaron Currence! Congrats to Aaron, who received a $10 gift card.

The “Round of Appaws” boards are located in both the upstairs and downstairs lobbies at 700 Lomas. You can acknowledge a coworker for helping finish a project; for taking on a new task and doing an amazing job with it; pitching in when help was needed; or going the extra mile on a project that had a lot of challenges. With so many way to thank someone there is no shortage of “appaws!”  Be sure to “paws” and give thanks to a coworker – they just might win a gift certificate next month!

For staff working outside the central office at Two Woodward, you can download the electronic form from SharePoint and submit your praise for a staff member who has been exceptional. Please send completed electronic forms to Gretchen Doyle at Gretchen.Doyle@unmfund.org.
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Upcoming Staff Events for July

July 16, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Sandia Lakes Private/Group Pavilion — UNMF Staff Picnic
Please be sure to RSVP to denise.codding@unmfund.org by July 6!
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Employee Wellness Events for July

Stretch, Stretch Band and Balance Exercise Classes: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m., respectively; UNMF lobby

Yoga with Kristin: $5 walk-in rate; Tuesdays at 5 p.m. 

Yoga with Robin (Robin will be the instructor through July 28): $8 walk in rate; Thursdays @ 5 p.m.
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July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month!

That’s right, kids get arthritis. It is a common misconception that only “old” people are afflicted with arthritis. Nearly 300,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. The form of arthritis that these kids experience is not the same as grandma’s aches and pains. These children suffer from various autoimmune forms of arthritis. Their body’s immune system is attacking their joints, causing swelling, stiffness and permanent damage. This condition is extremely serious; if left untreated it can result in loss of mobility, blindness and even death.

Please visit the Arthritis National Research Foundation for more information juvenile arthritis or to learn how you can help find a cure.
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Time to Review Your Information!

Each July, we ask our staff to review the information we have regarding birthdays and anniversaries to ensure we have your information listed accurately. Since we send this out once a year, this is your opportunity to correct any misinformation!  Please take a look at the Staff Birthday and Anniversary List and make sure your birthday month and employment anniversary date (UNM or UNMF, whichever is earlier) is correct.  If you notice any errors, please email corrections to todd.staats@unmfund.org.  Thank you!
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July Birthdays

Natch Anan, Gail (Jenny) Frame, Drea Kendall, Larry Ryan
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July UNMF/UNM Anniversaries

Irene Gray ’11, Monica Peck ’09, Kristine Purrington ’13, Carmen Rawls ’93, Willie Romero ’09, Michele Tigelaar ’15, Ken Thompson ’09
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Want something in the next DTales?

Please send submissions for the August 2016 edition of DTales to Todd.Staats@unmfund.org and Mario.Lara@unmfund.org by 5 p.m. on July 26.
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“If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” – John F. Kennedy
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