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DTales May 4, 2016

DTales May 4, 2016

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Foundation News

In this issue:
UNM Foundation Welcomes New Administrative Coordinator for Annual Giving
Judith Davenport Retires from UNM, Hired by UNMF
Yolanda Domínguez Promoted to Senior Director of Development
Second “Round of Appaws” Drawing Winner Announced
“Do it for Life!” Spring Wellness Challenge and Plank-Off Winners Announced
Mandatory Training Scheduled
Upcoming Human Resources Events for May
Employee Wellness Events for May
May is Healthy Vision Month
May Birthdays
May UNMF/UNM Anniversaries
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UNM Foundation Welcomes New Administrative Coordinator for Annual Giving

Kim Madrid

Kim Madrid

In early April, Kimberly (Kim) Madrid joined UNM Foundation’s Annual Giving team as an administrative coordinator. Kim comes to the Foundation from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s Annual Catholic Appeal where she worked for six years. Kim reported that she’s been married to her husband, Michael, for 12 years, and that they have a 9-year-old son, Jacob, and a 21-year-old “bonus daughter,” Nicole, who’s at UNM studying to become a medical sonographer. In her free time, Kim enjoys scrapbooking, rubber stamping hand-made greeting cards, and watching her son play soccer and baseball. “I’m very excited to be a part of the team at the UNM Foundation!” exclaimed Kim.

You may reach Kim at Kim.Madrid@unmfund.org or 277-0468. Welcome, Kim!
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Judith Davenport Retires from UNM, Hired by UNMF

Judith Davenport, who has been with the UNM Development Office/UNM Foundation since 1991, most recently as endowment relations manager for the past 10 years, retired from UNM effective April 30—and was immediately hired by the UNM Foundation as a donor relations officer, effective May 1.

Prior to joining the Donor Relations team in 2006, Judith worked in Gift Processing for four years and in Annual Giving for 10. Before her 25 years with UNM/UNMF, Judith worked for several years in publishing in New York City in addition to work at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. Originally from Shelburne Falls, Mass., Judith earned a bachelor’s degree in comparative religion from New York University. She later earned an MBA from UNM’s Anderson School of Management in 2000.

During her free time, Judith enjoys reading, gardening, traveling and hanging out with friends. She lives in Albuquerque’s Nob Hill neighborhood with her two cats, Tony and Sweetpea. Her phone number and email address have not changed. Congrats, Judith! We’re glad you’re staying with us!
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Yolanda Domínguez Promoted to Senior Director of Development

Yolanda Domínguez, who has been with the UNM Foundation as a director of development for the UNM College of Arts and Sciences since August 2006, has been promoted to senior director of development for the college. Congrats, Yolanda!
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Second “Round of Appaws” Drawing Winner Announced

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 May—and the winner is . . . Breannon Trujillo! Congrats to Breannon who received a $25 movie 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! Please note, if you work outside of the central office at Two Woodward, you can download this electronic form on 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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“Do it for Life!” Spring Wellness Challenge and Plank-Off Winners Announced

The UNM Foundation has completed its 2016 Spring Wellness Challenge, “Do it for Life!” The goal during this 5-week campaign was to have teams of four earn points by completing and logging several physical activities. The team with the highest point total at the end of the 5-week period was declared the winner. This spring’s wellness challenge winning team was the 90210G’s (Sarah Fair, Drea Kendall, Mario Lara and Margaret Ortega), who finished with 157.25 points. Each winning member was awarded a $25 Visa gift card. Congratulations on a job well done!

At the completion of the wellness challenge, several employees participated in a “plank-off” competition to see who could hold a plank the longest. A one-month membership to New Mexico Sports & Wellness was awarded to the first place participant.

Our top “plankers” were:
1st Place – Elizabeth Cochran (6 mins, 15 seconds)
2nd Place – Mario Lara (5 mins)
3rd Place – Gretchen Doyle (3 mins, 11 seconds)

Congratulations to all participants. You rock!
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Mandatory Training Scheduled

All UNM Foundation employees will be required to complete the following training by June 30, 2016. Employees hired after January 1, 2016 will only need to complete HIPAA training (as this training was not available at your time of hire).

• Preventing Harassment
• Business Ethics
• Workplace Safety
• HIPAA

These courses are available online through ThinkHR; you will receive an email from Human Relations (Denise Codding) with hyperlinks to the required courses. Each course takes between 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
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Upcoming Human Resources Events for May

btwdMay 5, 11:30 a.m.: Chili Cook-off & Potluck

May 12, 10 a.m.: ANT (Automatic Negative Thoughts) Presentation in Suite 108 conference room. Please email Denise.Codding@unmfund.org if you’re interested in attending!

May 20: Bike to Work Day. Please contact Denise or Gretchen if you’ll be participating; see flyer.

May 25, 3 p.m.: All Staff Meeting at the auditorium at the Science & Tech Park
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Employee Wellness Events for May

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

Yoga with Maureen ($5.00 per class) Tuesdays at 5 p.m.

Yoga with Pam Hong $48 for 8 class session; $10 per class for walk-ins): Thursdays at 5 p.m. (Current session continues through May 12, 2016.)
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May is Healthy Vision Month

(Info below is from the CDC website)
May is Healthy Vision Month, so if you haven’t had a comprehensive eye exam, which includes eye dilation or another technique to view inside the eye, to check for potential problems, schedule one now.

Taking care of your eyes can be a priority just like eating healthy and being physically active. Healthy vision can help keep you safe each day. To keep your eyes healthy, get a comprehensive dilated eye exam: an eye care professional will use drops to widen the pupils to check for common vision problems and eye diseases. (NOTE: Some eye doctors offer an alternative to dilation, which may cost more but takes less time.) It’s the best way to find out if you need glasses or contacts, or are in the early stages of any eye-related diseases.

Nine ways you can help protect your vision:

1. Get regular comprehensive dilated eye exams (see above).
2. Know your family’s eye health history. It’s important to know if anyone has been diagnosed with an eye disease or condition, because some are hereditary.
3. Eat right to protect your sight: in particular, eat plenty of dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale or collard greens, and fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, albacore tuna, trout and halibut.
4. Maintain a healthy weight.
5. Wear protective eyewear when playing sports or doing activities around the home, such as painting, yard work and home repairs.
6. Quit smoking or never start.
7. Wear sunglasses that block 99 percent-100 percent of ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation.
8. Wash your hands before taking out your contacts and cleanse your contact lenses properly to avoid infection.
9. Practice workplace eye safety.

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May Birthdays

Kara Clem, Chris Fenton, Sheila Hard, Rod Harder, Margaret Ortega, Kathryn Richards, Candy Romero, Jared Stone, Giulia Urquhart
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May UNMF/UNM Anniversaries

Megan Dugan ’15, Karl Kaplan ’08, Jared Stone, ’14, Mary Wolford ’00
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Want Something in the Next DTales?

Please send submissions for the June 2016 edition of DTales to Todd.Staats@unmfund.org and Mario.Lara@unmfund.org by 5 p.m. on May 25.
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“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” –Joyce Meyer
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