A message of gratitude on Employee Appreciation Day

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employee appreciation day 2023 streamRay Watts and Janet MayDear faculty and staff,

Today is National Employee Appreciation Day, an annual celebration of the employees whose hard work and dedication are at the heart of a workplace’s every success.

In recognition of this day, we would like to thank the faculty and staff of UAB for all they do each day to support UAB’s mission, vision and shared values. You are at the heart of UAB, and your passion for our students, patients and community shines through every day.

In 2022, UAB continued to enjoy extraordinary success as both a university and medical center, thanks to your talent and contributions, as well as your commitment to UAB’s mission. Of the many accolades received, U.S. News ranked UAB among the top 8% of universities worldwide in its 2022-2023 list.

In honor of National Employee Appreciation Day, we would like to spotlight the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the UAB Values in Action Program (UAB VIP Award/President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values). Both awards represent the highest honor reserved for our faculty and staff, respectively. Please consider nominations of deserving faculty and staff for these prestigious awards — nominations are open now.

Again, it is a pleasure to recognize you for your dedication and extraordinary contributions to this institution. Thank you for all you do.


Ray Watts

Janet May
Chief Human Resources Officer