StaffCouncilGroup Inst Pride and Events insideInformation:

The Institutional Pride & Events Committee plans and coordinates the yearly fall staff picnic and an open spring forum, as well as other emergency staff forums as needed. They also seek to generate ideas for ways to bolster a sense of pride in UAB that will resonate with all staff. We are responsible for planning and coordinating various Council activities and events such as employee awards, Be Seen in Green, and participation in university events such as Fall Welcome, the Homecoming Parade, and graduation. We work with the Communications Committee to find the best ways to disseminate information and Community Outreach where events overlap and extra support is needed.

2018 achievements:

Staff Picnic on the Green
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

  • More than 1,400 staff in attendance
  • Introduced a small resource fair for staff to participate in – included representatives from areas such as HR Benefits, School of Optometry, and Staff Council
  • Received more than 80 comments and suggestions from attendees; these were reviewed by the Executive Committee
  • More than 40 Staff Council members volunteered to make sure the event went smoothly

Be Seen in Green Fridays

  • Offices from across campus came together in promoting university pride and spirit across campus
  • Handed out UAB items and advertised upcoming events in conjunction with UAB Athletics
  • UAB Homecoming ParadeStaff Council members prepared for and walked in this year's parade, with the highest participation rate ever
  • Distributed 500 snack bags promoting the UAB Benevolent Fund and Blazer Kitchen in conjunction with the Staff Council Community Outreach Committee

Spring Forum
April 30, 2019

  • Holding the first Spring Forum since the establishment of the Staff Council
  • Partnering with UAB Learning and Development to present preliminary 2019 Campus Engagement Survey results

50th Anniversary Committee

  • An IPEC member represented the Staff Council on the 50th Anniversary Planning Committee


Jennifer Spears (Chair)
Christina Isom (Co-Chair)

Stacy Ballard
Cecila Boyd
Laine Chapman
Rebecca Freeman
Alice Harding
Michelle Henry
Jamye Hester
Sylvia Strothers
Mellisa Taylor