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Staff Appreciation Week

The Office of the Dean and the Staff Appreciation Week committee invite all staff to participate in Staff Appreciation Week, beginning Sunday, 6 March! Our success at Texas A&M at Qatar is a direct result of your hard work and dedication, day in and day out. Without you, the branch campus would not be the premier provider of engineering education in the region.

Staff Appreciation Week will be full of fun and engaging activities. Come and enjoy all of the activities planned. For questions about Staff Appreciation Week events and contests, contact the Staff Appreciation Week committee at


Throughout the week, stop by Dean’s Suite to pick up “thank you” cards to send to colleagues as a token of appreciation for their hard work and selfless service. Also, if you happen to receive a trophy, congratulations! You have received this trophy from one of your colleagues in recognition of everything that you do to help Texas A&M at Qatar. Take a selfie with the trophy and send it to and then pass the trophy along to another deserving colleague.

Scavenger Hunt: Now is the time to register your three to five-member teams at and take part in performing fun tasks and gathering items throughout the Texas A&M Engineering Building. Prizes will be awarded.
Sunday, 6 March
Link Atrium
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Growing Your Brain: Finding More Happiness” session one featuring Dr. Steve Wilson
Sunday, 6 March
Lecture Hall 144
10 – 11 a.m.

Growing Your Brain: Finding More Happiness” session two featuring Dr. Steve Wilson
Monday, 7 March
Lecture Hall 144
1 – 2 p.m.

Maroon and White Wellness Walk: Wear either maroon or white and join the Wellness Walk to celebrate healthy living! Treat yourself to fresh fruits and juices at the end.
Monday, 7 March
Green Spine
10 – 11 a.m.

Quiz by Email: Answer questions about Texas A&M history and traditions, including the branch campus. Prizes will be awarded.
Monday, 7 March
2 – 3 p.m.

Internal Departmental Events: Tuesday has been set aside for programs and offices to host special appreciation events and activities within their respective groups.
Tuesday, 8 March

Crucial Shift Skills for Staff Members Encouraging Student Success in Fast-Paced Times” staff workshop featuring Dr. Dave Goldberg
Wednesday, 9 March
Lecture Hall 238
10 a.m. – Noon

Best Decorated Office Competition: A panel of judges will walk around the Texas A&M Engineering Building and award the most decorative offices that show Aggie spirit.
Wednesday, 9 March
1 – 3 p.m.

Ice Cream Social: Treat yourself to ice cream and enjoy the company of your fellow staffers at this social gathering.
Wednesday, 9 March
Research Atrium
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Backyard Lunch and Award Ceremony: Enjoy burgers, hot dogs and crêpes at the community lunch and stick around for an award ceremony to cap off Staff Appreciation Week.
Thursday, 10 March
Recessed Fountain Courtyard
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Organizing Committee:

Rola Abou-Ghaida, Senior Administrative Coordinator, Executive Office

Carol Nader, Director of Events and Visitor Relations

Rosalie Nickles, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

Tom Owen, Director of Human Resources

Lovai Shipchandler, Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Chair

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