University to Host Proud to Be GW Festivals

Annual events, scheduled for June 2 and 4, are open to all faculty and staff.

Proud to be GW festival
The university will host two Proud to Be GW festivals in June. (GW Today file photo)
May 29, 2015

(Editor's note: The Foggy Bottom festival has been moved to the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom due to weather)

The university’s annual faculty and staff appreciation events take place this week on the Foggy Bottom and Virginia Science and Technology campuses. Proud to Be GW festivals, hosted by University Human Resources, bring together employees for an afternoon of healthy activities and GW spirit.

Proud to Be GW festivals


VSTC Campus

When: Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Enterprise Hall

Foggy Bottom Campus

When: Thursday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: University Yard

The university will host two festivals: Tuesday at VSTC and Thursday in Foggy Bottom. Both Proud to Be GW events will feature a selfie contest, musical chairs contest, kickball game and a three-legged race (weather permitting). UHR will be giving away prizes, including Fitbits. The VSTC event will feature seated chair massages and body composition screenings. The Foggy Bottom festival will include jump ropes, Hula-Hoops and corn hole.

“The Proud to be GW Festivals are held yearly to show appreciation to our employees,” Vice President for Human Resources Sabrina Ellis said. “We value the hard work, commitment and dedication that GW employees provide.  We know that they are essential to the overall mission of the university.”

GW is accepting volunteers for both events and has provided volunteer sign-up pages for both the VSTC and Foggy Bottom festivals.

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