The Office of Human Resources treated Clemson employees to lunch at appreciation events held at Clemson locations all over the state this past week. A total of eight appreciation lunches were held as a way for the University to recognize the indispensable value of the people who make Clemson run.
Workers mingled and chatted as they enjoyed hot dogs and chili, pulled pork barbecue, veggie burgers, coleslaw, fruit salad, grain salad, chips and dessert.
The lunches were held at:
- The Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville, with 47 Tigers
- The Fresh Food Company in the CORE Campus building on the main campus, with 1,409 Tigers
- The Sandhill Research and Education Center in Columbia, with 42 Tigers
- The Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Darlington, with 59 Tigers
- The Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston, with 22 Tigers
- The Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, with 50 Tigers
- The Cattle Barn at Garrison Arena in Clemson, with 96 Tigers
- The Clemson University Restoration Institute in Charleston, with 50 Tigers
The luncheons are also a way to foster fellowship, as people from all the different departments get to meet and eat together during the ebb of activity that comes to campus after graduation.
More than 1,400 hungry Tigers showed up to the main campus event alone, where top-level administration officials including President Jim Clements helped serve the meals, and the Clemson Tiger prowled the room spreading the Clemson spirit. At one point, impromptu line dancing broke out in the middle of the cafeteria thanks to the wonderful DJ who provided the musical entertainment.
Vivian Morris, Clemson’s director of employee retention and engagement, said this years’ lunches were the most attended ever.
“Clemson’s faculty and staff work hard all year to propel the University forward, and their efforts have taken it to new heights,” she said. “These luncheons are one small way we can show our appreciation for all they do on our main campus and in all of our satellite locations.”
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