Fall Festival at the Health Center

UConn Huskies Pumpkin
Human Resources, through Know Better Place, hosted a fall festival for employees, students and volunteers at the Health Center Thursday. The Courtyard was transformed into a traditional fall fair for participants to take a break, have a tasty treat, mingle with co-workers and test their hand at some games. (Tina Encarnacion/UConn Health Center Photo)
Pumpkin Palooza – Health Center Fall Festival 2013

Human Resources, through Know Better Place, hosted a fall festival for employees, students and volunteers at the Health Center Thursday. The Courtyard was transformed into a traditional fall fair for participants to take a break, have a tasty treat, mingle with co-workers and test their hand at some games.

The festivities included Pumpkin Palooza, a pumpkin decorating contest in which participants voted for their favorite pumpkin. Photos from the scavenger hunt competition “Husky Hunt” were also on big-screen display.

Alexis Crean with Human Resources says more than a thousand people attended the event which is only in its second year.

“It's all about the people,” says Crean. “We love hosting this festival because we believe our employees work hard and deserve to be able to stop and take some time for themselves and to also enjoy being with their colleagues.”

Pumpkin Palooza Winners
First Place – Vegan Burger, Immunology
Second Place – Corny Cornelius, Student Services Center
Third Place – Annie Heart, Cardiology

Honorable Mentions
Most UConn Spirit – UConn Football “Grrr!”, Communications
Best Dressed – “Pretty in Pink” Breast Cancer M&M, Cytogenetics
Scariest – Dr. Drill & Fill, Dental Clinic 5
Most Elegant – Cinderella's Coach, Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutics
Best Creature Feature – Just Mousing Around, Center for Comparative Medicine
Cutest – Tooth Fairy, Dental

Husky Hunt  Winners
First Place – Nuclear Medicine Team: Danette Matthers, David Daniele, Jim Forcade, Shara Brown
Second Place – Center for Comparative Medicine, Gina Gates, Jessica Allen and Melissa Morris
Third Place – Reprographics, Gisella Petrella-Stevens, Brian Zagaja, Loung Chiem, Matthew Chamberland

Husky Hunt Shout Out
Neag CA Center Team, the Nursing Nubies Team, the UConn Opth/Urology Team and the Facilities Team


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