Quality of Work Life Committee

The SUNY ESF Quality of Worklife Committee (QWL) was formed in 1984 with the primary mission of enhancing the sense of community and esprit de corps at the College. Since this time, the Committee has created and sponsored numerous campus activities, instituted several recognition programs, and coordinated many special events to achieve this goal.

Within these pages you will be able to find information about the QWL Committee and its activities. Be sure to check back often for details on upcoming events and ways to participate or provide feedback/suggestions.

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Traditional QWL Events

More details will be forthcoming via Campusnews emails on our traditional QWL events. If you'd like to see different events on campus, please feel free to let us know too!

Annual Fish Fry - Early March
Spring Reception - Tuesday, April 14
Summer Picnic - June
New Employee Reception - October
Holiday Social and Craft Fair - Early December


Gestures are typically in the form of a card of congratulations, condolences, or get well for those faculty and staff who have celebrated a major life event such as a wedding or addition of a child to the family, or are recovering from a major illness or mourning the loss of a loved one. If you know of someone who should receive such a greeting, please email the information to

Tent Rentals

Are you planning a big outdoor party and wish you had a tent to set up in the backyard? QWL has you covered - literally. The committee has a BRAND NEW 20-by-20 tent that can be rented for $30 per day. All you have to do is reserve it, pick it up, set it up and return it when you’re done. To reserve the tent, please call committee member Barbara Sorrells at x6589.

QWL Committee Members

Robin Perkins and Karen Moore - QWL Committee Co-Chairs

Mark Hill - Treasurer
Laura Crandall - Gestures
Barb Sorrells - Tent Manager
Cariann Linehan
Ray Appleby
Tom LeRoy
Lori Scoville
Emily Quackenbush
Michele Stottlar
Paul Hai
Robert Dugan

Feedback and Suggestions

Come check out a QWL Committee Meeting held on the third Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. in Bray Hall. Please send comments, feedback and suggestions to Robin Perkins or Karen Moore, QWL Co-Chairs.


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