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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!

2018-2019 Academic Year Upcoming Events:

Fall Festival - October 2018
New Employee Reception - Wednesday, November 9, 2018, 8:30am, President's Residence
Holiday Social and Craft Fair - Thursday, November 29, 2018, 11am-2pm, Gateway Center
Annual Fish Fry - Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 11:30am-1pm
Spring Reception - Thursday, April 11, 2019, 11am-12:30pm (Nominate someone for a QWL Award HERE)
Pancake Breakfast at Heiberg Forest - Late April/Early May 2019 (Saturday)
Corporate Challenge Co-Sponsorship - Early June 2019
Summer Picnic
- Mid-June 2019
Ice Cream Social - Mid-August 2019


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 gestures@esf.edu.

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

Laura Crandall and Tom LeRoy - QWL Committee Co-Chairs

Mark Hill - Treasurer
Becky Hilts- Gestures
Barb Sorrells - Tent Manager
Ray Appleby
Eileen Baldassarre
Monica Blaisdell
Chris Cangello
Hui Chen
Casey Duffy
Teri Frese
Virginia Frost
Jayne Fust
Lauren Gibbs
Amelia Hoffman
Sarah Houck
Jaclyn Patterson
Jill Rahn

Feedback and Suggestions

Come check out a QWL Committee Meeting held on the third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. in 217 Bray Hall. Please send comments, feedback and suggestions to Laura Crandall or Tom LeRoy, QWL Co-Chairs.