March 6, 2009
  UNTHSC Employees Rock!


Show off your UNT Health Science Center Pride! Send us photos of yourselves wearing your Employee Appreciation Day 2008 T-shirt out and about — at work, on vacation, around town, with your family … anywhere.  We’ll post them here in Campus Connection. Send them to

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Blair Chappell
Amy Baker Krista Gordon
Blair Chappell, physician recruiting coordinator, crosses the finish line at the Cowtown half-marathon.

Amy Baker, assistant director of donor relations, and T-Rex at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas.
Krista Gordon, assistant director of alumni development, on historic Route 66 near her, homevillage... of San Jon, NM, population 300.

Jen Pendell Shea Patterson and Jen Pendell Shea Patterson
Jen Pendell, Institutional Advancement event coordinator, at Coronado Island off the coast of San Diego.

Jenn and Shea were in San Diengo for The Special Event 2009, a event planning convention. Here they are at the Hotel Del Coronado.

Shea Patterson-Young, administrator for special events, at Coronado Island off the coast of San Diego.
Making Tamales RobSpurgeon Jean Tips
Helen Espinoza, staff training coordinator (left), and her daughter, Syndi Espinoza, senior administrative assistant in Cell Biology and Genetics (right), make tamales with the family before Christmas.

Rob Spurgeon, instructional media specialist, rocks (even though the Cowboys didn’t!) at the Cowboys’ last home game at Texas Stadium.


Jean Tips, vice president of Marketing and Communications, distracts the Baywatch lifeguard in Malibu, Calif.
Blair Chappell
MBI Dept. retreat
Lee Tayon
Blair Chappell, physician recruiter, was held captive by guards at the arena in Verona, Italy.



Dr. Alakananda Basu, professor, with Grad Student Sujung Jun at the 4th Molecular Biology and Immunology Departmental Retreat at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station.
Lee Tayon, executive assistant in Student Affairs, survived the Titanic Museum in Branson, Mo.


Dr. Al Yurvati
Dr. Al Yurvati hits the gym in his “personalized” 2008 Employee Appreciation Day Shirt.
Matt Havlik
Matt Havlik, communications coordinator,
and Big Tex at the State Fair.
Shea Patterson-Young
Shea Patterson-Young, administrator for special events, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Philidelphia.


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