On Friday, February 14, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program hosted a Valentine’s Day breakfast to show love to the housekeeping staff at UNC Greensboro.
“Our university cannot function without the work of our housekeepers yet they are often overlooked in campus celebrations and events,” said Dr. Lisa Levenstein, director of WGSS. “We wanted to show them how much we appreciate their efforts to keep our campus beautiful. They come in early in the morning and are still here late at night cleaning up after us. We believe they are an absolutely crucial part of the campus community and that they deserve our recognition and respect.”
WGSS students collected nearly 200 notes of appreciation from students and faculty across the university, thanking the housekeepers for their work.
The occasion included words of recognition from this year’s UNCG Homecoming royalty, Vickie Whitt.
Another big hit: WGSS program administrator, Sheila Washington, sang love songs, inspiring many to get on their feet dancing. She was accompanied on the piano by Dwayne Hines, who manages about half of those in attendance as assistant director of Building and Environmental Services.
View photos and more from this event below.
Article by Elizabeth Keri, communications specialist for the College of Arts & Sciences
Photos (first three) by Jiyoung Park, University Communications
Photos (last three) by Elizabeth Keri