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102710NewsAndNotes_PeaceA message from Benita Peace, chair of the campus’ State Employees Combined Campaign:

The 2010 SECC Campaign has about 2 ½ weeks left before the Nov. 12 deadline. I am proud to report that UNCG faculty, staff and retirees have contributed $163,700 toward this year’s $235,000 goal. Chancellor Brady and I are completely in awe and grateful at how well we have all done so far, especially during these challenging economic times.

I encourage those of you who have not yet submitted your envelopes back to your department solicitor to remember to do so as soon as possible. Participation is just as important as meeting the goal. UNCG usually has one of the highest participation rates in the university system for contributions, at 50 percent. As of Oct. 25, we are at a 27 percent participation rate. With 2 ½ weeks left, we should meet and/or exceed the participation rate and this year’s goal. UNCG will prove that we are the MIGHTY BLUE AND GOLD who cannot be defeated as a TEAM!

Reminder: Participation means putting something in the envelope, no matter how small. Also, payroll deductions do not begin until Jan. 31, 2011.

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