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Make plans to attend Employee Appreciation and Hokie Wellness Fair on May 17

photo of 2023 Employee Appreciation and Hokie Wellnes Fair graphic with photos from last year's event.

From: Human Resources

Faculty, staff, and non-student wage employees, local to the Blacksburg campus and surrounding region are invited to attend the Employee Appreciation and Hokie Wellness Fair on Wednesday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Lane Stadium.

Lunch will be available during the entire event, with all menu items being available at multiple concession stands. The menu includes Beyond Meat burger, BBQ pork sandwich, chicken sandwich, turkey wrap, macaroni and cheese, kettle chips, small salad, brownie, cookie, and drinks. Popcorn, ice cream, and water will be available throughout Lane Stadium.

Employees can relax and enjoy music by DJ Flex in the morning and Half Throttle Band in the afternoon, show off their competitive side by playing games, access the Avery Tunnel that leads onto Worsham Field and touch the Hokie Stone, and more.

Also, the Hokie Wellness Fair, sponsored in part by Atlantic Union Bank and Blacksburg Boxing and Fitness, will host a wide variety of benefits, health and wellness, and approximately 60 exhibitors.

Wellness Fair events include vaccinations, acupuncture, health screenings, appearances from all four Virginia Tech Cook Counseling Center therapy dogs, and more. Walking groups feature Lynsay Belshe, vice president of auxiliary and business services; Chris Kiwus, vice president for campus planning, infrastructure, and facilities; and Amy Sebring, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

The following services were available through a lottery drawing:

Registration for lottery services has closed. If selected, employees will be notified and must accept their win by Friday, May 12. If a selected winner is unable to attend, an alternate will be selected and notified prior to the event.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kari Evans at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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