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Thousands celebrate at Employee Appreciation Picnic

May. 17, 2017, 2:48 PM

Head football coach Derek Mason celebrates with staff at the 2017 Employee Appreciation Picnic. (Vanderbilt University)

Head football coach Derek Mason celebrates with staff at the 2017 Employee Appreciation Picnic. (Vanderbilt University)

Thousands of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees celebrated at the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic Tuesday on Library Lawn.

Head men's basketball coach Bryce Drew, Mr. C and men's basketball associate head coach Roger Powell at the Employee Appreciation Picnic. (Vanderbilt University)

Head men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew, Mr. C and men’s basketball associate head coach Roger Powell at the Employee Appreciation Picnic. (Vanderbilt University)

Teams from VU and VUMC Human Resources greeted employees as they made their way to food from Famous Dave’s, including chicken breasts, hot dogs and veggie burgers as well as sides and beverages.

Following lunch, employees visited booths to enter giveaways and pick up promotional items. Staff and faculty also enjoyed games of corn hole, hula hoop, and air guitar contests while PeeWee the Juggling Stilt Walker and Mr. C kept the Vanderbilt spirit high.

Tiffanie Morgan, Rachel Waters and Brian Reinersmann won giveaway prizes. If you missed the picnic but want to check out photos from the event, visit the Employee Appreciation event gallery.

Be sure to check the Employee Appreciation homepage for upcoming events.