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Making a difference on Grounds and in the Community.

Employee Resource Fair @ UVA Health

The BFS-ERG hosted a UVA Health Employee Resource Meet & Greet on Monday, May 22 in the Main Hospital Dining Conference Rooms. It was a great turnout! We look forward to hosting outreach in the Health System later this year.

Past Events

The 2023 BFS faculty and staff award ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 in Pinn Hall at UVA Health Center. Congratulations to the Armstead Robinson faculty awardee Christina Feggans-Langston, Westhaven Community Health Nurse and Clinical Instructor and to the Lincoln Lewis staff awardee, Georgette Msambo, Associate Director of Graduate Admissions in the McIntire School of Commerce.

Black Faculty & Staff Spring Family Event 

In collaboration with the Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellowship program and BFS-ERG, UVA DDEI hosted an event for Black faculty, staff, and their families. This community building event was on Sunday, April 16, 2023, 2:00pm-4:30pm, at James Monroe's Highland, 2050 James Monroe Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902. There was food and games, a petting zoo, and more!

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for Game Night on March 3rd, 2023 at Kardinal Hall! See pictures below from our fun evening. We look forward to doing this again soon!


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The BFS-ERG hosted a winter business meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 in Ern Commons. The meeting was a hybrid of in-person and Zoom participants. We received presentations from:

  • Lisa Harris, UVA HR Senior Learning & Development Consultant and BFS Mentoring & Professional Development committee chair, shared Learning & Development (L&D) courses and free training opportunities being offered in 2023. People with three or more years of management experience are encouraged to enroll in the 12-week Leadership Essentials program. It is the most comprehensive program providing breathe and depth of what it means to lead – anywhere! Please see Lisa's full presentation in the link below.

  • DJ Axson-Lawrence, Athletics Academic Coordinator and BFS Community Building & Networking (CB&N) committee member, shared the mission of and activities being planned by the CB&N committee. Be on the lookout for fun opportunities to engage with colleagues on campus and out in the community!

  • Charles Lewis, Senior Telehealth Engineer, current president of the Black Professional Network of Charlottesville (BPN), and BFS CB&N committee member, shared information about BPN and upcoming events. See the BPN co-hosted event Black Love Symposium and Soirée linked above!

  • Guests from Discover Black Cville shared information about their programs, partnerships, and opportunities to engage. To learn more, visit their website.

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