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Happy Holidays!

December’s Holiday Dessert Faire was filled with music, merriment and plenty of sweets.

There was a heated competition among the floors in Franklin to win the title of best decorations. On Wednesday, President Yudof, Lynn Tierney, AVP Communications, and Ravinder Singh, research analyst and UCOP Staff Assembly Chair, made rounds to each floor to select their favorite.

The 6th floor came away the winners. With a focus on recycling, their decor included everything from wreaths made from old CDs and garland made from empty boxes of raisins.

The 7th and 10th floors tied for second place. Both of these floors had colorful Candy Land themes.

Enjoy the photos of the festivities below and have a happy holiday season!

Hot apple cider welcomed staff to work in the morning.

Hot apple cider welcomed staff to work in the morning.

Volunteers from around UCOP served apple cider.

Volunteers from around UCOP served apple cider.

Lynn Tierney and President Yudof helped judge decorations.

Lynn Tierney and President Yudof helped judge decorations.

The UCOP Singers sang carols throughout the day

The UCOP Singers sang carols throughout the day.

The UCOP Singers performed a wide variety of songs

The UCOP Singers performed in the Franklin lobby in the morning and on the 7th, 8th and 12th floors in the afternoon.

Desserts served on the 7th floor fit right in with the floor's Candy Land theme

Desserts served on the 7th floor fit right in with the Candy Land theme.

Staff visited with colleagues as they ventured from floor-to-floor in the Franklin building

Colleagues visited as they ventured from floor-to-floor in the Franklin building.

Staff look on as the Singers performs Jingle Bells.

Dr. Stobo, SVP of Health Sciences & Services and Vanessa Correa, Harry Mok and Donna Hemmila, all from Communications, look on as the UCOP Singers perform.

About 20 different desserts were served on various floors.

About 20 different desserts were served on various floors.

Staff were served different desserts on three floors of the building

Colleagues from around UCOP rushed to taste sweets.

The 8th floor (Office of General Counsel) designed a beautiful display for desserts

The 8th floor (Office of General Counsel) designed a beautiful display for desserts.

The UCOP Singers, led by Willie Archer, have performed at UCOP for 34 years.

The UCOP Singers, led by Willie Archie, gave multiple performances.

The 12th floor welcomed guests to the President's Conference room where they served a variety of desserts made from fruit

The 12th floor welcomed guests to the President's conference room where they served a variety of fruit desserts.

President Yudof had a chance to talk with colleagues as he welcomed them to his conference room

President Yudof had a chance to talk with colleagues as he welcomed them to his conference room.

President Yudof presented

President Yudof presented Willie Archie with a certificate of appreciation for his 34 years of service at UCOP. Archie, who leads the UCOP Singers, will retire in February from his post as University Research Security Manager.


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  1. Sally Philbin January 4, 2010 Reply

    The holiday dessert faire was awesome. Harkening back to the days when we used to visit the various floors to visit and sample was a great holiday treat in itself. I hope we can do this or something very similar next year as it helped build a sense of comradery and team. Sally

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