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Gratitude Begins in the Heart

November is a month of giving thanks. We extend our gratitude to our US military veterans for their service to our country and its citizens. We also celebrate our national day of Thanksgiving, in which we extend our gratitude for our families and for those less fortunate than us by VOLunteering to help those in need through giving and sharing.

EHS is celebrating this season by thanking all Vols on campus who serve the health, safety, and well-being of our campus community. The year 2020 challenged us all with change, complexity, and for some, loss. And as Vols, we met this challenge together by maintaining a safe campus to learn, work, and live.

From Facilities Services employees ensuring our buildings were functional, clean, and safe, to the faculty, who realigned their teaching and research protocols to accommodate the demands of COVID, to our UTPD Officers who provided for our physical safety, and most importantly to our administration, faculty and staff who worked tirelessly these past months forging a new and undefined path to continue UTK mission and service to our students, EHS extends its thanks!

Graphic of a masked figure with "Safety begins between the ears" and a Heart with "gratitude begins in the heart"Keeping safety alive and well is not something done alone by EHS, by Safety Officers, or Safety committees. It has taken all Vols’ personal commitment in keeping safety and health as an unwavering value to meet the challenges of 2020.

This month, please help us thank those who have exemplified a Volunteer Spirit and contributed to safety this year.

Thank you all for stepping up and keeping All Vols safe!

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