First for University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ
Having multiple campuses, and a pool of 5000 employees and their family members, can pose a challenge for a venue hosting their First NAP Show. By using online registration exclusively, along with email and employee website announcements, 200 artists registered and from that came 227 pieces on intake day! The UMDNJ administration was overwhelmed by the positive response and looks forward to even more entries next year.
It can be difficult for a coordinator to give each person the same experience when the employees work in different buildings and on separate campuses across the city. Coordinator Noreen Gomez said the Newark, NJ campus employees were the “lucky ones” as they got to view the artwork everyday throughout the show, but many more will see the show during the three months it is hung at the Medical School.
CNO and VP for Patient Care Services, Teresa Rejrat and VP of UMDNJ Foundation, Elizabeth Ketterlinus, were among those on hand to present the awards to artists. Over 50 departments were represented in the show, which is a testament to the broad talent spectrum of artists and the amazing things they do outside of their everyday work life. A wonderful first time show for UMDNJ!