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Educational Partnerships Holds Annual Retreat

The Educational Partnerships team had another successful annual retreat last month, held at Maymont Park in Richmond, VA. This year's theme was Get Your Groove On. The team recalled the previous fiscal year, collaborated with additional PCG staff, interacted with new members of the team, and prepped for the future. The team also had a great time kicking back and relaxing as they went bowling, took vintage themed photos in a photo booth, acquired professional headshots, and gathered to discover the recipients of this year's groovy lava lamp awards!

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Award winners from Left to Right: Summer Tarpley (Cheerleader), Lisa Craig (Problem Solver - Tied with Gail Newlen), Tamu Thomas Walker (Big Contribution), Melissa McMillan (Under the Radar), and Gail Newlen (Problem Solver - Tied with Lisa Craig)

Throughout the two-and-a-half day event, the EP team members participated in sessions lead by EP directors, as well as PCG notables. Sessions focused on renewed team efforts and leverage expertise, within out division and throughout the company, to achieve growth.

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Etta and Lisa pose for a photo

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Josh Ellis giving an in-depth look at PCG Education's newest staffing service, EdForce

Lastly, everyone assembled to pose for a group shot to commemorate the event. The EP team has forcefully grown in the past couple of years and we look forward to next year's annual retreat!


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From left to right: First Row: Carol Mish, Molly Carter, Jessica DeBord, Hilary Wolf, Etta Holmes, Julie Celebi, Lisa Craig, Rick Purcell Second Row: Jennifer Pluger, Chad Gilbert, Lesley Reub, Tiffany Lyles, Shavonda McGlone Third Row: Aaron Cheney, Tony Brown, Summer Tarpley, Cabral Thorton, Bruce Douglas, Tamu Thomas Walker, Susan Green, Raleta Summers, Lisa Ohlinger-Diaz, Toby Williams, Erica Major, Ed Gund,Rolf Ruben, Wendy Markquart Fourth Row: Jim Popp, Marty Huebschman, Gail Newlen, Monique Thomas, Melissa McMillan, Andrew Feller, Josh Ellis, Kara Lewis, Morgan Hunter, Irene Bailey, Anthony Castelonia, Thomas MacDonald.

Additional photos taken by EP team member, Aaron Cheney, can be found here.