Photos of Darth Vader, ET and Mork and Mindy lined the walls of the quiet dining room in the PUB yesterday. Yoda, Princess Leia, a Jedi knight and a space alien visited with their friends from across campus. The characters, although some would say "were the real deal," were actually classified staff members who dressed the part for the theme of this year's 13th Annual Classified Staff Social -- Galactic Adventures in Space.
Staff commiserated on a challenging trivia contest, with Angela Hughes earning the most points; and Ann Martin-Cummins was only 48 Reese's Pieces short of guessing the more than 2,000 chocolates in a jar. Martin-Cummins also took home the Best Costume title, with Lynn Yaw and Kathy Langer also winning "BC" prizes -- Martin-Cummins was bedazzled to say the least, claiming to be a B-movie alien; Yaw was a Jedi knight and Langer was an SCC space alien, all done up in green with a green raffia headdress.
Emcee Kim Thompson, aka Obi-wan Kenobi brought laughs with her quick wit and dry sense of humor and introduced a short video prepared by members of the Classified Staff Committee, and VP for Academic Affairs John Backes, aka Captain Kirk, welcomed staff. Both elicited laughs and applause.
The annual event was hosted by President Lambert and the SCC President's Senior Executive Team to honor the hard work and accomplishments of staff. The luncheon was sponsored by the Puget Sound Automobile Dealers Association and the SCC Foundation. Enjoy a slideshow of the event.