Staff Senate Announces Razorback Recovery as the Outstanding Staff Team for 2019

Razorback Recovery Team Gretchen Brannon, Emery Gower and Kym Williams.
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Razorback Recovery Team Gretchen Brannon, Emery Gower and Kym Williams.

The University of Arkansas Staff Senate is pleased to announce the office staff of Razorback Recovery as the Outstanding Staff Team Award recipients.

Razorback Recovery aims to provide a supportive environment for students in (or seeking) recovery, lessen the stigma associated with addiction and recovery, and assist students in achieving academic, personal and professional success. From designating a space in the Health Center called the Razorback Recovery Lounge for students in the recovery community to providing monthly events to participating in advocacy on campus and at the state level, Razorback Recovery facilitates support for students and groups across campus in recovery efforts.

Their outreach extends beyond campus, as well, through such events as the "Wooo Pig Sober Tailgate" that took place at the Mississippi State football game last fall. Ten Mississippi State students in recovery, as well as the director of the recovery program in Starkville, made the trip to Fayetteville for a shared bonding experience.

Razorback Recovery team members are Emery Gower, Gretchen Brannon and Kym Williams.

Razorback Recovery offers weekly support meetings, scholarship opportunities, social activities, a lounge area, and advocacy opportunities for students in recovery on campus. Weekly meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5 to 6pm in room 2123 of the Pat Walker Health Center. For more information contact Emery Gower at

The Outstanding Staff Team was recognized at the Feb. 18 Staff Senate Awards Celebration. The team received a plaque and a cash award of $2,500. Please join the Staff Senate in congratulating this amazing team!


Autumn Parker, chair, Awards Committee
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