Halloween brings the ghouls and goblins, but the Annandale Student Services staff restricts them to their doors. Annandale Student Services Division Offices in the CA Building came together to compete for who would reign supreme as the Door Decorating Contest Pumpkin King. This year they had eight wonderful submissions. Corri Sullivan from the Career and Transfer Center had a “Transfer Pumpkin Patch,” Margarita Martinez in Counseling displayed a “Day of the Dead Sugar Skull,” Jessie Zahorian in Counseling had a “Grade Graveyard,” Kristy Balbuena of Pathways had a Harry Potter themed “Chamber of Secrets,” Associate Dean Kelly DeSenti had a “Cauldron of Candy,” Maureen Lawson’s from GPS had her door dressed up as an “Advising Fairy Godmother,” Christy Genova from GPS had a Halloween caution “Beware, Do Not Enter” and Lindsay Skeens of GPS had a seasonal “Happy Fall Y’all.”
After an intense staff and student online voting where they had 696 votes, a winner was selected. Genova was the winner and awarded the Jack Skeleton Pumpkin King trophy. She can keep the trophy in her office for the entire year and has also gained bragging rights. People are already planning and strategizing for next year’s contest.