(Photos by Rob Mattson and Bill Sweet/Amherst College, Office of Public Affairs) Hundreds of Amherst College faculty and staff attended the Employee Recognition Picnic Lunch, on the Val Quad, Tuesday afternoon, May 29, 2012. The event celebrated hard work and dedication from all College employees who work both on and off-campus. Following a buffet lunch from Dining Services, President Biddy Martin presented special awards of recognition to those nominated by fellow employees. Festivities then went into overdrive, as those who lead College departments sat atop a dunktank. Raffle prizes were also awarded, and employees treated to a carnival-like atmosphere, complete with cotton candy, kettle corn, old-fashioned soda and a DJ.