Second annual Facilities Management awards honor six

The second annual Facilities Management staff recognition event drew more than 300 people to Alumni Hall earlier this month.

The event honored tradespeople, custodians and staff from across the department.

Greg Scott, senior vice chancellor for Business and Operations, cited numerous “remarkable achievements,” including work being done at Salk Hall, Forbes Street Market and the new Community Engagement Center in Homewood and the several LED lighting projects that are providing energy savings. 

“Equally, if not more important for the campus operation is our custodial services team,” Scott said, which makes up half of the Facilities staff. “They’ve done a terrific job not only with cleaning, but in their emergency response efforts, and strong support of what is really a never-ending demand for event set ups across the University.”

The awards given out included:

  • Star Award: Jim Karpa (pictured), project engineer

  • Custodian of the Year (new this year): Ruth Mullen, who works in the Cathedral of Learning. 

  • Rookie Award: Kayla Wengerd, Tech Services

  • Team Award: Contract Administration group, including Tawanda Stamps, Cheri Hoffer, and Shannon Pisano.