Joanne Dolan of South College wrote “a long overdue” note to thank John Strycharz and his crew for sprucing up the area outside the main entrance of the Dean’s office. “John is professional and courteous and his crew is a direct reflection of the high expectations he has for his work. I also enjoy working with Cathy Collins and Beau St. Jaques. Thanks again for your help!”
John Hayes from Building Maintenance received “candidate for sainthood” kudos from Patricia Cromack of Stockbridge Hall. John solved a “banging” problem in the heating system, which took multiple diagnostics and skill to get just right.
Terrace at Conte
Jo-Ann Bourguignon, Program Coordinator at the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, wrote to say how lovely the terrace looks. Landscape personnel, under the supervision of Gary Glazier, arrived to “trim, prune, mulch, edge, shape, sweep, and – Voila! — the garden looks amazing!”
Gail Gray of Residential Academic Programs wrote to thank the Construction Services crew, under the direction of Robert Barnicle, for filling in the potholes on Fearing St. “Thanks for taking care of Southwest – all of our students, teachers, staff, and visitors. Job well done!”
Susan Mahler, Director of EWC Counseling Services, wrote to thank Steve Kosmider for his excellent work ethic in maintaining the EWC. “He takes pride in his work and is very easy to work with. Thank you.” In a separate email, she again praised Steve’s work. “He is a hard worker, thorough and attentive.”
Jo-Ann Bourguignon wrote to thank Tom Patterson and Kishor Chakal for the “extraordinary efforts” of the night custodians. They are “respectful and accommodating,” including making sure ad-hoc requests are handled. In addition to routine duties, they “plow through” clean up after special events, and ready the building for daily activities. “My director, Prof. James Watkins,” also thanks you!
Lorraine Robidoux of the College of Engineering wrote to thank Physical Plant staff for their “wonderful” job during Commencement activities.
Bernie Daly takes a shortcut through Hasbrouck Hall most days. She wrote to affirm the work of Phenpa Dhondup, Lyudmila Shlegal, Tatiana Sherstyvkova, and Wayne Chabot in particular, for the “cleanliness and shine” of that building. “Everything is neat as a pin!”
Samantha Willis, a Campus Sustainability Intern, wrote to thank whoever helped her get back into an erroneously locked office.
Moving Crew – 3 Affirmations
Robert Cox, Head of Special Collections at the Library, wrote to thank Hollis Henderson and the Moving Crew for picking up the carillons, and to say that the Clarke School folks had singled him out, also, for doing an excellent job. Thanks also to Lamont Allen and Ron Culver, crew members!
Also, Patricia Cromack, from the College of Natural Sciences, wrote to thank these three. “Right after graduation, we had to move (lots)! What potentially could have been a circus went very smoothly and without a hitch. (This crew) is incredibly accommodating, responsive, and great guys to work with.”
And also, Larry Snyder wrote to thank the Moving Crew for Physical Plant second floor personnel’s move to Dickinson Hall. “Everyone was professional and courteous. The transition was much less difficult with their assistance and good humor.”
Interim Chief of Police Patrick Archbald wrote to Pam Monn to thank the Grounds Department for loaning a 40-foot storage trailer to the UMPD. “Thank you for your generous donation.
Patricia Alex, Ellen Roberts, Nancy Torrey, Donald Fisher each wrote individually to thank the Landscape Crew for their work around E-Lab I. “It has been a joy to watch the campus come alive with new plantings.” “They did a fabulous job!” “Our surroundings have an impact on how you feel each day while working. Your hard work and impressive improvement to our area is great. It brings great joy and happiness. Your hard work does make a difference!” “It’s been a pleasure seeing the transformation!” Becky Walton, Don Loper, Una Reiser, Bill Allen, and Dave Pielock worked on this.
Fine Arts Center
Don Macleod, Patrick McNaney, and Andy Hartley received kudos from Nicole Young, Audience Service Manager at the FAC. “They did an amazing job,” in preparing the Concert Hall for Commencement activities. “They made our day much easier!”