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November 16, 2011

University honored for grounds maintenance

two men with plaque

The Professional Grounds Management Society recognized the University with a Grand Award in the Society’s 2011 Green Star Awards competition. The award was given in the Urban University Grounds category for exceptional grounds maintenance.

“This is a great honor to receive,” says Dan Schied, manager of horticulture and grounds for the University, pictured here with Joseph Jackson, president of the grounds society and director of grounds for Duke University. “It not only recognizes the efforts put in by our staff, but also the University’s commitment toward enriching its students’, staff members, and visitors’ lives through green spaces.

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