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Staff News October 2020

New Hires

  • Erika Herz, sustainability temp, Office for Sustainability
  • Mike Roberts, trades utility senior worker, Health System Physical Plant Zone 1

Noted with Regret

  • Gordon "Happy" Durham, who worked at Facilities Management for 31 years, died October 3. Happy retired as the Chiller Plants manager in 2014.
  • Charles E. Amos, a retiree of Facilities Management, died Feb. 12.

Compliments from Customers

  • Jim O'Rourke and Bryce Humphreys
    McCormick Zone Electrician Apprentice Bryce Humphreys and Electrician Jim O’Rourke
    Jim O’Rourke and Bryce Humphreys: I recently heard about a bicycle accident on Whitehead Road and your willingness to step up and help the injured rider. I appreciate your caring for him so well and staying by his side. In doing so, you also represented UVA so well. Thanks for going above and beyond the call to help someone in need. We’re fortunate to have good people like you at the University. —James E. Ryan, President, University of Virginia
  • Tiffanny Morris, Jamie Joyner, Ryan Gumlock, Kenny Bower and teams: I write to provide acknowledgement to those on your teams supporting the School of Education and Human Development. I have received a number of kudos over the past several weeks regarding the work your teams have done to prepare for a safe return of students, faculty and staff to Grounds. I know that this was an undertaking and we feel very well taken care in our facilities both on and off-Grounds. Our collective thanks to Tiffanny Morris, Jamie Joyner, Ryan Gumlock, Kenny Bower, and the teams supporting them for the outstanding effort this summer and fall. —Joey Carls, Director of Operations, School of Education and Human Development

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