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Staff News September 2020

New Hires

Best Wishes to FM Retirees

  • Larry Shackelford, Zone 4 manager, Health System Physical Plant
    May 1994-August 2020

Compliments from Customers

Chuck Thomas and Emergency Power Systems team: Recently, Chuck’s team installed a new ATS in the Telephone Exchange (VLC). This repair was a follow-up to and permanent fix for the ATS failure in June. The maintenance was completed without incident and in less than one hour. This was accomplished with meticulous planning and pre-installation work by Chuck and his team. The Emergency Power Systems team is always willing to assist and consistently provides A+ service. Chuck, Walter, Steven, Daniel, Claude and Cody are an excellent team. —Dale Robinson, University Data Centers

Educational & Professional Accomplishments

Berhan Aljiji, contract administrator for construction with Capital Construction & Renovations, recently earned his Master of Business Administration from Wilmington University.

Chris Hoy, senior supervisory construction administration manager with Capital Construction & Renovations, was named one of the winners of Healthcare Design magazine’s eighth annual HCD 10 awards program, which honors 10 industry standouts across 10 professional categories. Hoy, who has worked at UVA for more than 20 years, was honored for his work on the University Hospital Expansion project. “Hoy not only led the project for the organization but established the working culture of the team building it, a culture that his nomination credits for the project’s success,” according to the article. A special feature was included in the September 2020 issue of Healthcare Design magazine and is available on the Healthcare Design website to subscribers (login required).

Laura Duckworth, director of Occupational Programs, was recently reappointed by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to serve on the Virginia Apprenticeship Council. The council consists of 11 members who establish the standards for apprentice agreements and work with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry which is responsible for administering the provisions of the Voluntary Apprenticeship Act.

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