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Staff News January 2021

January 25, 2021

New Hires

  • Peter Mackey, senior mechanical/plumbing engineer, Office of the University Building Official

Best Wishes to FM Retirees

  • Ron Herfurth, senior mechanical/plumbing engineer, Office of the University Building Official
    September 1988-January 2021

Professional Accomplishments

  • Nathan Henderson, electrician apprentice with Automation Services, is a member of the U.S. National Guard and was called upon to protect our government representatives during the inauguration of our 46th President Joe Biden and 49th Vice President Kamala Harris.

Compliments from Customers

  • Orlando Watkins: Thank you so much for your help and diligence in correcting our hot water issue. The work you have done has made the staff happy and has had a positive impact on how we can perform patient care. Since doing a five-minute hand scrub in cold water is not pleasant, the time it took you to look at all of the sinks and make them hot was perceived by us as awesome! Also, the communication has been great on the issue. I hope you have a great week off. Happy New Year! —Robert Growden, UVA Health Radiology
  • Ryan Taylor and Central Grounds Maintenance Zone: Thanks to everyone who responded to the flood in the Drama Addition. It was taken care of with urgency and great efficiency. —Steven Warner, UVA Drama

Noted with Regret

  • David E. Morris, HVAC installation and repair technician in HSPP Zone 1, died Jan. 5, 2021. He had worked at UVA for more than 30 years and was well-known for showing his Ford Bronco trucks at the annual Ice Cream Social & Car Show every year.
  • Gordon Carlton “G.C.” Baird, a retiree of Facilities Management, died Dec. 15, 2020. G.C. retired from UVA after 32 years of service.
  • David H. Miller, a retiree of Facilities Management, died Jan. 11, 2021. He was employed by the University of Virginia for 37 years.

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