Two project managers honored for outstanding contributions to the University community
For the 13th consecutive year, Facilities Services leadership honors employees who contribute significantly to the University of Chicago community with the awarding of the Keller Award, named for Janet Keller, a former project manager. Earning Keller Awards this year are project managers who hail from two units within FS: Laura Jansky-Jacobs, who works for Capital Project Delivery, and Maya Gharpure of the Planning & Design unit. Honored with the Keller Award honorable mention this year is Kevin Rodgers, energy engineer with the Operations unit.
FS welcomes summer interns
Each year, Facilities Services hires a mix of high school and undergraduate students who gain hands-on experience working in a variety of fields including finance, procurement, business systems, design, construction project management and facilities operations. This year we celebrated a milestone by hiring 24 students, representing the largest group of interns ever hired for a single season.
UChicago volunteers tackle home repairs in Englewood with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago
For the second consecutive year, Facilities Services joined with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago to make a positive impact on our surrounding communities. Volunteers from FS, students from The Laboratory Schools and staff from the Office of Civic Engagement gathered at the Englewood home of Tommie and Bessie Harris, a retired couple who needed assistance with a multitude of home repairs.
Campus trees branch out online
Although located in an urban area, the University of Chicago’s 217-acre park-like campus has more than 3,500 trees representing more than 50 species, many which are native to our region. Managing the trees on campus requires an ever-evolving inventory of the collection, which the University manages via an searchable online databse. Click to learn more about our tree inventory.