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Custodian Silvia Nuno and Senior Administrative Assistant Nikki Puliyanda pitch in on Campus Beautification Day 

On Thursday, August 15, IVC facilities staff, including their managers, spent the morning going above and beyond their duties to beautify the campus in advance of the fall semester.

IVC President Glenn Roquemore honored the facilities crew for their efforts at the Classified Senate breakfast meeting, held during Professional Development Week.

“I usually like to get here early and take a quiet walk around the campus,” President Roquemore told the assembled staff members. “What I see when I walk this campus is art. And I’m not talking about the artwork that we have on campus; I’m talking about the care, the passion, that goes into manicuring this campus in a way that is absolutely inviting to our students; to the public; to the community that comes here.

“When I walk inside our classrooms, it’s the same thing; you’ll hardly find a scuff mark. You’ll find floors that are absolutely shining and inviting. Well-painted buildings. All of these things are incredibly important to our students.”

President Roquemore also honored Lead Building Maintenance Worker Benjamin Smith at the meeting for winning the President’s Executive Council award.

Pictured from left to right: President Glenn Roquemore, Lead Building Maintenance Worker Benjamin Smith, Classified Senate President Amy Hunter
The Campus Beautification Day tradition occurs each semester, and sees facilities employees donning different hats in order to prepare the campus for its incoming students; administrative assistants become window washers, and managers pick up litter. Landscaping is perfected, floors are polished, and locker rooms are de-mucked. Afterward, the employees enjoy a meal together.
“I’m incredibly pleased with the work our crew has done, and their dedication to making IVC an environment where faculty, staff, and students can have a positive experience every school year,” said Jeff Hurlbut, IVC director of facilities.
The department hopes that one day, faculty and staff from other departments will be able to join them in working together to making IVC shine.
“We want to make sure that our campus is in tip-top shape for when our students come back. We do what we can to provide our students with an effective learning environment,” said Mark Wheeler, IVC’s assistant director of facilities.


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Pictured top left to right: Administrative Assistant Haley King, Maintenance Coordinator Ramon Montiel
Pictured bottom left to right: Grounds Specialist Stan Araiza, Assistant Director of Facilities (Capital Outlay) Parker Davis