October 23, 2003

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations

VSU Plant Operations Team Receives Special Board of Regents"distinguished services" Award

The Valdosta State University Plant Operations Department has received a special "distinguished services" award from the Board of Regents. The presentation, made by Vice Chancellor Linda Daniels at an October 23 state Facilities conference, is unique." This is the first award of its kind within the University System in that it is not given to an individual but to a group of individuals,? said Daniels. ?It has been created to recognize the collective work of a Plant Operations unit over a period of years.? Daniels said the award ?honors teamwork and partnership.? She added, ?when I first came to the System Office several years ago I became familiar with the work at VSU. Valdosta State has always responded to the Facilities Office and to me in ways, which have been helpful and which I shall always appreciate. A visit to the campus is proof of the talent and dedication of Bob Bell, Bob Delong, Robert Tindall, their management team and their employees. I am proud to present this award to the Valdosta State University Plant Operations for years of consistent, excellent work and for contributions to the betterment of Valdosta State University and to the University System."