First impressions matter for campus grounds crew

The Physical Plant staff members are often the first to arrive on campus and the last to leave each day. It is no small feat to maintain the 120-acre main campus and off-campus facilities. Jamie Colanero will tell you – it’s all about first impressions. As Director of Road and Grounds and Special Events Coordinator, he says: “Anytime we go anywhere, the first thing is the attention to detail. Do it right first.” That attention to detail shows – from the colorful flowers in the spring and summer, to the roads kept free of snow in the winter. Visitors to campus often comment on our beautiful, well-maintained grounds. Jamie says: “Sometimes the compliments give me goose bumps. They’re phenomenal. It makes us feel great that we are helping.”

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