Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Unsung Heroes Among Us:

Over the past several days, as our University and region have been battling wildfires, many of our own employees have been working tirelessly to ensure the safety and welfare of our campus community. From the first sighting of the flames on the hill, the campus’s Emergency Operations Team jumped into action and activated our Emergency Operations Center where several employees from across campus worked around the clock for several days on end. Through their diligent work and collective efforts, our campus was evacuated, monitored, protected, and made safe for re-inhabiting.

These unsung heroes have done remarkable work and in full-force have truly displayed the FAS Vision statement: every employee is a leader empowered to decide, change, and shape our future. I’d like to highlight two of our exceptional heroes who are shown in the photo below. Sid Alvarez and Larry Russell stepped in and stepped up when our campus needed it most. These brave gentlemen truly displayed what it means to decide, change, and shape our future, and through their actions – they helped save our campus. Many thanks to you, Sid and Larry. And many thanks to our Emergency Operations Team and all who took part in helping our campus and region weather this storm.  

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