Grant Davey, grounds maintenance/auto shop supervisor, has been named the recipient of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh May STAR Award.
Davey was nominated by Adam Bellcorelli, a UW Oshkosh graduate student. Portions of his nomination follow.
“Grant has given the grounds crew a great, positive attitude and enthusiasm! Grant has stayed over night on campus in order to better respond to snow removal needs and has gotten the equipment his crew needs to better do their jobs. Whether it was getting the snow plow brush fixed or getting Kubota snow plows dispatched to where they are needed, Grant has confronted the historically troublesome task of annual snow removal and shown the leadership that truly makes a difference for everyone on campus.
“It is a testament to Grant’s energy and ability to empower his crew to seek out problem areas and make all of campus accessible as efficiently as possible. It is a big job and much of our campus is difficult to monitor and service immediately but with an enthusiastic and well organized grounds crew, life on campus in the wintertime is much more enjoyable.
“I believe it is because of Grant’s willingness to encourage his staff to be proactive that the day I was digging my car out of nearly 2 feet of snow in the Fletcher Hall Lot, the grounds crew members, Cathy and George, were driving around to check the lots, stopped and got out in the freezing cold to help me shovel out and brush off the car.
“The improvements in the quality of organization and results that I have seen these last couple of years from our excellent grounds crew is refreshing.
“I would love it if we could honor the entire Grounds Crew.”
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