PGMS Salutes Columbia for Grounds Management Excellence

Office of the Executive Vice President
November 16, 2010

Columbia University recently received a star-a green star to be exact-by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) with an Honor Award in the Society's 2010 Green Star Awards competition. The award was given in the Urban University Grounds category for exceptional grounds maintenance. The ceremony was held on October 29 during the Society's annual expo in Louisville, KY

"This is a great honor to receive," said Frank Molina, Columbia University Facilities' supervisor of grounds. "It not only recognizes the efforts put in by our staff, but also Columbia University's commitment toward enriching their students', staff's, and visitors' lives through green spaces."

The 2010 Honor Award joins the University's other recent PGMS awards, including the University's 2008 Green Star Award for its work at Baker Field and the 2007 Grand Award for urban university grounds