Pitt Wins Grounds Services Award

Issue Date: 
December 6, 2010

The University of Pittsburgh’s grounds services unit won a Merit Award in the Professional Grounds Management Society’s (PGMS) 2010 Green Star Awards competition. The award was given in the University and College Grounds category for exceptional grounds maintenance. Winners were honored in late October during the society’s 2010 School of Grounds Management held in Louisville, Ky.

“This is a great honor to receive,” said Kathryn Trent, manager of grounds services in Pitt’s Department of Facilities Management. “It not only recognizes the efforts of our staff, but also the University’s commitment to enriching the lives of its students, staff, and visitors through green spaces.”

Founded in 1911, PGMS is an individual membership society of grounds professionals dedicated to advancing the grounds management profession through education and professional development.