East Georgia State College’s Department of Plant Operations
Although the Department of Plant Operations at East Georgia State College receives little fanfare, they are quietly on the job day after day. They are the very hub of the college’s operations, and keep the students, faculty and staff comfortable and able to conduct the business of education throughout the year.
The department is divided into several divisions, such as building maintenance, landscape/grounds, and custodial. Each division performs their duties to keep the college in top operating order.
During the holiday break, the building maintenance division painted interior walls in the Jean A. Morgan Activities Center, while mechanical upgrades were being performed to the HVAC (heating and air conditioning) system. In the George L. Smith, II building, restroom renovations were being completed to give a new, updated appearance. The entrance floors in the academic building were retiled giving the Mathematic/Science and Social Science wings a more aesthetic appearance.
The EGSC Landscape/Grounds Division is busy clearing out debris in the landscaped areas around the front entrance to the college, as well as around all buildings on campus. They performed controlled burning to clear the brush out of wooded areas located behind the Academic and Luck Flanders Gambrell Center on campus. This controlled burning will create a nicer appearance once the landscaping “greens up” this spring. The division is continuing to develop the cross-country course, with Dr. Walt Mason’s input, in anticipation of the October cross-country event.
The Custodial Division used the time during the holiday break to do some deep cleaning of buildings and carpet shampooing of classrooms and hallways, in preparation for spring semester 2014. They have also been working continuously at Bobcat Villas.
Plant Operations at East Georgia State College Statesboro has also been in high gear. Felix Loya and Keith Murphree manage building maintenance and landscape grounds. At various times, members of Plant Operations from the Swainsboro campus visit the Statesboro campus to assist. Laying fresh pine straw,
interior painting, and general cleaning of classrooms also took place at EGSC Statesboro during the holiday period. Custodians, Sharon Vickers and Jacqueline Perkins, made sure everything inside the center was in perfect order.