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Awards and Recognition


We are proud of our award-winning services and dedicated staff members. You can meet some of our amazing staff members by reading about our SITES Awards winners, or you can learn more about the accomplishments of our organization through viewing our recent awards and recognitions listed below.



Employee Receives UT Presidential Award
Juan Mar Mendo, Event & Moving Services, received a 2013 Outstanding Staff Award on April 23.



Custodial Services Recognized at 2012 Simon Institute Symposium
At the Symposium--(OS1) Users Group Meeting--Custodial Services received the Mark Reimers Cleaning for Health Award for contributions to the cleaning industry over the past 12 years. The division also earned the (OS1) Peer Influence Award for assisting peers in furthering their knowledge in the cleaning industry. (OS1) Green Certified Program of Excellence honors went to Welch Hall and the Sanchez Building.

Custodial Services' FIT Start Program Named an APPA Effective & Innovative Practice
The university received a $4,000 check for its innovative start-of-shift warm up routine for custodial employees. Award was presented to Mike Miller and Sally Moore at APPA 2012 in Denver on July 17.

Mike Miller and Sally Moore receiving APPA award

Director Mike Miller Honored as Unsung Hero at APPA 2012
Mike received the APPA president's Unsung Hero Award for his work as a board member, vice president, and president of TAPPA as well has his volunteer work with CAPPA committees and task forces. The award is given to individual APPA members who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in facilities management and have made outstanding contributions to the association.

Employees Receive University's 2012 Outstanding Staff Award
Staff members Jennifer Heath, Gloria Munoz de Ramirez, and Reynaldo Torries honored in May.

Arbor Day Foundation Names University a Tree Campus USA

UT earns honor for 4th consecutive year.


Alice Clayton Named a 2011 SLICE Winner

Fire Safety Systems administrative assistant earns University Operations SLICE honor for excellent service.

University Wins 2011 Maintenance Solutions Achievement Award

Facilities Services used solid data to secure a funding increase for renovations.

Custodial Services Earns Best Cleaning Program Award

Presented at the 10th Annual (OS1) Users Symposium, July 10-12, 2011 in Salt Lake City.

Texas Forest Services Enters Historic Cedar into Big Tree Registry

The deodar cedar adjacent to the Littlefield Home determined to be largest of its species in the state.

UT Austin Named a Tree Campus USA for Third Year

Read Arbor Day Foundation letter.


Texas Community Forestry Awards program names Norman Hackerman Building Tree Relocation Project winner of the "Arboricultural Project Award."

Read details of the award and project. (pdf)

Facilities Services earns recycling honors in Texas RecycleMania competition

Read the news release to learn more (pdf)

Custodial Services Training Program Wins (OS1) Honors

Read about our Training Program of the Year award (pdf)


Arbor Day Foundation names the university a Tree Campus USA for second year.

Read about the honor. (pdf)

Custodial Services Honored at 2009 (OS1) Symposium

Read about the awards. (pdf)

SITES and On the Spot Programs Earn "Effective & Innovative Practices" Award

The University of Texas at Austin received an APPA Effective and Innovative Practices Award for Facilities Services and Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS) SITES and On the Spot Employee Recognition programs. Facilities Services Director Mike Miller and Training Manager Jennifer Heath accepted the award on behalf of the university at the APPA 2009 Conference on July 8.


Arbor Day Foundation names UT a 2008 Campus Tree Tour site

Read Foundation letter announcing this honor.

Urban Forester Larry Maginnis Named Arborist of the Year

See photo of award presentation.

Custodial Services Honored at 2008 (OS1) Symposium

Read press release for details.


Staff Excellence Awards

The Staff Excellence Awards Program recognizes the invaluable contributions that staff make to the university's continued success.





SLICE Awards (University Operations)


SLICE Award winners included Alfredo Lopez, Stores Clerk III in Central Stores, and Robert Moddrell, Training Manager for Custodial Services

2007 SLICE Awards

SLICE Award winners included Melvin Daniels, Facilities Services Supervisor for Solid Waste and Recycling.


Other Awards - 2003 through 2007

APPA Graduates

Facilities Services is a member of APPA. APPA's Institute for Facilities Management is a four-track course of study held twice yearly. It includes core programming in General Administration, Maintenance & Operations, Energy & Utilities, and Planning, Design & Construction. Below are the current employees who have received a Certificate of Graduation for successfully completing the full course offered by the Institute.



Cindy Brewer



Zachary Adcock

Laurie Lentz



Sandy Justice

Ben Reid



Corina Alejo

John Burns



Donna Budge



Sally Moore