A Special Thanks to All Essential Personnel

Posted by: admin on February 6, 2014, 6 Comments

To: ESU Campus Community
FROM: President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D.
Re: Special Thanks to All Essential Personnel

While many of us were able to enjoy the comforts of our rooms/homes during the recent snow closings at ESU, what you may not know or realize is that there has been a dedicated group of staff members who have worked around the clock – that’s right, 24/7 – to keep our university safe, our roads and sidewalks clean and our food services and recreation center open.


Please join me in thanking:

The Crew from Facilities Management who brave the elements and make their way to campus in the middle of the night in order to clear the roads, sidewalks, and keep the residence halls clean. Their demonstration of teamwork and their care for each ESU student is a tribute to our campus and to them as individuals.

Campus Police who have provided safe rides to campus for our students at University Ridge as their time and duties have allowed. Their extra efforts during the snow storms have enabled some students from the Ridge to study with their friends, work out or enjoy a meal at Dansbury Commons.


ARAMARK’s Food Service Staff for their hard work in preparing meals for students and essential employees, despite the fact that some of their employees were unable to make it to campus.

and, the Rec Center Staff for keeping our fitness centers open and available to students who want to work off extra energy.


Please join me in saying THANK YOU to these men and women who have worked so hard for our students, above and beyond their usual job responsibilities. When you’re out and about on campus this week, consider taking a moment to stop and say “Thanks” to some of these staff members for all they’ve done to make life on campus safe and convenient. I know your personal acknowledgement of their work will mean a great deal to them.


6 Responses to “A Special Thanks to All Essential Personnel”

Debra Ballinger

Posted February 6, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Thank you to all facilities and maintenance personnel for your excellent work in keeping roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and buildings clean and clear for us. You are GREATLY appreciated! (Debra Ballinger, President, University Senate.)

Deidra Jefferson

Posted February 6, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Thank you Facilities and Maintenance for your hard work and dedication to our university and students. You are appreciated.

Deidra Jefferson- Office of Admission

Tammy Boyd

Posted February 6, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Thank you to all those who sacrificed to ensure that the ESU campus was ready for students today!! Your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed!! Signed, a proud ESU student

Caryn Fogel

Posted February 6, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Thank you Facilities, Aramark, University Police, and the Rec Center staff! You always provide service with a smile and it’s a pleasure to work with you!

Well DONE!! As someone with challenges walking from my car to my office, you all made these snowy days worry free!!

Dora Bonsu

Posted February 9, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Thank You!