Washington University honors Anderson with Gloria White Award

Washington University honors Anderson with Gloria White Award

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Pallavi Pathak
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New Delhi, Updated on Jul 11, 2024 12:24 IST

He was awarded the Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award 2024 for contributing beyond his daily work as a horticulturist and grounds manager and making an impact on the university.

Washington University honors Anderson with Gloria White Award

Washington University in St. Louis has honoured grounds manager and horticulturalist Chris Anderson who has significantly contributed to the university's landscape in the last 10 years.

He was awarded an engraved glass and $1000 in recognition of his accomplishment.

Mary Ann Dill, a project manager in Facilities Planning & Management said, “When one looks around campus and gazes at our breathtaking landscape, that’s the work of Chris behind the scenes. The work done by Chris absolutely makes us all thrive in this environment. If you need proof, just walk outside and take a look.”

While commenting on receiving this award, Anderson said, “One of the most satisfying aspects of my job is witnessing the amazing collaboration between our landscape contractor, the biology department, the campus community and the students, which has resulted in propelling our landscapes to an incredible level."

“WashU is an amazing place to work because there is real purpose in what we do here. When you are passionate about what you do and with the people involved, everything else just falls into place," he added.

Apart from his daily work, he fostered a partnership with the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences and its students. He is a certified arborist with 38 years of experience in landscaping and horticulture.

Other staff members also received awards

Other staff members also got awards at the recognition gala 2024 held recently at 18Rails in City Foundry. The Community Impact Award winners were - Washington University Police Department Officers Jesse Siefert and Greg Casem. These officers are handlers of WUPD’s comfort dogs. University Operations Award was bagged by John Henderson, senior manager of the benefits service centre in the Office of Human Resources. The Emerging Leader Award was given to Renee Parks, senior research manager at the Prevention Research Center at the Brown School.

The Gloria White Award was established in 1998 in honor of White who was a campus leader for around 30 years until her passing in 2003.

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