Emory Report
September 7, 2004
Volume 57, Number 03


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September 7, 2004
FM wins top national award

BY beverly clark

Earlier this year, Emory’s Facilities Management (FM) division received the 2004 Award of Excellence in Facilities Management from the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers. Bob Hascall, senior associate vice president for FM, accepted the award, the association’s highest institutional honor, on behalf of the University during the annual Educational Facilities Leadership Forum in Washington.

“This great achievement is a testament to the magnificent team spirit, cooperation and excellent work done by the talented staff of Facilities Management at Emory,” Hascall said. “I am honored to see their outstanding—and often behind the scenes—work recognized by our peers across the nation.”

Emory received the Award for Excellence as a result of an in-depth review and verification of the high levels of excellence in the processes used and the results achieved by its facilities management department. The review covers areas such as: purpose and goals; organization and resources; policies and procedures; communications and quality of relationships; and divisional planning. FM met and, in some categories, exceeded the established requirements to receive this award.

The Award for Excellence is designed to recognize and advance excellence in the field of educational facilities. Originally established in 1988, it provides educational institutions the opportunity for national and international recognition for outstanding achievement in facilities management. The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (also known as APPA, a vestige of its former name, the Association of Physical Plant Administrators) was founded in 1914 and represents nearly 4,500 learning institutions throughout the United States, Canada and other countries.