MCC employees from a variety of departments were praised by the Board of Trustees recently for their hard work in getting MCC-Penn Valley’s Health Science Institute up and running again after a water main flood caused extensive damage in the building’s sub-basement and forced the building to close.
Trustees, at their Sept. 29 meeting, approved a commendation resolution and also applauded a handful of employees who were on hand to listen to the reading of the resolution.
The flood on the last weekend of July — three weeks before the start of fall classes — put 5 to 7 feet of standing water in the sub-basement boiler room and elevator shafts, and another 1 to 2 inches in a zero-level hallway and instructional spaces.
The resolution commended employees’ “diligent efforts and remarkable teamwork” and called their work a “significant undertaking.” To quote from the resolution:
Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Board of Trustees hereby commends those employees whose remarkably industrious and persistent work together, during a crisis which occurred in an already demanding season of the academic year, resulted in the reopening of the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute within nineteen days and prior to the first day of the fall 2016 semester …
Departments and personnel cited in the resolution: Facility Services, Information Technology, MCC Police, Purchasing, Legal, Instructional Services, Student Development, MCC-Penn Valley computer lab and Information Center staff, HSI employees, Student Financial Services, Communications and Public Relations.