Whiting-Turner work weekend at UGAMI a success

Participants in the 2017 Whiting-Turner work weekend at UGAMI.

Since 2015, the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company has sponsored an annual volunteer work weekend helping to improve the UGAMI facilities.  Eighteen Whiting-Turner employees and their spouses spent this past weekend on Sapelo Island working side by side with UGAMI staff, Beth Richardson (Friends of UGAMI), and representatives from campus (David Lee, VP for Research; Carl Bergmann, Associate VP for Research; and Gwynne Darden,  Associate VP for Facilities Planning) .  The group painted the interior of the seawater lab, the exterior trim on the Barrier Island Research Lab, and the office of our newly-hired accounting technician, Tina Ridley.  They also pressure washed the exterior walls of the buildings in the main quad and on Saturday afternoon, they held a brainstorming session on infrastructure planning for the UGAMI campus. Thanks to the expertise of the group, which included construction project managers, engineers, and marketing specialists, the brainstorming session yielded many good ideas to consider. As a reward for their hard work, the volunteers enjoyed fantastic meals provided by the kitchen wizards at the Reynolds Mansion and had a beach bonfire on Saturday night.

Everyone at UGAMI thanks Whiting-Turner and the Whiting-Turner employees for all their hard work. You Rock!