By Nancy Doolittle
What is a decade?
In Bartels’ years, it is recognizing 58 Building Care staff with the Bartels Award for Custodial Service Excellence, and providing scholarships for 15 Building Care staff and 44 children of department staff.
Phil Bartels ’71, his wife Susan and their daughter and Cornell University Council member, Katie Bartels ’06, returned to Cornell to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bartels awards and scholarship program, Dec. 20 in Call Auditorium. They joined Vice President KyuJung Whang; former director of Building Care Rob Osborn and his wife, Mary Beth; and Facilities Management leadership to recognize the work of about 400 Building Care staff, hand out awards to six custodial and housekeeping staff members, and present one staff member and 10 children of staff members with scholarships.
Osborn gave a brief history of the program, which was developed shortly after Katie Bartels graduated from Cornell as a...