Utilities Plant

Charles Harvey, Utilities Plant Worker at Georgetown University

Charles Harvey, Utilities Plant Worker at Georgetown University

Without the #unsungheroes that work at the university power plant (no matter the weather or time of day), we would not have heat and electricity for our dorms, offices, and classrooms!

We encourage you to acknowledge behind-the-scenes workers like Charles and thank them for their service to our community!

Melvin Blagmon, Utilities Plant Worker at Georgetown University

Melvin Blagmon, Utilities Plant Worker at Georgetown University

"The Plant workers really operate behind-the-scenes... Most people outside of this building aren't really aware of what goes on in here. We control the power, heat, and electricity for the campus! Without power, our university and hospital can't function.. without generating steam through the plant, students do not have hot water or a warm bedroom.Georgetown is like a little city and we are the heartbeat of that city. That's why these guys take their jobs so seriously.. Just like a ship, you need to have a strong engine running.. We operate 24/7 no matter what.."

Dean Perticone, Utilities Plant Worker at Georgetown University

Dean Perticone, Utilities Plant Worker at Georgetown University

"When the snowstorm Jonas hit earlier this year, it was all hands on deck! Many of us stayed on campus to shovel.. I'm not going to lie, it was back breaking work. There was 3 to 4 feet of snow and we were working 12-hour shifts.. Many of us weren't able to return home to see our families for days. ..But what really made it all worth it was seeing the smiles on some of the students faces when they walked by us and the many thank yous that we got from them.. It feels good when people actually appreciate your work."

William Carter, Facilities Management Worker at Georgetown University

William Carter, Facilities Management Worker at Georgetown University

"My advice to the students is to find out where your gift lies...because that's where the money is. When my daughter was growing up, I began to notice that she wasn't able to read and write as well as the other kids in her classes - even all the way up to middle school. But she was street smart! She was also very analytical.. Throughout the years, she learned how to develop her gifts.