University receives national grounds society honor

Monday, November 2, 2020

UNC Charlotte recently received a 2020 Honor Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) as part of its Green Star Awards competition. The award was given in the University and College Grounds (large 500-plus acres) category for exceptional grounds maintenance. 

This is the University’s third consecutive PGMS award and serves as a testament to the ongoing work and dedication of the FM Grounds team led by grounds superintendent, Joey Cochran.

The Green Star Awards program brings national recognition to grounds maintained with a high degree of excellence, complimenting other national landscape award programs that recognize outstanding landscape design and construction. Overall, PGMS presented three Grand Awards, its highest honor, as well as 14 Honor Awards and three Merit Awards in eight categories of competition.