SSC Services for Education Grounds Department Honored Alongside Award Winning Tarleton State University

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Professional Grounds Management Society presents 2018 Green Star Grand Award

Stephenville, TX (October 2018) – The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) recognized Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas with a Grand Award in the Society’s 2018 Green Star Awards® competition. The award was given in the University and College Grounds category for exceptional grounds maintenance. Winners were honored during the Society’s 2018 Awards Dinner held Oct. 18 in conjunction with the School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 16-19.

From the Trogdon House at center of campus which students helped construct in 1923, to the Tarleton Iris bread by J.V Laird to perfectly showcase Tarleton State University’s colors, to the daily challenges of maintaining 180 acres that contain over 5000 Knockout Roses, the SSC Services for Education Tarleton State University Grounds Department stands apart in their dedication to the beautification of the campus and community, honoring its history and tradition, and partnering in their passion for Tarleton State University’s mission to develop moral and ethical thinkers, scholars, and leaders who demonstrate civility and integrity, while contributing meaningfully and responsibly to a global society.

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. Grand, Honor and Merit Awards are offered in 15 categories. The judging criteria are: overall aesthetics, staff professionalism, response to grounds related challenges, sustainable practices, and safety. Additionally, SSC Services for Education accounts were recognized with the PGMS Green Star Honor Award at Prairie View A&M University and West Texas A&M University.

About SSC Services for Education SSC Service for Education based in Knoxville, Tennessee provides customized facility solutions to over 130 educational clients in 24 states.  Our 9000+ employees partner with these educational institutions to further the success and well-being of students, staff, and faculty by delivering quality facilities programs – custodial, grounds, and maintenance. As a trusted and specialized provider, we are committed to enhancing educational settings and creating financial guarantees that can be reallocated into key areas of Tarleton State University’s academic mission. With SSC, students and staff flourish in improved surroundings, while you focus on your core objective: educating our future. 

Media Contact:

Catherine Merritt
Communications, SSC Services for Education
(865) 673-4372

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