Sigma Pi thanks Facility Management at A.C.E. event

Nickalas Tabbert

A University of Minnesota greek chapter has given back to a unique group.

The Sigma Pi Fraternity recently held its Altruistic Campus Experience (A.C.E.) Project to honor the Facilities Managment Staff at the University of Minnesota.

On Friday, April 13, 2012, the chapter honored the staff, which they call “Unsung Heroes" for their efforts to keep the University running smoothly.

“We really wanted to give back to the community and the college, especially the behind the scenes people who make the campus look nice," said Sigma Pi Chapter President Nicholas Ditto. "We want to take the time out to appreciate them and show them that we care.”

The chapter feels management employees are under-appreciated.

In past years, they provided dinner for two shifts of the Facilities Management workers, but this year they added a third, morning shift, welcoming approximately 80 Facilities Management workers into their house.  Last year over 350 workers attended.

The breakfast featured pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit and beverages. The brothers also socialized and played indoor games with the workers.

Facilities Management employees on the second shift "enjoyed the likings of a Sigma Pi weekend barbeque," with burgers, baked beans, potato salad, chips and lemonade.

Later in the evening pizzas were delivered to third shift workers.

The chapter said Facilities Management employees seemed to enjoy the event.

“It was wonderful…fabulous,” said Building and Grounds Worker Kim Clauson. “I feel so special."