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PGMS salutes Tarleton for grounds management
Tarleton Receives PGMS Grand Award The Professional Grounds Management Society awarded Tarleton State University with a 2018 Grand Award, recognizing the institution's outstanding landscape design.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University has received one of two 2018 Grand Awards from the Professional Grounds Management Society for exceptional maintenance of its 180-acre Stephenville campus.

Part of the society’s annual Green Star® competition, Grand Awards are the highest honor given annually by PGMS, recognizing outstanding landscape design and construction. Villanova University in Philadelphia received the second Grand Award.

In particular, PGMS noted Tarleton’s vibrant purple and white tulips and pansies at the Welcome Center. SSC Service Solutions maintains Tarleton’s grounds, conserving and protecting the university’s natural resources and safeguarding its environmental health and safety.

“SSC is committed to creating and maintaining an attractive and environmentally responsible Stephenville campus,” said Grounds Manager Mike Newton. “The Grand Award speaks to that commitment.”

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience, marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. Offering degree programs in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online to more than 13,000 students, Tarleton engages with communities through real-world learning experiences to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.

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Contact: Cecilia Jacobs, Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Communications
254-968-1620
cjacobs@tarleton.edu

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Tarleton Receives PGMS Grand Award

The Professional Grounds Management Society awarded Tarleton State University with a 2018 Grand Award, recognizing the institution's outstanding landscape design.