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Virginia Wesleyan College has once again been recognized by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) with an Honor Award in its 2015 Green Star Awards competition. The College has been acknowledged for exceptional maintenance of its 300-acre campus in the University and College Grounds category. VWC’s Assistant Director of Housekeeping and Grounds Mike Rigby accepted the award on behalf of the College at the at the 43rd Annual Professional Grounds Management Awards Ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky on Oct. 23 (view photo). The award was presented by PGMS Past President John Burns, CGM. The Green Star Awards program brings national recognition to grounds maintained with a high degree of excellence and recognizes individual professional efforts leading to high standards and high quality landscape appearance. In a recent communication to campus, VWC President Scott D. Miller applauded the efforts of Vice President for Operations Bruce Vaughan, Assistant Director for Housekeeping and Grounds Mike Rigby, and the entire Grounds staff: “Their hard work and diligence in maintaining our beautiful campus helps us present Virginia Wesleyan College in the best light possible. We are all proud of their efforts.” Virginia Wesleyan also received a Green Star Award in 2014 and a Green Star Merit Award in 2013. More