Working at a college, you put all your horticultural eggs in one basket, Commencement Day. The Arboretum and Grounds crews have spent the last few weeks manicuring and primping the turf, flower beds, tree rings and even wiping down trash and recycling receptacles for this Sunday. The month of May, we mulch.
Many times overlooked and often a thankless job, Mike P. (Pavlakowski) of the grounds crews puts down new sod along the commencement parade route. Grounds Manager,Claudia Kent wipes down the trash cans in front of the Dining Center.
To ensure the seating area is properly line out for chair set up, Grounds member, David Tierney works with mechanic, Len Sides. They use a string line and paint to evenly mark the rows for seating.
Haverford College on any given day is beautiful. However, on Commencement Day it is transformed to a higher place. It is with pleasure we present the setting for the graduating Class of 2012 with a campus landscape so beloved.
I wish the Seniors happiness and peace as they leave this place ready to start anew.