Holland retirement reception 11 a.m. Jan. 13

A retirement reception for Steve Holland will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13 in the auditorium, room 102 at Facilities Management Shops, 942 N. 22nd St. The reception is free and open to the public.

Holland is a trade manager for plumbing and pneumatic controls at Building Systems Maintenance. He started at BSM in September 1993 as a carpenter. He was later the maintenance lead at the Beadle Center when it opened in summer 1995. He received an EEVACS award in 2000 for creating a system to recover dehumidification water from Beadle Center's air handlers and re-use it in the Bioscience Greenhouses 'swamp' coolers.

He returned to the BSM main office in 2002. He will be missed as much for his sense of humor and upbeat attitude as for his knowledge and skills on the job, his colleagues said. His stash of peppermints will be missed as well.