For decades, the Heavy Duty (Custodial) Crew has been a cornerstone of the Work Program. Often working behind the scenes, Heavy Duty ensures that our facilities are maintained and ready for learning, serving, and celebrating. Dutifully led by Rodney Lytle, ’73 for almost 35 of his 46 years of work at the College, Heavy Duty inspires loyalty in its crew members that lasts a lifetime – “once Heavy Duty, always Heavy Duty.”
The work performed includes custodial and maintenance tasks — work that on the surface, might not seem particularly appealing. But as you develop your skills (how do you safely use and dispose of chemicals, anyway?), you will also come to find that work of all shapes develops discipline and empathy. And that the work that goes on behind the scenes in an organization are as important as those at the top of the organization.
Grit. Not Glamour.
The work performed by Heavy Duty is often not pretty, but like all work at the College, it develops skills, character, and resiliency. There is a reason that Heavy Duty alumni are so fiercely loyal – there is magic in the community it fosters.