Warren Noble, the groundskeeper with facility services at IUPUC, was selected as the employee of the quarter for the third quarter of 2017.
“There were several highly deserving nominees this quarter, but as one of Warren’s nominators wrote, he consistently goes beyond his minimum responsibilities,” shared Hill. The nominator wrote:
Every morning, when I walk in, or during the day when I walk around campus, I see Warren attending to all the details of our campus, working hard to beautify our space, and make it a welcoming, desirable place to work and study. He keeps the lawn trimmed, neat, and growing well. He recently added more flowers and potted displays of plants around different areas including near parking lots, near the Education entrance, and in the courtyard. These go beyond simple plants and pots and really add a level of detail and horticultural sophistication that I have not seen at IUPUC since I began working here. Finally, I have witnessed that he helps to pitch in and maintain our recently added rain garden near the RC building. Although not part of his official duties, he sees no problem in helping a bit, “since he’s out anyways.” Working on campus, one often does not notice when things are neat, or well maintained, rather, we notice when things are out-of-place. However, Warren quietly and humbly performs his job without expectation of praise and has played a vital role in the maintenance of and addition to our beautiful outdoor spaces on campus.
Warren has a passion for gardening and it shows in the consistently neat and manicured appearance of the IUPUC grounds. His passion for gardening was cultivated at an early age by his mother who, through the help of her children, always maintained a beautiful yard and garden. He continues to advance his skill through provided training on pesticides, turf care, and the care of raingardens.
When not tending to the grounds at IUPUC, Warren enjoys camping and kayaking, movies and basketball. While he admittedly loves the outdoor, what he loves more than anything else in this world are his two sons and two grandsons.