Thursday’s Fort Wayne, Ind., Journal Gazette, featured a number of unsung heroes, the people behind the scenes who make things work. Among those included in the feature is Jeff Buriff, grounds supervisor at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. A portion of that story is below. Read the complete story here.
He keeps Grace beautiful
Puddles fill the potholes in the gravel parking lot outside the maintenance building at Miller Field, Grace College’s sports complex.
But the grass on those fields is a deep emerald green, lush and in need of a mow on yet another rainy April day in Winona Lake.
Those beautiful fields are Jeff Buriff’s domain, and he is rightfully proud of them.
If it is outside the buildings on the campus of the small evangelical Christian liberal arts college, affiliated with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, it is Buriff’s responsibility: The concrete, the yards, the trees and those athletic fields that take up so much of his time.
A Grace graduate, Buriff, 41, returned to the college about five years ago after running a landscape design company for almost a decade.
The landscaping company, which he owned with his wife, had been doing work for Grace College for year,s and the school offered him the job full time.
Read about the unsung heroes, including Jeff Buriff, here.