News Pulling Back The Curtains

Maintenance staff continues to improve campus behind the scenes

By Alec Vick ’15
THE ROUNDUP

Photo by Julian De Ocampo ’13--Members of the maintenance staff pose for a picture in their work area.

The Brophy maintenance staff can be found anywhere on campus on any given day; whether it be setting up tables in the Great Hall or even leaf-blowing the McCain Colonnade.

“Our department is responsible for the 17 vehicles it owns, to keep them serviced, fueled, cleaned and ready for all clubs and teams to use seven days a week,” said Director of Facilities Mrs. Sherri Stephens.  “We take care of three campuses, the main campus, the Brophy Sports Club, and the swim club – all maintenance and landscaping.”

“We also take care of the two houses that Brophy owns in the neighborhood, where Fr. Reese, Fr. Bishop, and traveling Jesuits stay in one and the Alumni Service Corps boys live in the other. We take care of all the fields, lining them for whichever sport is going on at the time,” Mrs. Stephens said. “We have a Google calendar for every field, building/room that we schedule for faculty and staff to use, like the Great Hall, Black Box, Chapel, baseball field, etc.”

Mrs. Stephens is also the liaison between the Brophy administration and the Michael’s Catering staff.

All the heat and air conditioning in the school is controlled from her computer, giving her an unending job.

Member of the maintenance staff Marc Radolinski has been with Brophy for 28 years now. He has set up 27, soon to be 28 graduations.

“Every day I have a different post…there’s always something that needs to be done,” Mr. Radolinski said. “There’s always setting up in the Great Hall, or getting ready for an event.”

The Great Hall is an ever changing place due to banquets, prayer services and just the common eating and gathering place that it is.

Students see the changes after they are made, but rarely see all that goes into making it happen.

“The students know we are here, and we’re just doing our (job),” said Mr. Radolinski.