Celebrating Environmental Services Week: Meet Linda Flowers

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Linda Flowers
Each day this week -- which is Environmental Services Week -- we'll get to know one of our campus environmental services workers who keep the medical center clean and running smoothly.

Today we meet:

Name: Linda Flowers

Title: Environmental Services Worker

Years at UNMC: 24 years

Buildings I work at: Bennett Hall (previously in Laundry and Linen at the Academic and Research Services building).

Compliments accepted

If you'd like to applaud an EVS worker this week, leave a message in the "Comments" field below. Tell us who you want to thank and what a great job they do.

Favorite thing about UNMC: I like the people. I'm a people person. I like how friendly people are, and the way we help if a person is lost. I also like the atmosphere at UNMC, and I think we all care about each other.

Three things you don't know about me:

  • When I'm working, I like to sing.
  • I was born in Mississippi and raised in Chicago. That's where I met my husband (originally from Arkansas), who was attending Malcolm X College. We moved to Omaha after he was offered a job here.
  • I'm very picky, especially when it comes to cleaning. I like things to be a certain way.


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Sue Prusia
September 11, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Congratulations, Linda, on your well deserved recognition! You are always so pleasant and helpful to us all here in Bennett Hall! Your genuine caring and concern for all of us around you shows each and every day. You are a wonderful woman and it is a pleasure to get to work with you everyday. I appreciate your kind words of encouragment through all of the journies that life presents to us. Thank you for all you do for me!

Maheswari Mukherjee/Manju
September 11, 2013 at 9:17 AM

I love to see Linda in Bennet Hall everyday. Her pleasant greetings and beautiful smile brightens my day. Glad to have her in Bennet Hall with us. Thank you Linda for everything you do to us!!

Nicki Simmons
September 11, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Thank you so much Bob Wachter and Linda!! You guys are always! Thank you for always taking such good care of us! Thank you for always greeting us and smiling. We really appreciate it!

Amber Deonnyll
September 11, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Linda always starts my day off with a smile! She is generally the first person I see when I come to work. She always asks me about my family and is eager to listen to my stories! Thank you Linda, for everything you do!

Sue Stewart
September 11, 2013 at 7:46 AM

Thanks for taking such good care of us! My day starts out with your friendly smile and greeting! You are very much appreciated!

Joe Norman
September 10, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Linda and Bob, Thank you for all you do. Your pleasant greetings, big smiles and ready conversations always make our days start off better.

James Temme
September 10, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Linda and Bob keep Bennett Hall looking like a diamond! Both of you are positive people with a great attitude. Thank you for all you do!

Janet Davis
September 10, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Thank you goes to Jessica who keeps the Clinical Research Center sparkling! We appreciate all of your hard work.

Ronda Stevens
September 10, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Linda Flowers is someone I look up to. She is loving and wise in sincere ways. She works hard; in fact she could choose not to work due to health issues, but says she would rather be busy and be with people. When one of my co-workers was seriously ill, Linda sent many messages of genuine love and support. I feel fortunate to have crossed paths with her in my life.

Kyle Meyer
September 10, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Linda Flowers and Bob Wachter have been providing the highest quality service to Bennett Hall and its occupants since it opened as the newly renovated home for the School of Allied Health Professions. Five years later, the building looks as good as it did in 2008. Thanks to both of you for your outstanding work.

Cindy Skarda
September 10, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Linda, Thank you for everything. Cindy.

Janice Tompkins
September 10, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Linda brightens every morning with her greeting. Thank you for taking such good care of us in Bennett Hall.

Virgie Powers
September 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Linda was able to make Bennett Hall look great when some of us were occupants before the renovation- no small task! As I recall, she was able to follow us to BSC when we were temporarily housed there during the BTH renovation. She has been a smiling part of the SAHP for as long as I can remember, and when she is out on those rare breaks from work she is definitely missed!

Kathleen Burke
September 10, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Linda-you do a wonderful job. You always put a smile on my face too!

Geri Finn
September 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Linda is AMAZING. She looks out for all of us in Bennett Hall and it is evident that she genuinely cares...offering to help and asking about our families. Her words are always kind and there is always a smile on her face. I am so grateful to get to work with her. Thank you Linda for everything you do!

Andrew Henneberry
September 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM

I have only been with UNMC for one month and I can honestly say seeing Linda every morning and her saying hello, with that big smile, helps to start my day on the right foot and has quickly made me feel at home. :)

Darwin Brown
September 10, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Congratulations to Linda during EVS week, and the other 51 weeks of the year, for the outstanding work she performs, her outgoing personality, and willingness to do what needs to get done for the good of the enterprise. She and her faithful sidekick, Bob, have been caring for Bennett Hall for years and we are all the better for it. Thanks to all of the hardworking, kind, and thoughtful EVS employees who keep UNMC and TNMC looking good! It is very much apprecaited.

September 10, 2013 at 10:02 AM

It is always a pleasure to see Linda in the morning. She puts a smile on my face. Glad to have her in Bennett- Lisa

Kim Bynote
September 10, 2013 at 9:30 AM

HUGE KUDOS to TY LI (not sure about spelling) 6th floor of DRC1. She has always done an exceptional job and is always ready with a quick smile when greeting her in the mornings. When she is not here you can tell...enough said! Thanks so much for the hard work that you do!!!!! Whether you know it or not it is greatly appreciated!!!!

Greg Karst
September 10, 2013 at 8:50 AM

It's great having Linda with us in Bennett Hall. Not only does she do a great job, but she always has a smile and is a delight to talk with. She truly is a "people person" and is a great ambassador for UNMC. Linda and Bob both do excellent work in Bennett Hall, and on behalf of the SAHP faculty and staff, I would just like to offer a big THANK YOU!

Pat O'Neil
September 10, 2013 at 8:42 AM

I met Linda my first day on the job here in the School of Allied Health Professions. She has greeted me by name, with a smile every single time she has seen me since then. While she does a great job keeping our building sparkling, it is her sunny attitude that I truly appreciate.

Diane Landon
September 10, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Linda, It's so nice to come to work in the morning and have you greet us with a warm smile and hello! Thank you for always helping and making the day brighter!

Deb Gasper
September 10, 2013 at 8:25 AM

I would like to thank Deb M and Bubba R who work in our Psychiatry Dept. at Poynter Hall. They do a very nice job for us and are very friendly and pleasant. They are a joy to have around. Thanks Deb & Bubba!

Tere Batt
September 10, 2013 at 8:16 AM

I would like to thank Kayla Cokes. Kayla makes sure our housekeeping needs are met. She goes above and beyond to make sure rooms that are being used for meetings are clean and ready. Kayla, thank you for all of your hard work. You are a Rock Star!

September 10, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Here in the eye clinic, we have been able to be blessed with such nice people. Earl just retired and his partner has picked up the slack and is working way too hard, this is a big building and she is busy but greets us with a smile and a good morning. Thanks to her for a job well done.

Deb B
September 10, 2013 at 7:23 AM

Want to thank Deb M and Buba R for the fine work they do for Psychiatry at Poynter Hall, they are friendly, helpful and a pleasure to work with

marlene haske
September 10, 2013 at 6:03 AM

I would love to thank Joyce & Margo in the Student Life Center! They always do such a great job and never hesitate if we ask for a favor or if we need their help with something. They always work as a team and help each other when they can. They care about always doing their best....and it shows!