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Congratulations to staff employees for achieving significant milestones


Ever year the University awards its employees for achieving significant service milestones. The awards are granted during the Service Recognition Luncheon hosted by Human Resources normally in the spring.

This year, the University and the Department of Geosciences congratulates Eva Groves and Robert Koenigsmark for their tenth anniversaries, and George Rose for reaching his 35th year milestone!

GEO staff employees, George Rose, Eva Groves, and Robert Koenigsmark.
George Rose, Senior Technical Support II, 30 years, Eva Groves, Academic Support III, 10 years, and Robert Koenigsmark, Facilities & Safety Manager, 10 years.

We asked each to summarize their journey here at PU and how they came about to arrived at our doors?

George Rose, Senior Technical Support II - 35 years

“I started working for Princeton in 1974 at the Plasma Physics Lab. I left for three years in ’78, was married, and returned to PPL in ’81.  In ’84 I moved to the Forrestal machine shop and three years later worked for the Chemistry department for about a year. I transferred to my present position in Geosciences in 1988.

I’ve been married for 35 years to my wife Ilya.  Our eldest son, Ian, is 31 and is married to his wife Jamie. Our youngest son David is 28. I enjoy fly-fishing and read a great deal.”

Eva Groves, Academic Support III

“Arriving at Princeton University in July of 2002, I began work as a faculty assistant in the Department of Geosciences supporting Prof. François Morel and his associated research group. Today, I support six professors! Profs. Daniel Sigman, Tullis Onstott, David Medvigy, Stephan Fueglistaler, and Jorge Sarmiento. I enjoy the challenge of supporting three busy research labs and getting to know the many international students who work and learn in them.  It is amazing to watch their growth from fledglings to mature scientists, yet bittersweet when they graduate and leave Princeton to begin their own careers.
When not at Princeton, I enjoy time with my family, cooking, cycling, reading, and going to the beach!  I have a grown daughter in Arizona who works as a process engineer for Intel and two sons in college. The youngest is a finance major at the University of Richmond, and the oldest is an industrial design engineer who will graduate this spring from New Jersey Institute of Technology."

Robert Koenigsmark, Facilities & Safety Manager

“I began my career at Princeton University in January 2002, when I was hired as the Maintenance Shop Foreman at EQUAD. In January 2006, I was offered the position of Facilities and Safety Manager here in the Department of Geosciences, Guyot Hall. I enjoy my current job with many varied responsibilities. I am involved with space renovations, safety issues, maintenance issues, vehicles, shipments, the card access system, and the surplus system.
I live in Toms River, NJ just five miles from the ocean and I am married with two sons, one who just got engaged! I look forward to summers at the Jersey shore, golfing, and enjoying life.”