October 15, 2010
Rodger Tschanz, well-known among LO members as the manager of the trial garden, was among 14 outstanding University of Guelph employees to receive the President’s Award for Exemplary Staff Service. University president Alastair Summerlee presented the awards.

It was announced at the award presentations on Sept. 7 that Rodger Tschanz was honoured for “the ideas of community service. His humble attitude makes it difficult to know how many community projects he is involved in, but they include the United Way, Big Brothers, Guelph Museum, Canada Blooms and the Guelph Interaction conference.”

Tschanz also received the Susanne Sprowl Community Service Award. Presented by United Steelworkers Local 4120, it recognizes significant contributions to the university and external community through community spirit and volunteer work.