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diane schimizzi receiving her award from dan bollman

Congratulations to Diane Schimizzi: Summer Employee of the Quarter

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Oct. 9, 2018

Diane Schimizzi has been working in Planning Design and Construction for 35 years, including two years as an engineering aide while she was earning her mechanical engineering degree from MSU. Once she got her degree in 1985, she became the first woman engineer hired by the university. 

As a facility asset specialist, Schimizzi helps various teams by organizing and analyzing information about assets and capital projects to accomplish their goals. She works at a computer and attends team meetings, but will be getting back out into the field soon as part of a pilot project to locate and verify all the equipment in the College of Law, Engineering Building, Business College Complex and Spartan Stadium. 

“I really enjoy tracking down equipment information the maintenance departments need to keep everything running,” Schimizzi said. “It’s like a treasure hunt, following clues from the extensive system of records we have in PDC. I also enjoy being able to use my years of experience estimating and designing mechanical systems to answer questions from newer staff.” 

Outside of work, Schimizzi enjoys scrapbooking photos because it’s a time she can re-live memories with her daughter and family. 

Her advice to other IPF staff: “Find the work that provides you with the most satisfaction and enjoyment. No matter what that turns out to be, that’s where you will be contributing your best to the university.”