This season, outstanding University of Virginia faculty and staff members are being recognized for their achievements with the Cavalier Appreciation Award. At Saturday’s home football game against the Virginia Military Institute, Warren “Hubba” Wood Jr. of Facilities Management is being honored.
In May, Wood was the recipient of a 2013 Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award, the highest U.Va. honor that staff can receive for their service to the University.
Wood supervises Facilities Management’s sign shop. When new buildings or major renovations are completed, it’s often Wood’s group working in the final hours installing directories and room signage.
For 30 years, Wood has served with the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, answering emergency calls at all hours of the night. In November 2011, he and his son Robert responded to a vehicle fire and pulled three passengers from a car moments before flames engulfed the vehicle.