Employee Spotlight-Fitzgerald

Eddie Fitzgerald | Director of Environmental Services | Serving SIC Since 2005

Spotlight CandidateEd Fitzgerald


I received the NISOD award while at SIC. I was also named employee of the year at Harrisburg Medical Center while working as Director of Environmental Services.



I graduated from Carrier Mills High School in 1978. Since then I’ve completed several industry related courses. Most recently I completed BOC (Building Operators Certification) level 1 course as well as Hazwhopper and various NIMS (National Incident Management System) and ICS (Incident Command System) training courses.

Organizations or committees:

Campus Violence Prevention Committee, Safety Committee, Parking and Traffic Committee, Campus Environment Committee. 

What position(s) did you hold prior to SIC?
Prior to my career at SIC I worked for 10 yrs. as a construction administration specialist for Garrison Jones Architects (later became Image Architects) in Carbondale. Prior to that I was Director of Environmental Services at Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg, IL. 

What does SIC mean to you?
I think of several admirable traits when I think of SIC but probably the most prevalent would be “quality”. It’s an institution that thrives on doing a good job. There are several great people here that truly take pride in their job. I think this is an inherent trait that can be seen from the top down. And best of all I think it’s evident in the graduates that leave here to wherever life’s path may take them.

What do you do in your spare time?  
I’ve been known to fish a little in my spare time. When I’m not fishing I think about fishing. Or whine to my wife that I need to go fishing. 

Where’s your favorite vacation spot?
To be determined, but I am sure it will be on a Muskie fishing lake somewhere.

In the movie based on your life, who plays you?
Chevy Chase

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
Although I can think of several people (Peter Jennings, Walt Disney, Nelson Mandela, etc.) that I would enjoy having a meal with, my favorite person to enjoy a meal with is my wife.

What's the best piece of advice you have ever heard?
“The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.”