Larry Cardwell, 25 years

Custodian II

Campus Services

Larry Cardwell

Tell us a little about the work you’ve done at Emory throughout your career.

I started my career at Emory University in Campus Services at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Fast-forward to today, I’m now working at the Rollins School of Public Health servicing faculty, staff and students. 

What are some of your favorite memories of your time at Emory?

I am one of the few Emory staff still around that was lucky enough to assist with the arrival of the Egyptian Mummy Exhibit over two decades ago. In 2019, I received the Rollins School of Public Health Student Government Staff of the Year Award, which is voted on by the students and is awarded to a staff member who demonstrates a genuine concern for students, distinguished service and a commitment to the university and the community. It was an honor to receive this award! 

What are some of the most significant changes you have witnessed over the course of your career?

The growth and expansion of the university over the years.  Also, the advancement with technology and the emphasis on recycling.  

Larry Cardwell

Is there anything you miss from “back in the day”?

Back in the day we had more face-to-face contact – now, people just send emails to communicate and have virtual meetings.  We no longer take the time to actually meet or talk in person and I miss that. 

What do you hope for the future of Emory?

I hope Emory remains to be a place where people can continue building lasting relationships and making positive changes in peoples’ lives!