Longtime SDSU custodial staff hangs up his ‘cape’

Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown

One of The Union’s most famous faces will no longer be seen as frequently on campus.

After 21 years of working at SDSU, George Nelson will retire from his position on the janitorial staff at The Union. Nelson’s last day of work will be April 3.

“I like the students,” said Nelson. “It has been a very good experience.”

Nelson said that the job has had its “ups and downs” but that “all in all, it has been pretty cool.”

Nelson said that he has worked here so long that he is a little nervous to retire but is ready for a break. Nelson has family in both Huron, S.D., and in Virginia, Minn., that he likes to visit. He is unsure as to what he will do with his retirement but is sure he will find something to do with his time.

“It’s about time I hang up my cape,” Nelson said. “Superman finally retires.”